Sharia Economics Forcing Kiai to Become a Banker

159Syahida Inn, UIN NEWS Online– The positive growth of sharia economy in Indonesia can not be separated from the contribution of Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), especially the National Sharia Council (DSN), which issued moderate and flexible fatwas. Thus simultaneously forced kiai in the DSN MUI to understand very well about economic problems, especially banking.

It was conveyed by KH Ma’ruf Amin, Chairman of MUI and Chairman of DSN, at a national seminar entitled ” Tantangan dan Peluang Pasar Keuangan Syariah di Indonesia ” at the 2nd floor Auditorium of Syahida Inn onTuesday (5/17/2017). The seminar was held by Graduate School (SPs) UIN Jakarta

“Now it is mixed, kiai become banker and banker also like kiai. For example, Pak Syakir (Muhammad Syakir Sula, BNI Syariah Commissioner and Chairman of Sharia Economic Society, ed.), He is a banker but already like kiai because he understand the mudharabah term and musharaka, his understanding exceeds the santri it self, ” Jokes Ma’ruf who also an Executive Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (PBNU)

He added, sharia banking is obviously different from conventional one. The difference lies in the capital that must be clean from things that is considered haram and the process using lawful halal. “For example, person who married with a legal contract with a person without it would be obviously different,” explained kiai who is also descendant of Sheikh Nawawi Banten.

For information, DSN is a special board established by MUI to issue fatwas related to sharia economy. Currently DSN has been Lawfuled by the issuance of Law No. 21 of 2008 on Sharia Banking. Clause 32 states that Islamic banks should be supervised by the Sharia Supervisory Board.

“Currently DSN already has a DSN Institute that provides certification training of Sharia Supervisory Board,” said Ma’ruf. (usa)