MUI to build a museum on Islamic civilization

islamic museumJAKARTA

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID – The Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) plans to build a museum of Islamic civilization. Deputy Secretary General of MUI, Natsir Zubaidi said the museum aimed to teach Indonesia, a country with the largest Muslim population in the world, on Islam and its culture.

“We see Islam develop well in Indonesia,” Zubaidi said recently, explaining the reason behind the plan.

The museum can explain about how Islam flourishing and struggling during colonialism era in Indonesia. The museum will be designed like a park with miniatures of historical mosques in Indonesia, including history and relics about Islam in Indonesia. MUI will also build an Islamic boarding school within the park’s area. MUI will choose one location among Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, or Bekasi.

Republika OL
Thu, 8 May 2014

http://www.republika.co.id/berita/en/islam-in-archipelago/14/05/08/n59d9d-mui-to-build-a-museum-on-islamic-civilization

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