Indonesian People Mourns, Muslim Scholar and Pluralism Icon Ahmad Syafii Maarif Dies

- 28 May 2022 12:41 WIB
Buya Ahmad Syafii Maarif
Buya Ahmad Syafii Maarif

JAKARTADAILY.ID -- Indonesia is mourning the death of the former chairman of PP Muhammadiyah, Buya Ahmad Syafii Maarif, Friday, 27 May 2022.

Known affectionately as Buya, Ahmad Syafii Maarif died at PKU Muhammadiyah Gamping Hospital, at the age of 84 years.

The sad news was conveyed by the General Chairperson of PP Muhammadiyah, Haedar Nasir. He expressed his deep condolences for the death of Buya Syafii Maarif.

“Muhammadiyah and the Indonesian people are grieving. Buya Prof Dr H Ahmad Syafii Maarif has passed away on Friday 27 May 2022 at 10.15 WIB at PKU Muhammadiyah Gamping Hospital," said Haedar Nashir, Friday 27 May 2022.

Minister of Religion Yaqut Cholil Qoumas or Gus Yaqut expressed his deep condolences for the death of one of the great scholars in Indonesia.

"Another role model and Indonesian figure has died, the late Buya Syafii Maarif. Indonesia has lost a national teacher," said Gus Yaqut in a statement published on his website, Friday, May 27, 2022.

The figure of the late Buya Syafii in the eyes of Gus Yaqut was not only an intellectual, but also a scholar figure who inspired many people, including himself.

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Gus Yaqut assessed the figure of the deceased as someone who was consistent in defending the truth, protecting the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, and playing a role in maintaining religious harmony in the country.

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Editor: Muhamad Al Azhari

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