TIME 100

Ibu Sinta Nuriyah Wahid Lauded for Her Contributions to Humanity

NEW YORK CITY – April 30, 2018. TIME magazine has named Ibu Sinta Nuriyah Wahid—widow of Indonesia’s fourth President, H.E. Kyai Haji Abdurrahman Wahid—as one of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2018.”

In a profile of Ibu Sinta written by the Egyptian/American journalist Mona Eltahawy, TIME states that “The self-identified Muslim feminist has degrees in both Shari‘a law and women’s studies; she understands how politicized religion is particularly cruel to women and minorities. She has counseled transgender women, supported a Christian former governor of Jakarta who was convicted of blasphemy and more—choosing to support the vulnerable rather than settle into a risk-free life as a former President’s widow.”

President Wahid was the longtime Chairman of the world’s largest Muslim organization, the Nahdlatul Ulama, and co-founder of LibForAll Foundation. His wife, Ibu Sinta, and four daughters—Alissa, Anita, Yenny and Inayah—are working to preserve his legacy through a variety of endeavors, including the Gusdurian Network and the Wahid Foundation.

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