Established in 2003 by former Indonesian president Kyai Haji Abdurrahman Wahid and American businessman C. Holland Taylor, LibForAll’s world-class achievements have been widely praised by international policy experts, government leaders and blue-chip media outlets, who regard LibForAll Foundation as a pioneer in developing and operationalizing effective counter-radicalization strategies worldwide.
What is a Saint?
“Here Rests a Humanist” is inscribed upon President Wahid’s tombstone in Indonesian, Arabic, English and Chinese.
The grave of LibForAll Co-founder, Nahdlatul Ulama leader and Indonesian President H.E. KH. Abdurrahman Wahid,
who embodied the profoundly spiritual (i.e., humanitarian) values of Sunni Islam throughout his life, inspiring the global
Humanitarian Islam movement. His hallowed resting place has become a site of pilgrimage, which millions visit annually.
Founder of a Global Movement
~ Aftonbladet (Sweden), describing LibForAll Senior Advisor KH. A. Mustofa Bisri
(“Gus Mus”), former chairman of the Nahdlatul Ulama Supreme Council
and current Bayt ar-Rahmah Chairman
“A firewall against terror in the name of Islam”
~ Abu Rusdan, former commander of al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah’s Military Region III
“The Illusion of an Islamic State really scourged Wahhabism…. The [Muslim Brotherhood’s] Justice and Prosperity Party also fell victim and was gravely wounded [by the book’s publication].”
Blocking the Political Weaponization of Islam
Rabbi Marvin Hier (far right), Dean of the Simon
Wiesenthal Center, presents the Medal of Valor to
President Wahid (seated).
Reaching Out to People of
Goodwill of Every Faith
Established in 2014 by close friends and associates of H.E. KH. Abdurrahman Wahid, Bayt ar-Rahmah serves as a hub for the global expansion of NU operations and is moving—systematically and institutionally—to fulfill the late President’s vision of marshalling the concentrated energies of the Muslim world and the West, to help bring Islamic teachings into alignment with the modern world of freedom, democracy and human rights.
Bayt ar-Rahmah (Home of Divine Grace)
LibForAll works in seamless coordination with its sister organization, Bayt ar-Rahmah (“Home of Divine Grace”). Legally distinct entities, LibForAll and Bayt ar-Rahmah share a common vision, mission and overlapping governance. LibForAll is an independent, publicly-supported charity, whilst Bayt ar-Rahmah serves as a hub for the global expansion of the world’s largest Muslim organization—Indonesia’s Nahdlatul Ulama—under the direction of its spiritual leadership.
“Always be honest and open; there’s no need to be afraid.”
~ LibForAll co-founder and Guiding Spirit, H.E. Kyai Haji Abdurrahman Wahid