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EDITORIAL: Women ulema for the world


    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, April 28, 2017 | 08:26 am
EDITORIAL: Women ulema for the world Students walk to Kebon Jambu Al-Islamy Islamic boarding school in Cirebon, West Java, on Tuesday. The school hosts a three-day national congress where hundreds of female clerics from across the country discuss challenges Indonesian women face. (JP/Nurul Fitri Ramadhani)

PREMIUM The first-ever national congress of women ulema, and the world’s first, organizers claim, was held from Tuesday to Thursday in Cirebon, a major area of Islamic heritage from which Islam spread to West Java. The host, in a province with one of the highest numbers of discriminatory bylaws in the country, was Nyai Masriyah Amva, leader of Kebon Jambu Al Islamy boarding school, which has about 1...