Maruf Amin
Maruf Amin

Maruf Amin was the running mate of Joko Widiodo in the 2019 general elections and is now the Vice-President of Indonesia. He is an Indonesian Islamic scholar who was chair of the Majelis Ulama Indonesia and general guide of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the world’s largest Islamic organisation (he resigned in late 2018). 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 dawa (religious propagation) and politics, finding success in both.

Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs

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