Religion, State and Market

UIN Antasari Banjarmasin together with Bank Syariah Indonesia (BSI) held a public lecture and Islamic financial literacy with the theme: Religion, State and Market located at Mastur Zahri Auditorium UIN Antasari, this public lecture presented Prof. Dr. Komaruddin Hidayat (Independent Commissioner of BSI) as the keynote speaker. The activity was also aired live through zoom meeting and Youtube channel UIN Antasari Banjarmasin, (14/12/2021).

Prof. Komaruddin Hidayat in his presentation said about the form of relations between the state, religion and the market in the life of the Indonesian nation.

First, the state and the market are human creations whose influence is very powerful in determining and regulating the behavior of society. Second, the growth of a religion is strongly influenced by the state’s attitude towards religion. Third, in Indonesia religion and state are mutualist, reciprocity. Both need each other. Fourth, this condition is a great opportunity for religions, especially Islam, to develop as long as Muslims are creative and independent. Fifth, the independence of the economy and education of the people is vital to maintaining the peace of the ummah. Sixth, BSI position is very strategic, the foot is in the country and rooted to the community as well. Seventh, the existence of the market today has become part of the network of Global Capitalism that is systemic-institutional that is not easy to control the state, especially when the digital economy appears. Eighth, if Muslims do not understand and participate as actors in it, then the religion and its people will be marginalized from the state, as well as the increasingly lobbying market network. Ninth, economic literacy education and citizenship are a must for Muslims.




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