Nasaruddin Umar

Nasaruddin Umar, Grand Imam Istiqlal State Mosque of Indonesia

Nasaruddin Umar is the grand imam of Istiqlal State Mosque of Indonesia and rector of University of Qur’anic Science in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is a full professor of Islamic studies at the State Islamic University of Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. He is the founder of the Indonesian interfaith organization Masharakat Dialog Antar Umat Beragama, and heserved as deputy minister of Religious Affairs of Indonesia from 2011 to 2014. He is also a member of the UK-Indonesia advisory team established by UK prime minister Tony Blair. Umar is the author of 12 books.