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Jakarta Post

Muhammadiyah celebrates centennial with introspection

  • Sri Wahyuni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 26 2009   /  01:30 pm

Muhammadiyah, one of the country's largest Islamic organizations, celebrated its Islamic calendar centenary on Wednesday in Yogyakarta with a pledge to use the moment for internal evaluation, introspection and retrospection to perform better in the future. Speaking in front of some 25,000 activists and supporters of the organization at a ceremony at Mandala Krida Stadium, Muhammadiyah's chairman Din Syamsuddin called on leaders within the organization to strengthen perseverance to improve the management and performance of the movement. "We have to be thankful by continually praying for the sustainability and development of the organization," Din said. Being 100 years old, older than the state, Din said, Muhammadiyah should not lose confidence and character in maintaining itself as an independent movement of civil society. "We have to improve togetherness both within t...