MWL to establish branch of Prophet’s museum in Jakarta

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Muslim World League Secretary General Sheikh Mohammed Al-Essa and Indonesia’s Minister of Civil Service and Reform Dr. Safaruddin Campo at the signing ceremony of the agreement in Jeddah. — Courtesy photo



Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH –
The Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) is establishing the largest historical and civilizational museum on the biography of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Islamic civilization in Jakarta. MWL Secretary General Sheikh Mohammed Al-Essa and Indonesia’s Minister of Civil Service and Reform Dr. Safaruddin Campo signed an agreement in this regard in Jeddah.

The museum will be the first overseas branch of the museum on the biography of the Prophet (pbuh) and Islamic civilization, which was inaugurated in Madinah last Ramadan by Emir Prince Faisal Bin Salman. The MWL has received requests from 24 countries to open the museum’s branches in their respective countries, with promising full support, including allocation of land and removing all procedural bottlenecks.

Around four million people are expected to visit the museum annually and its construction work is expected to start in the most populous Muslim country within a few months.

Al-Essa said that approval was accorded for establishing the museum’s branch in Jakarta in response to a request from the Indonesian government as the MWL attaches great importance to preserve the rich legacy of the Prophet’s biography and Islamic civilization. “Indonesia’s capital Jakarta has become the first branch museum of the Madinah international museum. The museum will showcase the contents of the Prophet’s biography and Islamic civilization, and will host multiple events, including debates and training sessions, as well as conferences, forums and seminars.

For his part, Indonesian Minister Campo expressed happiness over the signing of the agreement. He conveyed the gratitude and appreciation of Indonesia’s president and people to MWL secretary general and those in charge of the museum project. “The whole world has witnessed the signing of this agreement, which will be launched like a ray of light throughout Indonesia and neighboring countries,” he said.

Indonesian Consul General Mohamad Hery Saripudin and several other officials attended the ceremony. The museum will be constructed on an area covering more than 1,000 sq. meters at a site in the Jakarta suburb of Biobo.


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