KH Husein Muhammad, A Warrior for Equality
Husein Muhammad, 65, was once accused of trying to destroy religion from within because his views are different from the mainstream, especially the position of women. However, he did not give up. For him, according to the principles of monotheism, all humans are equal before the Creator regardless of religion, ethnicity and gender.
On Tuesday, Husein was awarded an honorary doctorate in gender interpretation from Walisongo State Islamic University in Semarang, Central Java. Around 500 people listened to his speech titled “Gender According to the Maqashidi Interpretation”.