Over the past decades, MUI (The Indonesian Ulema Council) has revealed about 90 edicts. The latest one is one of the most controversial edict, they talked about Indonesia’s health insurance.
“The implementation of Indonesia’s health insurance scheme delivered by BPJS Kesehatan (the Health Care and Social Security Agency) is inconsistent with sharia principles, especially the insurance components which are related to agreement among parties. This program contains elements of speculation, gambling and usury. We recommended that the government create a sharia BPJS,” the MUI said in a document published on its website, quoted by thejakartapost.com.
Said Aqil Siradj, chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the biggest Islamic organization in Indonesia, criticized the MUI, claiming that the council issued edicts easily.
Easy easy peasy lemon squeezy folks, everytime MUI releases an edict, how many people obey it? Do they care? Even some muslims say ‘who cares?’. How far muslims care about MUI edicts? not much. Then why?