Miftachul Akhyar resigns from the position of general chairman of MUI

Jakarta, IDN Times – Rais Aam Nahdlatul Ulama (PBNU) Executive Board Miftachul Akhyar, who resigned from his position as General Chair of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI). Regarding this matter, the Head of the MUI for Fatwa Asrorun Niam said he respected the decision.

“As a student, I highly respect Kiai Miftah’s decision,” said Asrorun Niam, quoted from the official NU website, Wednesday (9/3/2022).

1. MUI will consolidate the resignation of Miftachul Akhyar

Miftachul Akhyar resigns from the position of general chairman of MUIChairman of the MUI for Fatwa and Deputy for Youth Development of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Asrorun Ni’am Sholeh. (Doc. BNPB)

Asrorun said MUI would immediately move to consolidate Miftachul Akhyar’s resignation in accordance with the organization’s rules.

“MUI will consolidate according to organizational mechanisms,” he said.

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2. MUI has received Miftachul Akhyar’s resignation letter

Miftachul Akhyar resigns from the position of general chairman of MUIGeneral Chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) KH Miftachul Akhyar (nu.or.id)

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Meanwhile, Chairman of the MUI Organizational Development and Development Agency Salahuddin Al-Aiyub confirmed that his party had received Miftachul Akhyar’s resignation letter from the chair of the MUI leadership.

MUI will then respond to the letter in accordance with the applicable rules within the organization.

“Earlier this week, we received the letter. Furthermore, MUI will respond to the letter in accordance with the rules and regulations that apply internally to MUI,” he said.

3. Miftachul Akhyar was asked not to hold multiple positions and focus on PBNU

Miftachul Akhyar resigns from the position of general chairman of MUIChairman of the Central MUI, Miftachul Akhyar. (IDN Times/Rohmah Mustaurida).

Previously, 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 ahlul halli wal aqdi (Ahwa) at 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 Miftah.

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