23rd MUKTAMAR RABITHAH ALAWIYAH
Let us begin by saying our praise and gratitude to Allah Robbul Alamin that the 23rd Muktamar Rabithah Alawiyah in Depok on May 27-29, 2011, or Jumada Al Akhiroh 23-25, 1425 H, had gone successfully according to plans.
The opening of the Muktamar conferences took place at Hotel Bumi Wiyata, Depok, West Java – Jawa Barat. Mr. Wawan Sofwan officially opened the event on behalf of the Governor of West Java. The opening ceremony was attended by Chairman of International Conference of Islamic Scholars (ICIS) Mr. Hashim Muzadi, Deputy Mayor of Depok DR. Idris Abdussomad and representatives of the Depok Police as well as Chair of Al Irsyad H.Abdullah Al Jaidi and Ustadz Ali bin Abdurrahman Assegaf.
A number of cabinet ministers took the time to attend the Muktamar conferences despite their busy schedule, including Minister of Religious Affairs H.Suryadharma Ali, Minister of Social Affairs H. Salim Seggaf Al Jufri, and Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fishery Fadhil Muhammad.
The Muktamar conferences went according to plan, marked with heated debates within the spirit of mutual understanding and conviviality. The conferences concluded with the following decisions which are set forth as the Muktamar resolutions to :
1. Amend the existing Articles of Association with more systematic and integrated adjustments.
2. Agree on the Rabithah Alawiyah Work Program guidelines for the 2011-2016 period.
3. The formatur team authorized to select and assign committee chair and member has come to the decision to appoint the Chair of Central Committee of Rabithah Alawiyah, as well as the General Secretary and Chair of Monitoring Council for the 2011 – 2016. The decision was agreed upon and endorsed at the third plenary meeting of the 23rd Muktamar Rabithah Alawiyah.
Chair of Rabithah Alawiyah Central Committee: Zen Umar Smith
Secretary General of Rabithah Alawiyah Central Committee: Kadzim Salim Alhiyed
Chair of Rabithah Alawiyah Central Committee Monitoring Council: Ahmad AR Massawa
The decisions of the Muktamar serve as a mandate to be executed by the new committee and its members with the utmost responsibility in the hope of generating benefit for the big family of Alawiyin in particular and the Indonesian people in general.
The Muktamar owed its success to the support and assistance of various parties sympathetic to the Rabithah Alawiyah. Financial aid, facilities and equipment as well as moral support had come especially from Daarul Aitam and Jam’iatul Kheir while various Alawiyin leaders had lent their thoughts to the organizing of the event.
It is hoped that the 2011 – 2016 Rabithah Alawiyah committee and their chapters throughout Indonesia will be able to successfully put in effect the mandates of the 23rd Muktamar Rabithah Alawiyah with the blessing of Allah SWT. Amin.