Nyai Ahmad Dahlan | Free Entry

LANGUAGE: Indonesia
Olla Atta Adonara - Indonesia - 98 MINS

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Feature Film History

Nyai Ahmad Dahlan, born 1872 in Kampung Kauman, was not formally educated. She merely studied the Qur’an and religious books in Javanese Arabic (Pegon). After marrying KH Ahmad Dahlan, she pioneered a recitation group for women and championed “Aisyiyah,” an Islamic women’s organization. With Aisyiyah management Nyai Ahmad Dahlan and her husband opened female dormitories and schools and held Islamic study courses and literacy eradication for women.