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Muhammadiyah at 107: New challenges, roles in education

  • Alpha Amirrachman
    Alpha Amirrachman

    Executive director of the Center for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilizations (CDCC)

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Yogyakarta   /   Fri, December 6, 2019   /  11:03 am
Muhammadiyah at 107: New challenges, roles in education At the celebration Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim praised Muhammadiyah for its efforts to realize education for all way before the proclamation of the republic in 1945. (Antara/Luqman Hakim)

During the celebration of the 107th anniversary of the Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s first Muslim organization which merged traditional Islamic and Western style of education, chairman Haedar Nashir reiterated the organization’s mission to spur on a renaissance in the nation. The celebration took place in the organization’s hometown at Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta (UMY). At the celebration Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim praised Muhammadiyah for its efforts to realize education for all way before the proclamation of the republic in 1945. Since its establishment on Nov. 18, 1912, in Yogyakarta by its founder Ahmad Dahlan as a reformist socioreligious movement, advocating ijtihad or individual interpretation of Quran and sunnah (Prophet’s sayings), Muhammadiyah has established thousands of schools and hundreds of universities, hosp...

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