MUHAMMADIYAH.OR.ID, JAKARTA – Muhammadiyah is now exploring the possibility of establishing an educational institution in Afghanistan following its successful establishment of educational institutions overseas such as in Egypt, Australia, and Malaysia.
“The meeting between Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and Muhammadiyah discussed possible collaboration to evolve education in Afghanistan. The country needs a medical school to for women and youth, so our partnership may focus on that area,” said the Chairman of Muhammadiyah Syafiq Mughni at the Muhammadiyah Office of Jakarta on Thursday (6/7).
Syafiq also mentioned that Muhammadiyah-‘Aisyiyah higher education institutions provide scholarships for international students.
Besides, both parties talked about Islamophobia, humanitarian aid, peace initiatives, and the promotion of moderate Islam (wasathiyah).
“It is crucial to campaign the moderation of Islam to maintain harmony among nations, groups, communities, and religions to collectively build a fair, peaceful, and secure world,” said Mughni.
Furthermore, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Cultural and Social Affairs and Special Envoy for Afghanistan of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) H.E. Tariq Ali Bakheet said that Muhammadiyah and missions to promote moderation and tolerance in the Islamic world. Muhammadiyah’s vast role in education may reach Afghanistan.
“We are visiting Muhammadiyah to follow up partnerships between Muhammadiyah and OIC,” said Tariq.
For information, during his visit to Indonesia, Tariq would attend cultural agenda and international conferences in Jakarta, Balikpapan, and Samarinda. He would also participate in a seminar at Universitas Muhammadiyah Kalimantan Timur.