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Islam in Indonesia, as a result of long historical process, has succeeded to preserve the teaching of the Holy Qur’an and the Love for Ahlulbayt. The Ummah has taken pains to promote, comprehend, and practice the Holy Qur’an in their live. While paying respect to contribution of the past Indonesian Islamic Scholars, we have to admit the Love for Ahlulbayt has been expressed mostly in reciting solemnly their names only, esp in religious rituals. We have ignored the fact that Ahlulbayt has left behind resourceful knowledge of Islam including Islamic Sciences and Irfan, and has set perfect examples of the much expected ideally civilized society. Indonesian civilization, having absorbed various cultures, needs to go deeper in the rich treasure of this Islamic source.
Having imbibed the sacred mission of Ahlulbayt, we have been aware that the time has come to propagate publicly the teaching of Ahlulbayt to the Indonesian nation in particular, and South-East Asian nations in general. In line to the Indonesian constitution UUD 1945, chapter 28, which stipulates the right for all citizen :”to get together to get involved in organization and to express their opinion”, the lovers of Ahlulbayt in Indonesia, hereby express their intention to get united in a single national social organization : Ikatan Jamaah Ahlulbayt Indonesia (IJABI),the All-Indonesian Assembly of Ahlulbayt Associations.
Based on the mission mentioned above, IJABI has set its dual future vision – Enlightening Islamic thought and Empowering the deprived. Since its declaration in July 1, 2000, in the historical building of the First Afro-African Conference Bandung, IJABI has moved from the initial 3,000 to 2.5 millions. IJABI currently has reached 33 Provinces,90 Regional Branches and 190 Sub-regional branches spreads all over Indonesia.