The Ashoka Approach

“The ‘Ashoka Approach’ and Indonesian Leadership in the Movement for Pluralist Re-Awakening in South and Southeast Asia” Capital of inscribed Ashoka pillar at Sarnath, India (250 BCE; photographed in 1904) JAKARTA, Indonesia and NEW DELHI, India — Leaders of Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama, the world’s largest Muslim organization, are working to consolidate South and Southeast Asia…Read more The Ashoka Approach

Sufi Meditation 31.01.2022

Salam alaikum! 🙏🏻 “May there be a group among you that calls for all that is good, promotes what is right and prevents what is wrong. It is they who are successful.”~ Holy Quran 3:104 (Safi Kaskas) In this week's sohbet, I wish Nahdlatul Ulama a very happy 96th birthday and discuss the work of…Read more Sufi Meditation 31.01.2022

NU 96th Birthday

Happy 96th Birthday to Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia's largest Muslim organisation founded on 31st January 1926 to safeguard and promote the teachings of classical Islam, today a world leader in humanitarian Islam and working towards creating a more peaceful world.

Congratulations Gus Yahya

Congratulations to my good friend Gus Yahya on his election and appointment as Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama. I have complete confidence in your leadership and wish you every success my friend. 🙏🏻☺️ https://youtu.be/Qkk3oDKyOCQ

Pancasila and the Covenants of Muhammad ﷺ

Earlier today we held a beautiful event at the University of Birmingham Multi-Faith Chaplaincy with the UoB Indonesian Society “Pengajian dan Ramah Tamah Taklim” that had the theme, “Integration of Islam and Pancasila in Our Value of Life”. In my presentation, I compared Pancasila and the Covenants of Muhammad ﷺ, highlighting striking similarities not always…Read more Pancasila and the Covenants of Muhammad ﷺ

Indonesia 76th Independence Day

Selamat Hari Ulang Tahun ke 76 Republik Indonesia 🎉🎂🙏🏻Indonesia Tangguh Indonesia Tumbuh Happy 76th Birthday Republic of Indonesia 🎉🎂🙏🏻Indonesia Resilient Indonesia Grows

Remembering Shaykh Didiek Wiyono 17.06.2021

Salam alaikum 🙏🏻 This week we are joined by H.E. Desra Percaya, PhD, the Indonesian Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, friends from Nahdlatul Ulama, Muhammadiyah, and the Embassy of Indonesia in London, to remember and pray for our dear friend Shaykh Didiek Wiyono, who passed away on 16th June, 2021 in hospital. Shaykh Didiek…Read more Remembering Shaykh Didiek Wiyono 17.06.2021

Islam in the UK and Global Solidarity

For anyone who missed today's Ceramah Virtual Ramadhan 1442H/2021 with myself discussing, “Islam in the UK and Global Solidarity" this is the recording at KBRI London TV: https://youtu.be/pdTS6QN9Ttc Recorded live on 1st May 2021