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Siti Chamamah Soeratno

Siti Chamamah Soeratno

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Siti Chamamah Soeratno is a female Islamic scholar from Indonesia and the former leader of Aisyiyah, Indonesia's first all-female Muslim organization. She's also the former dean of Muhammadiyah University of Malang and an expert on Indonesian literature. She has also served as a faculty member a Leiden University, Mercu Buana University, Sebelas Maret University and Yogyakarta State University among others.

Soeratno's involvement with Islamic organizations began early in her life. She attended a Muhammadiyah high school and became the chairwoman of Aisyiyah's youth wing in 1965. She is a proponent of the Islamization of knowledge, promoting the view that the adjective "Islamic" should refer more than to strictly religious practices and should include all aspects of life and referring to democracy, equality, justice and the human norms of liberty as "Islamic values."

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