Islam and The largest Islamic organization in Indonesia

Islam is the dominant religion in Indonesia, which also has a larger Muslim population than any other country in the world, with approximately 202.9 million identified as Muslim (88.2% of Indonesia’s total population of 237 million). The majority adheres to the Sunni Muslim tradition mainly of the Shafi’i madhhab.

1311166174Nahdlatul Ulama (Revival/Awakening of Religious Scholars)
Nahdlatul Ulama (also Nahdatul Ulama or NU) is a traditionalist Sunni Islam group in Indonesia. The NU was established on January 31, 1926.

The NU is one of the largest independent Islamic organizations in the world. Some estimates of its membership range as high as 80 million, although it is hard to account for this number. NU acts as a charitable body, helping to fill in many of the shortcomings of the Indonesian government in society; it funds schools, hospitals, and organizes communities or kampungs into more coherent groups in order to help combat poverty. READMORE…. http://www.muslimedianews.com/2014/01/islam-in-indonesia-and-largest-islamic.html

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