MWL, Indonesia to Build Museum on Islamic History in Jakarta
The Muslim World League (MWL) and the Indonesian government inked an agreement to establish the largest historical museum on the Prophet's biography and Islamic civilization in Jakarta.
The museum will be set up as a branch of its headquarters in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, which opened last month of Ramadan under the patronage of Prince Faisal bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Madinah. The opening received international recognition and the MWL had requests from 24 countries, including Indonesia, to help establish branches.
MWL Secretary-General Sheikh Mohammed Al-Issa and Indonesia’s Minister of Civil Service and Reform Dr. Safaruddin Campo signed an agreement in this regard in Jeddah.
When built, the museum is expected to cover an area of more than 100,000 square meters in the Jakarta suburb of Pioppo and will include conference halls and restaurants.
Issa said that approval was accorded for establishing the museum’s branch in Jakarta in response to a request from the Indonesian government as the MWL attaches great importance to preserving the rich legacy of the Prophet’s biography and Islamic civilization.
“Indonesia’s capital Jakarta has become the first branch museum of the Madinah international museum. The museum will showcase the contents of the Prophet’s biography and Islamic civilization, and will host multiple events, including debates and training sessions, as well as conferences, forums, and seminars,” he said.
For his part, Indonesian Minister Campo expressed happiness over the signing of the agreement. He conveyed the gratitude and appreciation of Indonesia’s president and people to MWL secretary-general and those in charge of the museum project.