Klinik Farma – Gus Yahya came into the spotlight after he stressed that there was not a single presidential or vice presidential candidate on behalf of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU). Regardless of his statement, many people want to know Gus Yahya’s profile.
Gus Yahya is the General Chairman of the Board of Nahdlatul Ulama (PBNU), whose full name is Yahya Choleel Stakouf. He emphasized that if a figure from the NU group joins the political struggle, it does not represent NU, but personal trust in this figure.
So who is Gus Yahya? Quoted from various sources, below is Gus Yahya’s profile.
Term of office of the General Chairman of the PBNU
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Gus Yahya is the Chairman of PBNU GENERAL for the period 2021-2026, supported by 337 PBNU Muktamirins. Previously, he served as Katib Aam PBNU.
Year of birth
Gus Yahya was born in 1966. He was born in Rembang on February 16, 1966. Son K.H. Muhammad Choleel Bisri, who is also a founding member of the National Awakening Party (NAP). Her mother’s name is Muchishna.
It is also known that his grandfather was a prominent NU figure named K. H. Bisri Mustofa, the figure who compiled the Book of Tafsir Al Ibris. His uncle, K.H. Mustofa Bisri, commonly referred to as Gus Mus, is the caretaker of Pondok Raudlatut Talibin.
Gus Yahya is also the brother of Minister of Religion Gus Yakut.
Gus Yahya’s history of education
Gus Yahya was once a student at an Islamic boarding school. He is a student of K.Kh. Ali Maksum at Al-Munawir Krapyak Madrasah, Yogyakarta.
In addition, he studied at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of Gadja Mada University. During his college years, Gus Yahya worked at the Yogyakarta branch of the Islamic Students Association (HMI).
Once he was appointed press secretary of the president.
Gus Yahya was appointed press secretary to President Gus Dura between 1999 and 2001. Since then, he is known to be close to Gus Dur, the 4th President of Indonesia.
In addition, Gus Yahya was also appointed President Jokowi by the Presidential Advisory Board until 2019.
Previously, in 2014, Gus Yahya initiated the founding of a religious institute in California, USA called Bayt Ar-Rahma Li adDa’wa Al-Islamiya rahmatan lil Al-alamin. The institution explores the Islamic religion for peace and mercy in the universe.
Gus Yahya Achievements
There are various reasons why Gus Yahya is one of the leading religious figures in Indonesia. Not only because he is the General Chairman of the PBNU, but also due to a number of achievements:
– Was once an expert in policy development for the US-Indonesia Religious Executive Council, which was established through a bilateral agreement. This organization was created following the US-Indonesia Strategic Partnership Agreement signed by Obama and President Jokowi in October 2015.
– He was the representative of GP Anshor and PKB in the political networks of Europe and the world, the Center Democratic International (CD) and the European People’s Party (EPP).
– Invited to speak on religious conflict resolution by the American Jewish Committee (AJC).
This is how the profile of Gus Yahya was compiled from various sources.
Authors: Mutaya Saroh