Rectorate, UIN News Online – Professor Doctor Hajjah Amany Burhanuddin Umar Lubis, Lc., M.A. (born December 22, 1963) or better known as Amany Lubis is an Indonesian muslim women scholars of Mandailing-Egyptian descent. As an Islamic scholar, Amany was appointed as chairperson of the Indonesian Ulema Council for Women, Youth and Families for the 2015–2020 period. On January 7, 2019, she was appointed as rector of the UIN Jakarta by the minister of religion affairs of the Republic of Indonesia,Lukman Hakim Saifugdin. Her new position made her as the first woman who served as chancellor of the largest Islamic university in Indonesia, UIN Jakarta.

Amany Lubis was born as the first child of four siblings. Her father was a man from Medan with Mandailing Batak blood named Burhanuddin Umar Lubis, while her mother was an Egyptian woman named Nabilah ‘Abdel Fattah.

Her father, Burhanuddin, was a graduate of University of Baghdad in the 1960s. Whereas her mother, Nabilah, was a graduate of Cairo University, majoring in Library and Achievement, Nabilah then continued her master and doctoral studies at the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic Institute in Jakarta (IAIN Jakarta, UIN Jakarta in present day) in the field of Islamic studies (postgraduate program) and philology (doctoral program). Nabilah was the first female doctorate at IAIN Jakarta in 1992. After becoming a doctor, two years later Prof. Quraish Shihab, as Rector of IAIN Jakarta, then appointed her as Dean of the Faculty of Adab and Humanities.

In addition to UIN Jakarta, Amany also actively teaches at the Postgraduate School of Strategic and Global Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Indonesia. As a lecturer, Amany still had time to write many works and was active as a resource person in various forums. At least until now he has explored 30 countries on five continents.

Moreover, she was a member of the Board of Trusees Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, Abu Dhabi in 2016-2020. Therefore, it is not surprising if the Deputy Editor in Chief of Halo Indonesia Magazine is often seen filling out international level seminars and being a guest speaker on several private television stations as well as being active as an Arabic-English-Indonesian interpreter at national and international forum. (usa)

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