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Humanitarian Islam

The grave of H.E. Kyai Haji Abdurrahman Wahid in Jombang, East Java, which millions of pilgrims visit annually. The inscription on his tombstone—“Here Rests a Humanist”—is written in Indonesian, Arabic, English and Chinese.

Western Humanism, Christian Democracy and Humanitarian Islam: An Alliance for the 21st Century
Spreading Unity through Song in One of the World’s Most Divided Cities
KH. Yahya Cholil Staquf’s message to the Council of the European Union
U.S. Secretary of State addresses Humanitarian Islam leaders
Gerakan Pemuda Ansor Papal Audience
American Jewish Committee Global Forum: “A Conversation with Yahya Cholil Staquf”
Dr. Timothy Shah on Indonesia as an example of “positive deviance”
Reverend Thomas K. Johnson on Humanitarian Islam

Islam Nusantara
(“East Indies Islam”)

This film documents the enthusiasm with which Indonesian Muslims commemorate the historic role of the 15th/16th century Walisongo (“Nine Saints”) movement, which precipitated the development of a great Islamic civilization in the East Indies, rooted in the principle of rahmah (universal love and compassion).

The Divine Grace of Islam Nusantara – Trailer
Launching the Film Rahmat Islam Nusantara
CNN coverage of the 2016 International Summit of Moderate Islamic Leaders (ISOMIL)
H.E. KH. Abdurrahman Wahid: What is a Saint?
Confronting the Threat of Islamist Extremism and Terror
Comparing Islam Nusantara with the Islamic civilization that emerged in the Arab Middle East

International Institute of Qur’anic Studies

The International Institute of Qur’anic Studies gave birth to the Islam Nusantara campaign, which led to the founding of Bayt ar-Rahmah, the Institute for Humanitarian Islam and the Center for Shared Civilizational Values

Short Video Clips

Kyai Haji A. Mustofa Bisri, “[I]nvite everyone who shares our worldview…”
Dr. Syafii Maarif, “In my opinion the Qur’an must provide solutions for humanity…”
Dr. Ali Mabrook, “Islam is a great religion, with much to offer the world.”
Egyptian Qur’anic scholar, Prof. Dr. Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd
Prof. Dr. Ruudolph Peters, “I think it is very important to show that Islamic studies. . .”
Prof. Dr. Hans Küng, “The center of the Qur’an is God Himself…”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Methodology & Organizational Structure
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Methodology & Organizational Structure
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Methodology & Organizational Structure
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Part 2, Scene 4, Conclusion
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Part 2, Scene 4, Conclusion
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Part 2, Scene 4, Conclusion
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Prof. Dr. Komaruddin Hidayat, “God’s teachings…”
Prof. Dr. Abdul A’la, “There is a problem facing Qur’anic studies…”
KH. Hodri Ariev, “The guiding principles of the IIQS are faith…”

The Complete Film

IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 1, Part 1, “The Vision”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 1, Part 2, “The Mission”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 1, Part 3, “Jahiliyyah”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 1, Part 4, “Wahyu”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 1, Part 5, “The Big Bang”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 1, Part 6, “Decline and Crisis”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 2, Part 1, “The Need”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 2, Part 2, “Renaissance”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 2, Part 3, “Methodology & Organizational Structure”
IIQS: Birth of a Movement, Episode 2, Part 4, “Conclusion”

Ocean of Revelations

Produced under the supervision of renowned Muslim theologian Kyai Haji A. Mustofa Bisri, Ocean of Revelations is a documentary film series that presents the essential teachings of Islam in the words of top Muslim leaders from around the world.

From Episode 1, “Islam & Faith”
From Episode 2, “Islam & Devotion”
Introduction to Episode 1
Introduction to Episode 3
Excerpt from Episode 4, “Faith Communities”
Highlights, Episodes 1 – 6 (37 minutes)
From Episode 5, “Proselytization”
From Episode 4, “Faith Communities”
Prof. Dr. Abdul A’la, “Sincerity forms the essence of religious practice…”
Maryam Sharief, “It is true that Islam came to strengthen other religions”
From Episode 4, Dr. Jalaluddin Rakhmat
Episode 7, “State and Religion” (complete)

Music, Poetry and other Cultural Expressions of Humanitarian Islam

Profound spiritual experiences can provide a common ground for those of different faiths, giving rise to mutual understanding and tolerance as the fruit of divine love.

Gus Dur: Champion of the People
Gitu Saja Koq Repot (That’s Just How It Is: No Problem)
Remembrance of God and the Path to Inner Perfection
Padhang Bulan (Light of the Full Moon, Bright as Mid-day)
Ocean of Revelations, Episode 1, “Remembrance of God” (poem)
Ocean of Revelations, Episode 2, “Oh My Muhammad” (poem)
Ocean of Revelations, Episode 6, “God is Great” (poem)
Dewa – “Prince of Love” Music Video
Dewa – “Oneness” (Satu) Music Video
“Illuminate Your Heart” (song)
GP Ansor celebrates the Republic of Indonesia with the One Nation Parade
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