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History of Nahdlatul 'Ulama 1926 AD

Jakarta (DreamLandLibrary) - Nahdlatul 'Ulama (Awakening' Ulama or Awakening of Islamic Scholars), abbreviated as NU, was established on January 31, 1926

NU is the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia, one of the efforts to institutionalize the insight of religious traditions that were held long before, namely the Ahlussunnah wal Jamaah.

The organization is engaged in religious, educational, social and economic fields.

In addition, other indigenous organizations whether social, cultural or religious in nature that were born during the occupation, basically constituted resistance to the invaders.

Famous kiai from East Java, Madura, Central Java and West Java, as the initiators, held a meeting at the residence of K.H. Wahab Chasbullah in Surabaya.

Besides K.H. Wahab Chasbullah, the meeting of the kiai was also an initiative of K.H. Hasyim Ash'ari as the initiator

What was discussed at the time was the effort to maintain traditional Islam in Indonesia.

Therefore, a special container needs to be formed, which Kiai Wahab had pioneered long before. With K.H. Mas Mansur, as written by Ahmad Zahro in the book Intellectual Tradition of NU: Lajnah Bahtsul Masail 1926-1999 (2004),

Kiai Wahab founded Nahdlatul Wathan ("revival of the motherland") in 1914. Martin van Brulnessen in a book entitled NU: Tradition, Power Relations, the Search for New Discourse (1994) mentions that, it can be said that Nahdlatul Wathan is a religious education institution with a pattern of the first moderate nationalist in the archipelago.

The Nahdlatul Wathan version of Kiai Wahab and Kiai Mas Mansur differed from the same-named institution established by Mr. Guru Kiai Haji (TGKH) Muhammad Zainuddin Abdul Madjid in Lombok, East Nusa Tenggara, in 1953.

Source: From various sources
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