Miftahul Achar became the Rais ‘Aam (supreme leader), of the country’s largest Muslim organisation, 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 membership. It is a charitable body funding schools and hospitals as well as organising 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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