Before the Indonesian government tried to mediate between the warring groups in Afghanistan, it was revealed that the Nahdlatul Ulama Executive Board (PBNU) had already held talks with groups in Afghanistan.
“Since 2010 the deputy chairperson of PBNU Asad Saeed Ali, who was the deputy head of the National Intelligence Agency (BIN) at that time, is in direct contact,” said Aqeel Siroj, PBNU General Chair Prof DR KH at the vocal program. dateticcom, Monday (6/9/2021).
At least seven groups of Afghan clerics, including those linked to the Taliban, met at Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta. Of course, at first they were reluctant to meet and sit at the same table. The administrators of the PBNU had to persuade and call them one by one from their rooms.
“It was very difficult, but it worked, everyone gathered together at a table. As a result, there’s been a bit of an attitude, a relationship has begun,” said Said.
The second meeting continued in Kabul, Afghanistan. Several PBNU administrators flew there, but KH Said Aqeel did not participate as he had other activities. One of the results of the meeting in Kabul was that NU accepted students from Afghanistan to study at NU’s Islamic boarding schools and universities.
“We gave scholarships to 34 people at Wahid Hasim University in 2011. They were smart enough in a short period of time and were Indonesian and good at socializing, accepting the attitude of sobriety in Islam like NU,” Aqeel said.
Third meeting of degrees in Turkey. This time Sayeed Aqueel and KH Marsudi Sayhud came to represent PBNU. The event was organized by PBNU along with Al Azhar Egypt to bring together the seven factions in Afghanistan.
“When I talked about women’s rights based on research studies done by an Egyptian cleric on women’s right to education, right to life, right to property, rights in politics, some were outraged. But when they He was angry when he used Afghan language. , so I don’t understand, he-he-she…” said.
The participants shook hands in the meeting, but did not give satisfactory results. Similarly, according to Qiai Said, the fourth meeting again in Kabul has not yet really made a positive sense.
At the fifth meeting at PBNU on July 30, 2019, 11 high-ranking Taliban leaders led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who was the guest of Vice President Jusuf Kalla, stopped and held discussions with the PBNU leadership. At that time Saeed Aqeel recalled the circumstances when Indonesia was at the beginning of its independence.
The founders of the nation at that time also debated about the nature of the state, some wanting Islamic law and some wanting nationalism. But in the end it reached the midpoint, that is, a national state, neither a religious state nor a secular state.
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