<pre>Visit Islamic boarding schools in West Sumatra, this is the impression and message of the TNI Commander


Padang Pariaman,
Islamic boarding schools have an important role to prepare the people in facing the challenges of an increasingly complex era. Islamic boarding schools with santri and their ulamas became enlightened in the lives of religious people.

This assertion was expressed by TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Thursday (14/3), at Nationalism Silaturrahmi and Tabligh Akbar at Islamic Boarding School Nurul Yaqin -Ringan Pakandangan, VI Neighborhood District, Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra.

According to Hadi Tjahjanto, without the presence of scholars and santri who were educated in Islamic boarding schools, the ummah could lose direction in their lives.

Therefore in the life of nation and state, boarding schools are asked to continue to strengthen the values ​​of national unity and unity. Santri continues to uphold the life of the nation and state.


“Imagine without a pesantren, there is no knowledgeable person who is superior, intelligent, qualified and has a religious understanding in order to maintain the integrity of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia (NKRI). I am with the National Police Chief Tito Karnavian traveling around Indonesia to ensure the security of the NKRI. Photographs of TNI Commander and Chief of Police holding hands are displayed everywhere. This proves that Indonesia is still safe, “said Hadi Tjahjanto.

It was said, how widespread this NKRI is. Two-thirds of the area is sea. Have many languages, tribes, islands, different religions. There are Sundanese, Javanese, Bugis, Padang (Minang), Papuans and so on. That is different from Indonesia. Islamic boarding schools play an important role in keeping the NKRI intact.

The Commander also revealed, Indonesia has great people. There are Indonesian children who won the world level mathematics olympiad. Indonesia is also able to win the Olympics in physics, chemistry in the world. They succeed because they are able to discipline themselves. The key to success is self-discipline.

“In Islamic boarding schools students have been taught and trained in discipline. Just like in the TNI and Polri. “TNI and Polri discipline when they have to sleep with the sound of trumpets, wake up before dawn with trumpets,” he said.

The same is true of santri in pesantren. Sleep is regulated, waking is arranged. All disciplines. and Polri.

“That is the success of Islamic boarding schools fostering students to become future leaders. Now the pesantren education system begins to be emulated by the boarding school pattern, “said Hadi.

On that occasion the Commander also asked the santri to be able to filter information through social media which was intentionally aimed at dividing the Indonesian people. For this reason, the unity and unity of the Indonesian people must be maintained and strengthened.

Silaturrahmi was attended by National Police Chief General H. Muhammad Tito Karnavian, Chairperson of the Hubbul Council of Remembrance Wathan KH Mustafa Aqil Siroj, West Sumatra Governor Irwan Prayitno, Regent of Padang Pariaman Ali Mukhni, Head of Islamic Boarding School Nurul Yaqin Sheikh Muhammad Rais Tuanku, Chairperson of Nurul Yaqin Foundation Idarusalam Tuanku Sutan, santri and assembly teacher of Nurul Yaqin Islamic boarding school and Nurul Yaqin branch.

(Armaidi Tanjung / Muhammad Faizin)

This Article was Published On: NU Online

Translated by Google Translate


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