Grand Imam of Istiqlal Mosque Calls for Preservation of Indonesia’s Diversity

Nasaruddin described diversity in Indonesia as beautiful, calling for its preservation.

First time in Presidency, Jokowi Celebrated Idul Fitri in the Capital

Those officials included Istiqlal Mosque’s grand imam Nasaruddin Umar, Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin.

Grand Imam of Istiqlal Mosque: Eid al-Fitr Momentum to Increase Patriotism

"With this Eid al-Fitr we increase the patriotism of country and the nation for the integrity of NKRI [the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia]," said Nasaruddin as quoted in a press release in Jakarta,

Europe Looks to Indonesia as Model of Peaceful Islam

The Indonesian delegation to the Danish event included prominent religious representatives of Indonesia – mostly Muslims – such as Nasaruddin Umar, grand imam of the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta

Nat’l Police, Ulemas Hold Dialog to Ease Tension

Nasaruddin expressed his wish for similar meetings between Islamic organizations and the police to be held regularly to create a sense of familiarity between the two parties.

Istiqlal grand imam calls on Ahok protesters to remain calm

He also stated that a legitimate government should be nurtured at all costs as it is the prerequisite for the propagation of Islam and its teachings.