NU General Chairman KH Said Aqil Siroj (left) and MWL Secretary General Muhamad bin Abdul Karim Al Issa (center) during a meeting at the NU Central Executive Board in Jakarta on Thursday
Jakarta - Secretary General of Rabithah Al Alam Al Islami or Muslim World League (MWL) Syekh Muhamad bin Abdul Karim Al Issa has thrown his weight behind Indonesian Islamic organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU)'s peace and harmonization mission at local and global levels.
"God willing, Rabithah Al Alam Al Islami will support NU's steps to harmonize the world, not only at a national level but also at an international level," .Syekh Muhammad said while visiting the NU Central Executive Board in Jakarta on Thursday. .
Syekh Muhammad said he was impressed by the development of Islam in Indonesia which is very peaceful because it is able to harmonize between religion and nationalism.
Indonesia is able to set an example for other Muslim countries to keep the balance between religion and nationalism in a harmonious way, he said.
"This is thanks to the foundations of the Indonesian state, the Indonesian government and the Indonesian community that have good conduct and culture particularly thanks to NU which always struggles to disseminate Islam with peace, regards, brotherhood, far from radicalism, extremism, and far from all of these. Let us continue these all," he said.
NU General Chairman KH Said Aqil Siroj warmly welcomed Syekh Muhamad's visit to the NU Central Executive Board.
During the visit, KH Said Aqil Siroj and Syekh Muhamad discussed the latest dynamics of Islam.
"We discussed what is true Islam. Islam is a religion of mercy and peace. It is not a religion which teaches radicalism and hatred," he said.
MWL is an international non-governmental Islamic organization based in Makkah. Its goal is to clarify the true message of Islam. (ANTARA)