Febryan Mujahid Panatagama (IPIEF)

Strong, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of Muhammadiyah in the globalization era

1. Strong:

1)     Muhammadiyah has surviving power since its establishment in 1912 when Indonesia wasn’t independence yet.

2)     Muhammadiyah has educational power because its own many schools in Indonesia from the basic elementary school up to universities.

3)     Muhammadiyah has cultural power because it’s followed by various people all over Indonesia and its movement struggled from the satellite area up to the capital city.

4)      Muhammadiyah has economical power from its cooperation all over nation.

5)     Muhammadiyah has endeavor’s power from its scholars and cadres.

6)     Muhammadiyah is national and international movement based on the Islamic philosophies.

For these powers Muhammadiyah becomes one of the most potential socio-religious movements in facing the globalization today.

2. Weakness:

1)     Since its establishment Muhammadiyah doesn’t invented enough scholars yet in order to up-grades the quality of its peoples.

2)     Muhammadiyah doesn’t maintain its cadres yet to organize Indonesia particularly in the political movement.

3)     Muhammadiyah with its surviving power doesn’t have its own President to lead its peoples and Indonesian Republic even it was existed before Indonesia’s Independency.

4)     Muhammadiyah doesn’t maintain yet its overseas branches well; especially in the ASEAN nations which are extremely need the Islamic endeavors.

3. Opportunities:

1)     Muhammadiyah has many schools and universities to be optimized and to be educated to prepare its students and collegians in facing globalization.

2)     Muhammadiyah is acceptable and accountable nationally and internationally.

4. Threats:

1)     The impact of liberalism especially in the intern educational schools and universities is encountered nowadays.

What Muhammadiyah should do for reducing the negative effects of globalization?

1)     Naturalization of the people’s muhammadiyah-ism, creed, and faith.

2)     Empowering its cadres, peoples, scholars, students, and collegians with sufficient education.

3)     The inventions on technologies, economical expansion, and public services trough educational and environmental movements.