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4 Indonesian Public Figures who was a Santri (Part 2)

Indonesian Public Figures who was a Santri

National Santri Day is celebrated in October 22 in every year. On this day, many santri and alumni celebrate it in their social media. They remember the moment while they are was a santri. Being santri is such an honor, because they will live independently away from parents. They live this way from an early age. This will make them struggle to face the world. The life of the santri is the depiction of real life that they will face in their next stage of life.

At the moment of this santri day, we will show you several public figures who was a santri before. Who are they? Let’s check it out!

1. Gus Dur

K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid, most known as Gus Dur, was the fourth President of Indonesia. He was a santri before and almost all Indonesians know that he was a santri. Gus Dur is the grandson of the founder of NU, K.H. HasyimAsyari. He his self was the founder of PKB. In his adolescence, he studied in Tebuireng Islamic Boarding School at Jombang. After graduating from the boarding school, he continued his study at Al Azhar University, Cairo. Upon his return from Egypt, he took part in Indonesian politics, which later led him to become the fourth President of Indonesia.

2. Ma’ruf Amin

K.H. Ma’ruf Amin, the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia for 2019-2024 period. Born into a family of scholars, he is still a descendant of Shaykh Nawawi Al Bantani. Ma’ruf Amin continued his secondary education at the Tebuireng Islamic Boarding School, Jombang. After graduating from the Islamic boarding school, he continued his education at the Islamic University of Ibn Khaldun. His political career began when he successfully join the DPRD DKI Jakarta Province, as the youngest member at his 28 years old.

3. Prof. Din Syamsuddin

This Muslim scholar is an alumnus of the Darussalam Gontor Islamic Boarding School. After graduating from Gontor, he continued his education at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, majored in Comparative Religion. This Muhammadiyah figure then continued his master’s and doctoral education at the University of California, specializing in Islamic Studies. He served as the Chairman of the MUI (Indonesian Ulama Council). In addition, he also served as the Chairman of the Muhammadiyah, . His work as a Muslim scholar can be proven by his active participation in various religious dialogues, held both by national and international forums.

4. Prof. Nurcholish Madjid

Nurcholish Madjid, better known as Cak Nur, was one of the formulators of the NDP (Nilai Dasar Perjuangan), which is the ideology of HMI. In his youth age, he studied at Darul Ulum Rejoso and Darussalam Gontor Islamic Boarding School. After graduating, he continued his education at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta until he completed his Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago in 1984. Cak Nur is an activist. He was the only person who served as a Chairman of HMI for two terms. In addition, he is active as a Vice-Chairman of the Advisory Board of ICMI (Indonesian Muslim Intellectuals Association) and as the Rector of Paramadina University.

What do you think? Do any of you know anyone of the public figures above? We are pretty sure you know at least one or two of them. For the other public figures, let’s check out the previous post part 1. See you!

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