The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders has spoken at the 100th-anniversary commemoration of Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s oldest Islamic organization.
In a pre-recorded message, Judge Abdelsalam said, “We should focus on our future generations, the young people who are tomorrow’s leaders. They should be inspired and given hope for a better tomorrow. They should be empowered to build a better future for themselves and their children. We should educate them that there is a common, harmonious path that brings together all different faiths and cultures.”
Judge Abdelsalam continued, “Under the chairmanship of His Eminence Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the Muslim Council of Elders hopes to continue working toward this aim, path, and an enormous responsibility. This aspiration needs to be addressed by various organizations and groups around the world as well.”
The Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Elders concluded, “Prior to becoming a nation associated with peace and coexistence, Indonesia has long followed the path of wisdom and knowledge. Indonesia’s modern history is not only known through the scholarly figures and senior statesmen who shaped it and helped to create the largest Muslim nation, not only through the sheer size of its population but also through the high standard of its elites and scholars who guided the nation in a number of fields of the renaissance.”