Bayt ar-Rahmah and its sister organization, LibForAll Foundation, are U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organizations established by American businessman C. Holland Taylor and spiritual leaders of the world’s largest Muslim organization, Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), which has over 90 million followers and 14,000 madrassahs. These renowned Muslim leaders include Abdurrahman Wahid (1940 – 2009); Mustofa Bisri; and Yahya Cholil Staquf.
Bayt ar-Rahmah works with a group of closely-affiliated organizations, including the Nahdlatul Ulama; Gerakan Pemuda Ansor, the NU’s 5-million-member young adults wing; and LibForAll. Together, they have established a global movement (“Humanitarian Islam”) that seeks to block the weaponization of Islam for political purposes, which fuels Islamist extremism and terror. Their efforts have been extensively cited by sponsors of an international campaign to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the Nahdlatul Ulama. Bayt ar-Rahmah also has access to the world’s largest political network (CDI/EPP) via Indonesia’s largest Islamic political party, PKB, which was founded by senior NU leaders including President Wahid and Mustofa Bisri.