Fahmina Institute was established in 2000, in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia by K.H. Husein Muhammad, and works in the areas of religious studies, community empowerment and strengthening civil society.
Fahmina was started to bring a new understanding of the Islamic faith following the repressive Suharto regime, which silenced opposition and critical thought. Fahmina's staff works with groups to build capacity, negotiate public and private contracts and help advocate for rights.
Fahmina's commitment to democracy, gender equality and the support of all faiths and social status shapes their work. All of the organization’s efforts are directed toward the achievement of justice and democracy, which Fahmina believes are the highest aims of religion and humanity.