Jakarta-wapresri.go.id. Muslims in Indonesia should be grateful for its two qualities, namely their largest number in the world, and their moderate thinking. Vice President Jusuf Kalla stated this when opening the third national congress of Wahdah Islamiyah with the theme “Realizing Peace and Civilized Indonesia with Moderate Islam”, held in in Pondok Gede Hajj Dormitory, Jakarta, Tuesday (July 19).

However, he added, efforts to improve the life quality of the people should also be a concern.

“We must always strive to contribute so that Islam can be developed and prosperous,” said the Vice President.

The Vice President further said that Islam is not only a religion, but also a way to live in peace and mutual respect with fellow human beings.

He then hoped that Muslim organizations in Indonesia should be more instrumental in advancing the economic condition of the people.

“Dakwah (Islamic propagation) is not limited to the teaching of how we carry out worship, but also how to achieve a better life in this world and in the hereafter,” he said.

Concluding his speech, the Vice President believed that Wahdah Islamiyah that is growing rapidly in a relatively short time will greatly contribute to the progress and peace of the nation.

Also attending the ceremony were Chairman of Wahdah Islamiyah M. Zaitun Rasmin, former Minister of Youth and Sports Adhiyaksa Dault, Head of the Secretariat of the Vice President Mohammad Omar, Vice President’s Deputy on Human Development and Equitable Development Bambang Widianto, and Special Staff to the Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Autonomy Syahrul Udjud. (KIP, Setwapres)