Dear Brothers, peace from Allah be with you,
My name is Jaffar Al Ghalib. I have visited Indonesia several times for
purposes, so I understand and am able to read Indonesian but have
to speak or write in Indonesian. So I hope you all don't mind if I
in your discussions in English.
There are many good things about Indonesia which the islamic world can
from, especially the religious harmony between different religions.
The islamic world is studying very seriuosly how the islamic majority in
Indonesia is able to realize peace between the different religions.
Despite the political provocateurs who wear islamic or christian maskers to
let the poor kill each other in a small part of Indonesia. The Peace of
is ruling on the largest part of your country.
I am a business man but a couple of years ago I studied religion history at
several islamic universities in Egypt, Israel, Syria and Iran, therefore I
went also to several parts of the world including Indonesia.
I have found many significance of interreligious relations in Indonesia
is very much comparable with the early period of Islam during the living of
Prophet Mohammed until a couple of hundred years therafter.
Some famous and respectable scholars like Ahmad Deedad have not been able
study the religious harmony of that time and have probably only known the
Western Christianity which has biased teachings from the original
This original Christianity can be found in the now known as the Eastern
Churches like the Egypt Coptic Church and Syrian Orthodox Church. I have
the authentically written history of Christianity which is totally
unrecognized by the Western Christianity.
I have also found that there were many Christian sects during the time of
Prophet Mohammed which differs from those original. This is the most
explainable clarification why there are in The Koran and the Hadisy some
contradictive statements about Christians. Prophet Mohammed was against
certain Christian sects but on the other side He protects the original.
I hope I can learn many things from you and tell the Islamic world more
your beautiful country and it's harmony.
The whole Islamic world is admiring your trully islamic leader and
mr. Wahid who managed to place himself as a true leader for everybody of
different religions and applying the principles of Islam in His leadership.
For myself and my fellow brothers, we will support your country wherever we
Peace in the name of Allah the merciful,
Jaffar Al Ghalib
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