Haedar Nashir

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Haedar Nashir
Haedar Nashir.jpg
Nashir in 2018
Leader of Muhammadiyah
Assumed office
6 August 2015
Preceded byDin Syamsuddin
Personal details
Born25 February 1958
Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
CitizenshipIndonesian
Spouse(s)Siti Noordjannah Djohantini
Alma materGadjah Mada University

Haedar Nashir (born 25 February 1958) is an Indonesian Islamic scholar and the current leader of Muhammadiyah, the second largest Muslim religious organization in the world.[1][2][3] He was elected as the organization's leader on August 6, the same day that his wife Siti Noordjannah Djohantini was elected to a second term as the leader of Aisyiyah.[4]

Nashir expressed concern regarding the Jakarta November 2016 protests surrounding the blasphemy trial of the Christian Governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Although Nashir welcomed the trial as evidence of objective law enforcement and encouraged citizens to monitor for transparency and rule of law, he indicated that "precious energy and time that could have otherwise been used to do something productive" had been lost.[5] He also reiterated Muhammadiyah's support for President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, the Indonesian National Police and Indonesia's religious diversity.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Indonesian) Profile at the Official Muhammadiyah website.
  2. ^ Jokowi Reaches Out to Ulemas, Authorities in Political Safari. Tempo, 13 November 2016. Accessed 7 December 2016.
  3. ^ Legal process will take due course in Ahok`s case. Antara, 9 November 2016. Accessed 7 December 2016.
  4. ^ Suriani Mappong, Noordjannah Djohantini Reelected As Aisyiah's Chief. Antara, 7 August 2016. Accessed 13 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b Bambang Muryanto, Muhammadiyah welcomes decision to name Ahok a suspect. Jakarta Post, 17 November 2016. Accessed 7 December 2016.
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Din Syamsuddin
Leader of Muhammadiyah
2015-2020
Succeeded by
Incumbent