Biography Kyai Mustofa Bisri (Gus Mus)

Biography Kyai Mustofa Bisri (Gus Mus)
KH. Mustofa Bisri or more commonly called by Gus Mus (born in Rembang, Central Java, August 10, 1944,) is a boarding school caretakers Raudlatuh Tholibin, Leteh, Apex and a Rais Syuriah NU. He is one pendeklarasi PKB and PKB as well as designer logo used until now. He was also a poet and columnist who is known in literary circles.  Besides culture, he is also known as a poet.

His works have been published, among others,  Basics of Islam (translation, Publisher Abdillah son Kendal, 1401 H), Ensklopedi Ijma '(translation along KH. MA Mahfudh Sahal, Paradise Library, London, 1987), Mighty Mosquito and Mosquito-Caution, Men (composed by children's stories , Jakarta Style Favorite Press, 1979), Kimiya-us Sa'aadah (translation of the Java language, Assegaf Surabaya), Poetry Asmaul Husna (the Java language, publisher of Al-Huda Waterford), Ohoi, Balm Collected Poems (Library of Eden, Jakarta, 1991 , 1994), Tadarus, Antalogi Poems (Library Yogya Prima, 1993), pearl-pearl Benjol (Institute for the Study of Islamic Philosophy Yogya, 1994), Rubaiyat Wind and Grass (Humor Magazine and PT. Matra Media, Prints II, Jakarta, 1995) , Heroes and Rat (pusisi collection, Paradise Press, London, 1996), Mahakiai Hashim Ash'ari (translation, Kurnia Kalam Yogya Universe, 1996), Methods Sufism Al-Ghazali (translations and comments, Pelita World Surabaya, 1996), Saleh Saleh Social ritual (Mizan, New York, Matter II, September 1995), Book of Daily Islam (Proceedings Gusti, London, 1997), Al-Muna (Poetry Asmaul Husna, Java language, Al-Ibriz Education Foundation, Apex, 1997) . Everyday and Jurisprudence (Al-Ibriz Education Foundation, Apex, along with Al-Miftah Publishers, London, July 1997).

KH Achmad Mustofa Bisri, poet, novelist, painter, cultural and Muslim scholars, it has given a new color on a map the journey of social and political life of the clergy. He was a humble priest, instead of an ambitious priest. He was chaplain of learners for the clergy and people. Boarding School Roudlatut Thalibin caregivers, Apex, Central Java, is reluctant to (refuse) nominated as Chairman of the NT NU NU in the 31st Congress 28/11-2/12-2004 in Boyolali, Central Java.

KH Achmad Mustofa Bisri, fondly called Gus Mus, has a principle should be able to measure themselves. Each was about to enter any institution, he was always first to measure yourself. That's when Gus Dur dilakoninya nominated in the election of the Chairman of the Congress NT NU NU-31 into it.I should be able to measure yourself. Maybe I better stay out, provide feedback and criticism in my way, obviously alumnus Al Azhar University, Cairo (Egypt), this, that when the college has a hobby of playing football and badminton. After no longer have time to continue his old hobby, these scholars and pursue hobbies are reading books of literature and culture, writing and cooking, including cooking Arab food with extra spice.Born in Apex, Central Java, August 10, 1944, from the family of students. His grandfather, Kyai Mustofa Bisri is a scholar. Similarly his father, KH Mustofa Bisri, a boarding school founded in 1941 Roudlatut Thalibin, is a renowned charismatic cleric.He was educated parents with hard especially when it comes to religious principles. However, his secondary education and somewhat chaotic. After finishing primary school in 1956, he went to school tsanawiyah.

New year in tsanawiyah, he came out, then go Pesantren Lirboyo, Karachi for two years. Then moved back to boarding school Krapyak, Yogyakarta. In Yogyakarta, he was raised by KH Ali hampur Maksum for three years. He then returned to Apex to recite the direct care of his father.Ali Maksum KH KH Bisri Mustafa and his father is a teacher who most influenced the course of his life. The second priest was giving freedom to the students to develop artistic talents.Then in 1964, he was sent to Cairo, Egypt, studied at Al-Azhar University, majored in Islamic studies and Arabic, until the end of 1970. He was a force with KH Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur).Married to Siti Fatimah, he was blessed with seven children, six of whom are women.

The only son is the youngest Mochamad Mustofa Bisri, who prefer to live in Madura and become students there. Grandfather of four grandchildren of daily living in the cottage with his wife and children only sixth Almas.After his brother died KH Cholil Bisri, he himself led the boarding and care for Roudlatut Thalibin, accompanied by son Cholil Bisri. Cottage is located in the village Leteh, District Apex City, Apex District, Central Java, 115 kilometers east of the city, it had stood since 1941.Mustofa Bisri family occupies an old house endowments that seem simple but beautiful, located in the cabin. He used to receive guests in the living area of ​​5 x 12 meter green carpeted and contains a set of guest chairs and rattan are worn brown sofa. The living room is often a place of teaching santrinya.Front door is open for 24 hours for anyone. Guests who come to the house after midnight to direct a nap on the carpet, without having to wake the occupants. And when the dawn came, Gus Mus family will greet them warmly. As home endowments, Gus Mus whose hair has turned white principled, anyone can stay there.Beyond routine activity as a scholar, he was also a humanist, painter and writer. He has written a dozen books of fiction and nonfiction. It is precisely through the work budayanyalah, Gus Mus is often critical attitude towards culture that flourished in the community.

In 2003, for example, when the rocking ngebor pedangdut Inul raises the pros and cons in the community, Gus Mus just showing off his painting entitled Joint Inul dhikr. That's how Gus Mus encourage improvement culture that flourished at that time.Gus Mus painting talent honed since adolescence, when boarding at the boarding school Krapyak, Yogyakarta. He often wandered to the home painter. One of them come to the house of the maestro Indonesian art, Affandi. He is often seen first hand how Affandi painting. So that whenever there is spare time, in bantinnya frequent urge to draw. I took the marker, pen, or watercolor for scratch paper. But a turn-kumatan, sometimes, and never seriously, said Gus Mus, heavy smokers who daily spend two and a half packs of cigarettes.Gus Mus, at the end of 1998, never showing off as many as 99 paintings envelopes, plus 10 free and 15 calligraphy paintings, was held at the Fine Arts Exhibition Hall, Ministry of Education and Culture, Jakarta.

Art curator, Jim Supangkat, said, power of expression Mustofa Bisri graphics contained on the line. Rhythmic impression of remembrance to make different paintings with calligraphy. Most of the existing calligraphy writing impressed diindah-heed, said Jim Supangkat, giving appreciation to Gus Mus ever made several painting exhibitions.While the poem, Gus Mus start mengakrabinya while studying in Cairo, Egypt. When the Association of Indonesian Students in Egypt make the magazine. One caregiver magazine is Gus Dur. Every time there is a blank page, Mustofa Bisgus Musri asked to fill in his poems. Because Gus Dur also know Mustofa can paint, then, he was asked to make a painting as well, so be scratch-marks, or cartoons, or whatever, the important thing there is a blank page filler pictures. Since then, Mustofa poems just keep on a bookshelf.But Gus Dur is also a return to the habitat perpuisian Gus Mus. In 1987, when he became Chairman of the Jakarta Arts Council, Gus Dur made the Palestinian Night event. One of the agenda was the reading of poems by poets Middle East.

In addition to the translation of poetry readings, poetry readings also made the original. Mustafa, who is fluent in Arabic and English, the task of reading the works of poets in the original Middle East. Since then Gus Mus started hanging out with the poets.Since Gus Mus appear in Taman Ismail Marzuki, it began to be taken into account in the arena kepenyairannya national perpuisian. Invitation to read poetry flowed from various cities. In fact he was invited to Malaysia, Iraq, Egypt and other Arab countries to discuss issues of art and poetry reading. Various countries have been visited by religious scholars who when young had had a strange desire, namely shake hands with the Minister of Religious Affairs and convey greetings from the people in his village. For this purpose he repeatedly came to the office of the minister. Came the first time, rejected, also rejected a second time. After one month, he was allowed to see the minister though only three minutes.Kyai minus skinny, bespectacled has produced hundreds of poems compiled in five books of poetry: Ohoi, Balm Collected Poems (1988), Tadarus Poetry Anthology (1990), Heroes and Rat (1993), Rubaiyat Wind and Grass (1994), and Wekwekwek (1995). Besides, he also wrote prose mosquitoes collected in the book The Mighty and Humans Beware (1990).About kepenyairan Gus Mus, President of the Poet Indonesia, Sutardji Calzoum Bachri judge, Mustafa poetry style pronunciation is not flowery, his poems are not trying bercantik-beautiful in the style of pronunciation.

But over the fairness and utter simplicity or language, which grew out of an unwillingness to making it up. Language directly, clearly, but did not make his poems fresh or cliche. As a poet, he was not the words of park rangers. He guards and lovers of wisdom, says Sutardji.Often gives lectures and seminars are featured in the pulpit commonplace for Gus Mus. Interestingly, once in a lecture, the audience asked the kiai reading poetry. There was silence. Gus Mus and action: Lord, we are very busy. Already.As a Muslim scholar, Gus Mus practice the knowledge acquired by way of written several religious books. It includes the prolific writing a different book by book clerics at the seminary.

In 1979, he was with KH M. Sahal Mahfudz translate Consensus encyclopedias. He also compiled a book entitled The Joy of Sufism (1981). In addition, he composed three books on the Principles of Jurisprudence of Religion (1985), Saleh Ritual, Social Saleh (1990), and Book of Daily Islam (1992).He then published a book on humor and essays, My prayers for Indonesia? and Ha Ha Hi Hi Son of Indonesia. The book contains a collection of humor from the time of Rasullah and funny stories Indonesia. Writing a column in the mass media had started since his youth. Initially, the heat when writing his brother, Cholil Bisri, a local newspaper and media published his newspaper clipping taped to the wall. He was moved to write. If loaded, clipping newspaper clipping taped to cover his brother's writings. Gus Mus is also diligently keep a diary.Like most other religious scholars, Mustafa spent much time to actively organize, such as at NU. In 1970, after learning of Egypt, he became one of the NU board Rembang District Branch. Then, in 1977, he occupied the position Mustasyar, such NU Regional Advisory Board of Central Java. At NU Congress in Cipasung, West Java, in 1994, he was believed to be Rais Syuriah NT NU.PB Chairman reluctant NUSimplicity has given a new color on the map of the journey of social and political life of the clergy. He is being pushed by Gus Dur and his friends from the NU cultural groups, for candidates willing to run for chairman of the Congress NU NU PB-31 to 2004, in Boyolali, Central Java. The goal, to stop the match and move forward Hasyim of structural NU group. Gus Dur intimates while studying in Cairo, Egypt, is considered one of the scholars who could potentially stop the old chairman. But it insists Gus Mus rejected.As a result, Hasyim former vice presidential candidate pair with Megawati Sukarnoputri of the Democratic Party of Struggle, the election Preisden 2004, it was re-elected as Chairman of the Board Tanfidziah paired with KH Ahmad Sahal Makhfud as Rois Aam Syuriah NT NU.

Congress managed to leave its own record for KH Achmad Mustofa Bisri, he managed to resist the strong desire of Gus Dur, the controversial cleric.It turned out that such measures did not the first time. If you do not feel comfortable being in an institution, she pulled herself elegantly. For example, although never listed as a member of the House of Representatives (DPRD) in Central Java in 1987-1992, representing the PPP, as well as ever as a member of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), a former NU PB Rois Syuriah periods 1994-1999 and 1999-2004 This was never willing to be nominated to serve again in the two institutions. Then, when NU busy establishing PKB party, he still will not go down the political arena let alone actively involved in it.Similarly, in the 2004 legislative elections, although his name has been set up as a candidate member of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) of Central Java, he then chose to resign before the election itself was held. He felt he was not the right to enter the field of governance. He felt, with a representative of the people, what he gave was not comparable to those given by the people. As long as I became a member of parliament, there is often conflict in my mind, because as a representative of the people, who receive more than what I can give to the people of Central Java, said Mustafa recalled the experience and the inner conflict he experienced during a politician.Nominated to be chairman of the NT NU has often experienced Gus Mus.

In recent times mukhtamar, his name always dicuatkan to the surface. He is a subscription "candidate for the general chairman" and together with it he always has been rejected. In 2004 his name digandang Boyolali-gandang as a candidate for chairman. Even the elderly clerics reportedly has asked him. To the extent that elderly clerics envoy to his mother, Marafah Cholil, to allow his nomination. The mother is actually just a straightforward answer typical citizen NU ulama, Mustafa would not be the Chairman of NU PB alone was never at home, especially if you become chairman. I'll never meet.Gus Mus himself seemed reluctant to be nominated, by deftly mentioning, I have the prerogative to refuse, said the soft-spoken man who truly intimate with Gus Dur became friends while studying in Cairo, Egypt.

So friend, Gus Mus had asked Gus Dur to eat for months because her scholarship has not gone down and down. Friendship continues today. If Gus Dur visit to East Java and stop in Apex, usually stop by the house Gus Mus. Conversely, when he visited Jakarta, as best he could come to the house Gus Dur. In addition to visiting each other, they not infrequently also communicate by phone

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