Sholeh Mahmoed Nasution (born 19 July 1983), colloquially known as Ustadz Solmed, is an Indonesian Islamic preacher, speaker, and actor. Sholeh was first known as the champion in the speech and national lecture contest at Istiqlal Mosque in 2000. Since then, he has been active in both pop televangelism and acting business. He is an alumnus of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta.[1]


Sholeh Mahmoed Nasution
Born
Sholeh Mahmoed Nasution

(1983-07-19) July 19, 1983 (age 36)
NationalityIndonesia
Other namesUstadz Solmed
OccupationIslamic preacher
Years active2000 - present
Spouse(s)Dewi Yulianti (divorced)
April Jasmine
ChildrenSultan Mahmoed Qusyairi
Parent(s)H. Nadjamuddin Nasution
Hj. Salmah Lubis
WebsiteSholehMahmoed

CareerEdit

In 2011 to 2012, he appeared in the Islamic soap opera Pesantren & Rock n' Roll as a religious teacher of the pesantren, and in another soap opera Si Biang Kerok. From 2015 to 2016, he had owned his own televangelist program Kata Ustadz Solmed in the national television network SCTV. During the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election, he was a vocal supporter of Anies Baswedan against the incumbent opponent Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, and led several congregational prayers for rallying the support.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Sholeh was born in the family of speaker and actor, H. Nadjamuddin Nasution and Hj. Salmah Lubis. He married Dewi Yulianti on March 5, 2006, but eventually divorced. He married for the second time with a TV actress April Jasmine on November 11, 2011. Their first son Sultan Mahmoed Qusyairi was born on July 22, 2013. Sholeh is of Batak, specifically Mandailing descent.

ControversyEdit

On April 29, 2016, Sholeh was reportedly persecuted by a group of people in Serang, Banten, for arriving late to a lecture. Sholeh arrived late at 00:00 in the morning due to the committee giving him the wrong information of the venue, thus made him taking the longer route to get to the place. Sholeh had denied the news of the persecution at first,[3] but later he proceeded to the prosecution of the committee by appointing Hotmas Paris Hutapea as his attorney.[4]

On June 3, 2017, Sholeh was arrested by the airport security of the immigration authority in Changi airport, Singapore. He was detained in an isolated room for 10 hours and endured interrogations for an unknown reason.[5]

FilmographyEdit

  • Pesantren & Rock n' Roll (2011)
  • Si Biang Kerok (2012)
  • Kata Ustadz Solmed (2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profil Ustad Solmed; Profil.merdeka.com; Retrieved 23 December 2015
  2. ^ Ustadz Solmed Doakan Anies-Sandi Lancar Saat Debat. Poskotanews. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  3. ^ Ustaz Solmed Bantah Dikeroyok Warga Arah.com, 9 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016
  4. ^ Ustaz Solmed Tunjuk Hotman Paris Sebagai Kuasa Hukum Arah.com, 19 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016
  5. ^ Begini Awalnya Ustadz Solmed Bisa Ditahan di Imigrasi Singapura. Tribunnews. Retrieved November 8, 2017