Indonesia Could Become Next Andalusia, Ulema Says

Cordoba-Night-Andalusia-SpainJakarta, 20 Jumada Awal 1437/28 February 2016 (MINA) – Myanmar scholar, Dr. Abdus Salam expressed confidence that Indonesia could become the second Andalusia, given the Indonesian Muslims have had the right conditions to transform this country into the next Andalusia as experienced by the Iberian region in the era of its glory.

There are many intellectuals among the Indonesian Muslims having a level of intelligence and capability more than enough to compete with those of non-Muslims.   He felt confident Indonesia could become the center of Islamic civilization in the world, at least in Asia, he said in a convivial event during a visit to the Rasil radio station (Radio of Good Friendship) in Cibubur, East Jakarta, on Saturday.

According to the man whose real name is Meat Thein, education here is very different from those in his country. It seems that the education system in Myanmar is almost never changed at all, said the man who often provide advocacy assistance to the Rohingya Muslims.

“It is still going on until now. Students can choose the college they want but they did not obtain diploma after graduation unlike in other countries,” he told Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), in Jakarta, Friday.

Dr. Abdus Salam with the his friend Muhammad Natsir arrived in the Indonesian capital for a  justly-ended Conference of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). They made the opportunity to visit various agencies to provide the latest information on the current conditions faced by Rohingya Muslims.

Abdus Salam also held a meeting with one of the founders of the Silaturahim Foundation, Ichsan Talib and volunteers belong to Medical Emergency Rescue – Committee (MER-C) to exchange views on issues concerning Myanmar and Rohingya. (L/P011/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)