Masjkur

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Kyai Hadji Masjkur
Kyai Haji Masjkur.jpg
5th Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
In office
11 November 1947 – 21 January 1950
President Sukarno
Preceded by Anwaruddin
Succeeded by Wahid Hasyim
In office
30 July1953 – 12 August 1955
President Sukarno
Preceded by Fakih Usman
Succeeded by Muhammad Ilyas
Personal details
Born (1917-12-15)December 15, 1917
Netherlands Malang, East Java, Dutch East Indies
Died December 25, 1994(1994-12-25) (aged 77)
Indonesia Indonesia
Nationality Indonesia
Political party Nahdlatul Ulama
Religion Islam

K.H. Masjkur (EISS : Masykur, 15 December 1917 ‒ 25 December 1994 at the age of 77 years) is the Minister of Religion Indonesia in the years 1947–1949 and 1953–1955. He was also a member of House of Representatives of Indonesia in 1956–1971 and a member of Supreme Advisory Council in 1968.

Prominent involvement in the struggle for independence in the days of the Japanese occupation, as a member of the Board of Inquiry Efforts Preparation of Indonesian Independence. Masjkur also noted as the founder of Homeland Defenders (map) – who later became an army of the people and the military — throughout Java. When the battle 10 November 1945, his name appears as the leader of Barisan Sabilillah.