Nahdlatul Ulama has accomplished meetings on “International Summit of the Moderate Islamic Leaders (Isomil)”

Nahdlatul Ulama has accomplished meetings on “International Summit of the Moderate Islamic Leaders (Isomil)”, which is held in Jakarta, Indonesia. After intensive consultation and discussion with many experts who join this conference, Nahdlatul Ulama proclaim “Declaration of Nahdlatul Ulama as follows:

1. Nahdlatul Ulama offers concept and experience of Islam Nusantara to the world as good example of Islamic paradigm, that religion can support civilization by respecting and acknowledging existed culture and beholding peace and harmony.

2. Nahdlatul Ulama does not intend to export Islam Nusantara to other world’s regions but invite Moslem communities to remember to the beauty and dynamics that flourish from the meetings of history, combination between spirit and teachings of Islam with local cultures in the whole world, which bring out great civilization, as in Nusantara or Indonesia Archipelago.

3. Islam Nusantara is not religion nor new schools but the practice of Islam which develops naturally in the middle of Nusantara culture and does not offense with Islamic Shari’a as understood, taught and practiced by Ahlussunnah wal Jamaah or Sunni followers in the world.

4. In the view of Islam Nusantara, there is dispute between religion and nationalism. Hubbul wathan minal iman; “love country is part of faith”. Those who do not have nationality will not have homeland. Those who do not have homeland will not have history.

5. In the view of Islam Nusantara, Islam does not command its beholders to conquer the world, but push them to promote good behavior (akhlaqul karimah), because it is the only way Islam becomes mercy to the universe (rahmatan lil’alamin).

6. Islam Nusantara unswervingly follows and lives basic Islamic teachings and values, including tawassuth (moderate), tawazun (harmony), tasammuh (grace, affection not violence and coercion) and i’tidal (justice).

7. As the biggest group of Ahlussunnah wal Jamaah in the world, Nahdlatul Ulama shares sympathy to the Moslem or non-Moslem society who suffer religious extremism, terror, conflict in the middle east and wave of Islamophobia in West.

8. Nahdlatul Ulama see that certain model of Islamic interpretation is most influential factor in spreading of religious extremism within Moslem)

9. In decades, some governments in Middle East have exploited religious differences and enmity history between schools, without considering the effects to the humanity, by blowing sectarian issues. Those countries hunt for soft power (opinion influence) and hard power (political, economy, military influence) also export their conflict to entire world. The sectarian propagandas purposefully support religious extremism and push the spreading of terrorism to the world).

10. Religious spreading extremism and terrorism create the wave of Islamophobia within non-Moslem).

11. Some governments in the Middle East build their political legitimacy from religious interpretation to support religious extremism and terrors. The threat of religious extremism and terrors can be overcome only if those governments want to open their mind and build alternative sources for their political legitimacy.

12. Nahdlatul Ulama ready to help this effort.

13. Economy and political injustice and mass poverty in Islamic World contribute the flourish of religious extremism and terrorism. Those reality always used as propaganda for extremism and terrorism, to legitimate and strengthen promised future illusion. So, this injustice and poverty problem cannot be separated from root of extremism and terrorism).

14. Although conflict that rise countless victims in Middle East seems cannot be ended, we cannot ignore them. Nahdlatul Ulama demand Indonesian government to actively take role to seek problem solving for conflicts in the Middle East.

15. Nahdlatul Ulama make call to everyone who has good intention either from all religion or nationality to join the effort to establish global consensus not to politicizing Islam, and marginalize those who intend to exploiting Islam to hurt others.

16. Nahdlatul Ulama will struggle to consolidate Ahlussunnah wal Jamaah followers for the sake of the circumstances where Islam and Moslem become conveyor of mercy and contribute to the welfare of human being.

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