REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - One of the main islamic oragnizations in Indonesia, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), encourages Muslim women to invest in stock exchange. "Today we initiate the opening of trade. I hope the existence of Muslim women of NU in stock market can lead to prosperity, build national integrity, and strengthen the economy," the Chairman of Muslim Women of NU, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, said on Monday when officially opened the trade of composite stock price index (IHSG) in Jakarta Stock Exchange.
The opening also marked the cooperation on financial planning between Jakarta Stock Exchange and Muslim Women of NU. Earlier, Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) granted halal certificates to some stocks in Jakarta Stock Exchange. The certification ensures the Muslim women organization to invite women in 33 provinces in Indonesia to invest.
The Deputy Secretary General of Muslim Women of NU, Zannuba Ariffah Chafson, sees the organization's effort on developing the knowledge of capital market as something amazing. She added that the investment could improve women’s skills in investing their money.
The participation of Muslim women is also expected to give additional value for the economy. "National finance impacts the household so the women must anticipate such condition," she said.