Jakarta, IDN Times – Deputy Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), Anwar Abbas, delivered an open letter to the Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU). The open letter was delivered after Kiai Miftachul Akhyar sent his resignation letter as General Chair of MUI.
One of the reasons Kiai Miftach resigned was because the mandate of the 34th NU Congress did not allow him to hold concurrent positions. This is because Miftah currently also serves as Rais Aam PBNU.
“I am really sad and grieving and confused and don’t know what to say. He, Mr. KH Miftachul Akhyar, we chose to be our general chairman at MUI unanimously without the slightest oval,” said Anwar in his statement, Thursday (10/01/2020). 3/2022).
Anwar said that Kiai Miftach was a humble cleric. His presence as the General Chair of MUI is expected to be a unifier of the people.
“But I wonder why NU did not allow and let him carry out this sacred and noble task, so I was really confused by him. What made me even more confused was because as far as I know, NU has confirmed its identity that he is not only only for himself but also for the people and for the nation.
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1. Anwar Abbas wants Kiai Miftach to remain General Chair of MUI
In his open letter, Anwar Abbas asked PBNU to allow Kiai Miftach to remain General Chair of the MUI. According to him, Kiai Miftach is the right person.
The following is Anwar Abbas’ open letter:
for NU administrators and citizens.
I was really sad and grieving and confused and didn’t know what to say. He, Mr. KH Miftachul Akhyar, we chose to be our general chairman at MUI unanimously without any ovals. He is a very humble figure and scholar as well as a leader who is needed and is expected to be able to unite the people, but I wonder why NU did not allow and let him carry out this sacred and noble task, so I was really confused by it. What makes me even more confused is because as far as I know NU has confirmed its identity that it is not only for itself but also for the people and for the nation. But why doesn’t NU want to hear the inner voice of us – those of us at MUI, especially those who are not from NU?
Frankly, we need Mr. KH Miftachul Akhyar to be our leader. He has carried out this task well for more than a year, so that we feel very close and very dear and love him as our leader. For that to the leadership and citizens of NU. We want to say that we want him to continue to be our leader. If he is not able to work full time at NU because he has to take care of NU, we hope that he will give the rest of his time to us at MUI. For us, this is not a problem because we will still be able to work together as a collective collegial under his leadership and direction. God willing, with the great spirit of NU leaders and citizens who have allowed Mr. KH Miftachul Akhyar to continue to lead the MUI, we hope that the unity and integrity of the ummah will be able to be maintained and maintained and we will be able to make it even stronger than in previous times.
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That’s the spark from our conscience from MUI. Thank you.
Deputy Chairperson of the MUI.
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2. Miftachul Akhyar resigns from the position of General Chairperson of MUI
Previously, Miftachul Akhyar resigned from his position as General Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI). In this regard, the Head of the MUI for Fatwa Asrorun Niam said he respects the decision.
“As a student, I highly respect Kiai Miftach’s decision,” said Asrorun Niam, quoted from the official NU website, Wednesday (9/3/2022).
Asrorun said MUI would immediately move to consolidate Miftachul Akhyar’s resignation in accordance with organizational rules.
“MUI will consolidate according to organizational mechanisms,” he said.
3. Miftachul Akhyar was asked not to hold multiple positions and focus on PBNU
Miftachul Akhyar stated that he had sent a letter of resignation from the position of General Chairperson of the MUI. The resignation was in accordance with the proposal of the ahlul halli wal aqdi (Ahwa) of the 34th NU congress at the end of 2021.
In his appointment as Rais Aam PBNU at the congress, Miftachul was asked not to hold concurrent positions and focus on developing PBNU.
“There was a suggestion that I should not hold concurrent positions. I immediately answered sami’na wa atha’na (we listen and we obey),” said Kiai Miftach.
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