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'The Ma'ruf Amin Way': The theoretical ideals of Islamic economics

Paul Sutaryono

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, May 12, 2019  /  05:51 pm
'The Ma'ruf Amin Way': The theoretical ideals of Islamic economics

The Ma'aruf Amin Way. (-/Paul Sutaryono)

A new book offers insights into the mind of Ma’ruf Amin, a senior cleric who will most likely accompany President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in his second presidential term. The book, called The Ma'ruf Amin Way and authored by several writers, namely Sahala Panggabean, Anwar Abbas, Chandra Saritua, Bayu Winarko, Frans Meroga Panggabean and Iryan Ali Herdiansyah, seems like a suitable companion to a previously published book called Jokoway, which was written by Eko Sulistio and offers a perspective on Jokowi’s leadership style. The Ma’ruf Amin Way tries to elaborate on a statement Ma’ruf made on Islamic economics, partnership and redistribution of assets during the Community Economic Congress held by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in 2017. Ma’ruf said that ideally, economic practices should be based on Islamic values, where partnerships...