Hasyim Muzadi

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Hasyim Muzadi
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Hasyim Muzadi as the Advisory Council of the President of the Republic of Indonesia
Achmad Hasyim Muzadi

(1944-08-08)August 8, 1944
DiedMarch 16, 2017(2017-03-16) (aged 72)
OccupationScholar, cleric, politician

Achmad Hasyim Muzadi (August 8, 1944 – March 16, 2017) was an Indonesian Islamic scholar, and cleric. He served as the fourth Chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia, from 1999 to 2010.[1]

He was the founder and director of the Al-Hikam Islamic boarding school. He was the running mate of Megawati Sukarnoputri in Indonesia's 2004 presidential election, but the ticket lost the election in a runoff.

He was a member of Indonesia's Presidential Advisory Board from 2015 until his death. He was a proponent of moderate Islam, which he defined as being neither radical nor liberal, criticizing both Islamic fundamentalism and liberal Islam.

Muzadi died of cardiac arrest on March 16, 2017 in Malang, East Java after being hospitalized for exhaustion, aged 72.[2]

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  1. Utama, Abraham (March 16, 2017). "Hasyim Muzadi, Politik, dan Pendidikan Moderat". CNN Indonesia.
  2. "Former NU chairman Hasyim Muzadi passes away". The Jakarta Post. March 16, 2017.

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