A Kiai for Everyone
A team is given the task to polish Ma’ruf Amin, so that he would be acceptable for millennials and non-Muslims.
MA'RUF Amin only had one short question for Joko Widodo after the President appointed him as his running mate. “I asked him if I had to change my outfit,” Ma’ruf recalled.
Jokowi, Ma’ruf continued, asked him to keep his appearance. “If people ask for Kiai (Islamic leader) Ma’ruf, this is what they get,” said Ma’ruf, quoting Jokowi. Ma’ruf continued: “If I wear Air Jordan, lots of people...