INFID with Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah initiated a virtual International Workshop "Strengthening Solidarity and Consolidating the Islamic Movement as Rahmatan Lil Alamiin in Muslim Countries" on 23-24 January 2023. It aims to strengthen synergy, consolidation and solidarity between Muslim-majority countries in advancing the face of peaceful and tolerant Islam or Islam rahmatan lil 'alamin.
This workshop was actively participated by the governments, religious organizations, universities and Muslim communities from three participating countries; Indonesia, Pakistan and Malaysia. The participants were involved in an intense dialogue through breakout rooms discussing five different topics; 1) Muslimah Leadership To Strengthening Islam, Human Rights and Democracy, 2) Islam and Its Service Commitment to the People's Education, Health and Economy, 3) Islamic Da'wah in Culture and Environment, 4) The Role of Young People in Promoting Islam Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin in the World, 5) The Role of the Media to Strengthen Rahmatan Lil' Alamin Islam, Especially in the Digital Space.
From the discussion, the workshop came out with a list of concrete action plans to strengthen the community's capacity to promote peaceful and tolerant Islam. Here are the results:
- Creating a Working Group to consolidate women religious leaders: Organise training for Muslimah leaders, joint research and publication
- Exchange program for students, teachers and school administrators as a bridge builder among Islamic institutions in Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia
- Interfaith and Intrafaith training for youth to promote diversity
- Global digital hub for young Muslims
This International Workshop is a follow-up to recommendations from the previous International Seminars and bilateral dialogues in 2021. INFID believes by playing active roles in promoting the value of tolerance, respect and diversity is part of our commitment to respect human rights.