Maruf Amin is an Indonesian Islamic scholar and politician. He is currently the chair of the Majelis Ulama Indonesia and general guide of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the world’s largest Islamic organization. In August 2018, HE President Joko Widodo announced that Maruf would be his running mate in the 2019 Indonesian presidential election. Amin’s early education was at a boarding school established by NU founder Hasyim Asyari, before receiving his bachelor’s degree in Islamic philosophy. He then started his lifelong activities of working in dawah (religious propagation) and politics, finding success in both.
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
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