About Us

ABOUT US

تَاكُمْ أَهْلَ اْليَمَن هُمْ أَرَقُّ أَفْئِدَةً وَأَلْيَنُ قُلُوْبًا اَلْإِيْمَانُ يَمَانٌ وَالْحِكْمَةُ يَمَانِيَّةٌ

The people of Yemen have come to you and they are more gentle and soft-hearted.
Belief is Yemenite and Wisdom is Yemenite.
(Saheeh Al-Bukhaari)

 

Over centuries, the people of Hadhramaut (South Yemen) have spread and contributed a massive history throughout the world.
As their voyage had reached Indonesia, one of the oldest civilizations in South Asia, this community also played a major role in this archipelago which is worth its own focus for study and research purposes.

WHO
MENARA is a study and research center focusing on Arab in Indonesia as the subject, compiling data and files for the basic of study and research.

WHY
Lack of information and literature about Arab in Indonesia have made narrative and perspective about this subject interdisciplinary is poorly understood

WHAT
The scope of MENARA research is very broad, covering up history to contemporary issues, sociology to anthropology, and other disciplines such as the arts, journalism, and even people empowerment.

WHERE
MENARA is currently based in two cities in Indonesia, Surabaya and Jakarta, and developing its networks to other cities and countries.

HOW
Research by MENARA will be using variety of methods, collaborating with diverse parties in any kind of projects and activities with the output results will vary, from scientific journals to merchandise related to the subject Arab in Indonesia.

 

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