Shaykh Hisham Kabbani - Tour of Southeast Asia


SEA 2010 BannerShaykh Hisham Kabbani has just completed a major tour of the Southeast Asian that spanned three weeks and three nations. Accompanied by his wife Hajjah Naziha Adil and daughter Sajeda, as well as a contingent of staff, the trip's main highlight was a gathering in Central Java's city of Jepara, attended by Indonesian government ministers and scholars from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. This event, held in the town's central park, was attended by over 200,00 participants. The event was highlighted by Shaykh Kabbani giving the keynote address in which he spoke on the importance of spirituality in Islam, and emphasized the need to leave extremism and violence.

In this island nation which comprises the largest Muslim population in the world, such visits by a luminary like Shaykh Kabbani are essential in fighting the war on terrorism. Shaykh Kabbani is renowned in Indonesia for his qualifications as both as a traditionalist scholar and Sufi master giving him a recognition among both the common people as well as the leaders and scholars. In his last visit to the country, the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono publicly announced at the Grand Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, before an audience of 250,000 attendees, that he was a student of Shaykh Kabbani.

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