JAKARTADAILY.ID – The founder of the Al-Mukmin Islamic Boarding School Ngruki Sukoharjo, Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, stated that he agreed with the Pancasila ideology. Baasyir had spent 15 years in prison due to terrorism cases.
From video uploads circulating in the community, it is known that Ba'asyir's thoughts have changed after contemplating the decisions of the ulama who agreed with Pancasila.
"Pancasila is shirk, that's how I used to (think). But after I studied further, it's impossible for Muslim scholars to agree on the basis of a shirk state, that's impossible," said Ba'asyir as quoted by JakartaDaily.com from a video that was widely circulated, Friday, August 5, 2022.
"Indonesia is based on Pancasila, why was it approved by scholars? Because it is based on monotheism, a Belief in the One Supreme God. This is also my final understanding," he explained again.
In the video uploaded to the KataKita Facebook account, Ba'asyir said that Pancasila recognizes the principle of One Godhead. Therefore, he considers it to be part of monotheism in Islamic teachings.
"So Pancasila itself actually requires that Indonesia be governed by God's law. That is the goal of the ulama," he said.
Even though he has agreed, Ba'asyir said that the meaning of Pancasila has now been distorted a lot. In fact, he said the Pancasila ideology in society only stopped at the mouth and did not become a person's life guide.