Miftahul Achar
Miftahul Achar

Miftahul Achar became the Rais ‘Aam (supreme leader), of the country’s largest Muslim organization, Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) after the resignation of Ma’ruf Amin (now vice-president of Indonesia). The NU was established in 1926 and claims a 90 million mmbership. It is a charitable body funding schools and hospitals as well as organizing communities to help alleviate poverty. The majority of its leaders promote Islam Nusantara, a moderate and compassionate approach.

Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs

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