The Islam Summit event, organized by PCINU Belanda, is a key component of the Festival Islam Kepulauan (FIK), showcasing Islam from the Archipelago and highlighting the blending of Islam and arts. Taking place on Saturday 4 May from 13:00 to 16:00 at Kumpulan, Bronbeek Museum Arnhem. This event aims to foster a sense of global ukhuwah Islamiyah (Islamic brotherhood) while integrating local wisdom such as Ubuntu and Gotong Royong. It seeks also to answer questions surrounding unity, mercy, and conviviality, drawing inspiration from the exemplary behaviour of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in European society.

Participants will engage in dialogue, sitting together in the format of Ubuntu, which emphasizes interconnectedness, compassion, and community. The circle seating arrangement symbolizes equality between speakers and listeners, mirroring principles of mutual cooperation (gotong royong) and consensus decision-making found in Indonesian society, i.e rembug desa.

Introducing local wisdom into the event also serves as a decolonizing practice, challenging structures and practices that may be unsuitable to the structure and DNA of Indigenous cultures and traditions. This aspect adds depth and richness to the dialogue, inviting participants to reflect on alternative ways of organizing and engaging with one another.

The event will provide a platform for participants to share their perspectives, experiences, and insights on being European Muslims, while also drawing inspiration from Indigenous cultures and traditions. It aims to encourage open and respectful dialogue, fostering understanding and solidarity among attendees.

Furthermore, the organizers hope that this event will serve as a catalyst for regular gatherings, providing a space for individuals to meet, discuss religious and worldly matters, and strengthen bonds of friendship and cooperation within the Muslim community.

Overall, the Islam Summit event aspires to promote unity, compassion, and mutual respect among European Muslims, reflecting the values of Islam and Indigenous wisdom, and fostering a sense of belonging and community.


Gus Ulil

Islamic Scholar

Dr. Joud Alkorani

Islamic Scholar

Opening Remarks

Drs. Mayerfas

Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for Kingdom of Netherlands

Pauljac Verhoeven

Head of Bronbeek Museum

H. Yaqut Cholil Qoumas

Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs


Program Details

  • 12:30 - 13:00


  • 13.00 - 13.30

    Introduction by moderators

  • 13:15- 13:30

    Welcome remarks

  •  H. Yaqut Cholil Qoumas 13:30- 13:45
    H. Yaqut Cholil Qoumas

    Opening Speech

  •  Syeikh Husamuddin Meyer 13:45- 14:00
    Syeikh Husamuddin Meyer


  • 14:00 - 14:45

    Muslim Experiences

  • 14:45- 15:00

    Break (refreshments are available)

  • 15:00-15:45


  • 15:45 - 15:55

    Closing remarks

  • 15:55-16:00


Get Your Islam Summit Ticket

€ 10 / €40 (Incl. dinner)