"In the past five years, Jokowi (Joko Widodo) has been promoted from a Solo mayor to Jakarta governor and now president-elect," he said before hundreds of Islamic clerics and scholars from 34 provinces in the country, at a gathering at Al-Hikam Islamic boarding school here on Saturday.
Several national figures were seen at the gathering, including the chairman of the General Elections organizers Ethics Council, Jimly Ashiddiiqie, and defense forces (TNI) commander General Moeldoko.
Hasyim said Jokowi has passed the stage, being promoted from a local to a national leader.
"This is a blessing that we must take care of together," he said.
He noted there are two qualities that a leader must have, honesty and modesty.
"It is honesty that must control desires and not the other way round," he said.
He said that he hoped, with Jokowi's modesty, he could become a role model for provincial governors, district heads and city mayors.
Hasyim also called upon Jokowi not to question clerics support for him.
Ahmad Millah Hasan, representing the organizer of the meeting, said among the topics discussed at the meeting was Indonesias future after the presidential election.
Reporting by feru lantara