Encyclopaedia on Muhammadiyah published in Indonesia

April 18, 2013
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JAKARTA, Indonesia – The second largest Muslim organisation in Indonesia, Muhammadiyah, founded in 1912, unveiled Tuesday (April 16th) an encyclopaedia in the works since last year.

At the launch event in Yogyakarta, organisers said the book will clarify Muhammadiyah's founding and history and will include 600 pictures, including the oldest, taken in 1919, Republika reported.

The work, recounting the development of Muhammadiyah as a socio-religious movement, will feature the biographies, teachings and thoughts of its founding fathers, according to The Jakarta Post.

"This book is very important because it records Muhammadiyah's journey over the last 100 years," Yogyakarta Muhammadiyah University's rector Bambang Cipto said during the launch at Asri Medical Centre.

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    • Ashari
      April 17, 2013 @ 08:04:41PM
    • It should be a good book in developing the intellectual life of the Indonesian nation. However, its price should be reachable by common people in this lovely country.

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