Islam in the Indonesian World

An Account of Institutional Formation
Author: Azyumardi Azra
Publisher: Mizan Pustaka
ISBN: 9794334308
Category: Islam
Page: 341
View: 3660
The early history of Islam in Indonesian world is bewilderingly complex, not only in the context of the spread of Islam in the area, but also in the terms of its institutional formation. This book, therefore, discusses such themes as the early introduction of Islam to the Indonesian archipelago, the development of Islamic learning, educational, and legal institutions. Not least important, the book also reveals the religious, intellectual and political relations between Islam in the archipelago with that of the Arabian world “Professor Azyumardi Azra is a brilliant authority in Islam in Indonesia. No one interested in Indonesian Islam can afford to be without this book.” —Professor Dr. M.C. Ricklefs Department of History National University of Singapore Author of acclaimed book, A History of Modern Indonesia since c. 1200 (third edition, 2002) “This well researched book should be a required reading for anyone who would like to comprehend the dynamic of Islam in Indonesian and in Southeast asia as a whole.” —Professor DR. Taufik Abdullah Sejarahwan and member of Akademi Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (AIPI) [Mizan, Pustaka, Religion, Islam, Refrention]

Islam in Indonesia

Contrasting Images and Interpretations
Author: Jajat Burhanudin,Kees van Dijk
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089644237
Category: Religion
Page: 279
View: 9524
While Muslims in Indonesia have begun to turn towards a strict adherence to Islam, the reality of the socio-religious environment is much more complicated than a simple shift towards fundamentalism. In this volume, contributors explore the multifaceted role of Islam in Indonesia from a variety of different perspectives, drawing on carefully compiled case studies. Topics covered include religious education, the increasing number of Muslim feminists in Indonesia, the role of Indonesia in the greater Muslim world, social activism and the middle class, and the interaction between Muslim radio and religious identity.

The Qur'an in the Malay-Indonesian World

Context and Interpretation
Author: Majid Daneshgar,Peter G. Riddell,Andrew Rippin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317294769
Category: Religion
Page: 262
View: 8612
The largely Arabo-centric approach to the academic study of tafsir has resulted in a lack of literature exploring the diversity of Qur'anic interpretation in other areas of the Muslim-majority world. The essays in The Qur'an in the Malay-Indonesian World resolve this, aiming to expand our knowledge of tafsir and its history in the Malay-Indonesian world. Highlighting the scope of Qur'anic interpretation in the Malay world in its various vernaculars, it also contextualizes this work to reveal its place as part of the wider Islamic world, especially through its connections to the Arab world, and demonstrates the strength of these connections. The volume is divided into three parts written primarily by scholars from Malaysia and Indonesia. Beginning with a historical overview, it then moves into chapters with a more specifically regional focus to conclude with a thematic approach by looking at topics of some controversy in the broader world. Presenting new examinations of an under-researched topic, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Islamic studies and Southeast Asian studies.

Indonesia, Islam, and Democracy

Dynamics in a Global Context
Author: Azyumardi Azra
Publisher: Equinox Publishing
ISBN: 9799988810
Category: Religion
Page: 242
View: 3115
As with many newly democratic countries, Indonesia faces common problems such as crisis of leadership, ethnic and communal conflicts, and the clash of Islam and the West. Indonesia, Islam, and Democracy: Dynamics in a Global Context brings fresh insight to the growing influence of Islam which is often ignored by foreign observers. Azyumardi Azra, a noted historian, breaks away from the common analysis of the current political situation and uncovers the lineages of the influence of Islam in Indonesian politics since the collapse of the Suharto era. About the Author Azyumardi Azra is Professor of History and Rector of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta. An internationally recognized scholar, he has presented papers in numerous conferences at home and abroad and has lectured at various universities such as NYU, Harvard, Oxford, Columbia, Leiden, Melbourne, Kyoto, Hawaii, at Manoa and many others. He is an honorary professor at Melbourne University (2004-9) and a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan. In April 2005 he was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa in Humane Letters from Carroll College, Helena, Montana, USA. He has written eighteen books, the latest is The Origin of Islamic Reformism in Southeast Asia.

Islam and Popular Culture in Indonesia and Malaysia

Author: Andrew N. Weintraub
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136812296
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
View: 8393
Islam is a religion but there are also popular cultures of Islam that are mass mediated, commercialized, pleasure-filled, humorous, and representative of large segments of society. This book illuminates how Muslims (and non-Muslims) in Indonesia and Malaysia make sense of their lives within an increasingly pervasive, popular culture of Islamic images, texts, film, songs, and narratives.

The Origins of Islamic Reformism in Southeast Asia

Networks of Malay-Indonesian and Middle Eastern 'Ulam?' in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Author: Azyumardi Azra
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824828486
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 8198
Professor Azra's meticulous study, using sources from the Middle East itself, shows how scholars in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were reconstructing the intellectual and socio-moral foundation of Muslim societies.

Islam in Indonesian Foreign Policy

Domestic Weakness and the Dilemma of Dual Identity
Author: Rizal Sukma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134514549
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 5807
This companion volume to the highly successful Islam in Malaysian Foreign Policy explores the extent to which foreign policy in the world's largest Muslim nation has been influenced by Islamic considerations.

Islam in the Indonesian Social Context

Author: Merle Calvin Ricklefs
Publisher: Monash Asia Inst
Category: History
Page: 82
View: 1483

Islam in World Cultures

Comparative Perspectives
Author: R. Michael Feener
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576075168
Category: Religion
Page: 387
View: 9052
Islam in World Cultures analyzes differences in Islamic culture and practice by looking not simply at matters of doctrine, but also at how Islam interacts with local cultures. * A full chapter of annotated references and electronic links, organized to relate to each chapter * A glossary of key terms, with emphasis on comparative usage and how common terms differ in definition from place to place

Ghosts of the Past in Southern Thailand

Essays on the History and Historiography of Patani
Author: Anthony Reid,Barbara Watson Andaya,Geoff Wade,Azyumardi Azra,Numan Hayimasae,Christopher Joll,Francis R. Bradley,Philip King,Dennis Walker,Kobkua Suwannathat-Pian,Iik A. Mansurnoor,Duncan McCargo
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9971696355
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 9186
At the heart of the on-going armed conflict in southern Thailand is a fundamental disagreement about the history of relations between the Patani Malays and the Thai kingdom. While the Thai royalist-nationalist version of history regards Patani as part of that kingdom "since time immemorial," Patani Malay nationalists look back to a golden age when the Sultanate of Patani was an independent, prosperous trading state and a renowned center for Islamic education and scholarship in Southeast Asia — a time before it was defeated, broken up, and brought under the control of the Thai state. While still influential, in recent years these diametrically opposed views of the past have begun to make way for more nuanced and varied interpretations. Patani scholars, intellectuals and students now explore their history more freely and confidently than in the past, while the once-rigid Thai nationalist narrative is open to more pluralistic interpretations. There is growing interaction and dialogue between historians writing in Thai, Malay and English, and engagement with sources and scholarship in other languages, including Chinese and Arabic. In The Ghosts of the Past in Southern Thailand, 13 scholars who have worked on this sensitive region evaluate the current state of current historical writing about the Patani Malays of southern Thailand. The essays in this book demonstrate that an understanding of the conflict must take into account the historical dimensions of relations between Patani and the Thai kingdom, and the ongoing influence of these perceptions on Thai state officials, militants, and the local population.

Islamic Family Law in A Changing World

A Global Resource Book
Author: N.A
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842770931
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 320
View: 2732
This is a uniquely comprehensive and up-to-date volume spanning nine regions and 38 Islamic countries around the world. More than a billion Muslims have their lives in such matters as marriage, divorce, maintenance, paternity and the custody of children governed by certain aspects of the Shari'a, commonly known as Islamic Family Law. But as the team who have put together this resource book point out, this does not mean that identical principles apply everywhere. In fact, as the socio-cultural and historical contextualisations which precede each country's legal profile make clear, the practical application of Shari'a principles is often modified by theological differences of interpretation, particular customary practices in the country concerned, and state policy and law.This volume documents the scope and actual manner of application of Islamic Family Law worldwide. Part of its purpose is the assumption that while changing social conditions - including a commitment to certain universal human rights -- make legal reform necessary, any strategy must be based first of all on the best possible factual foundations. And secondly, since Islamic Family Law has become contested ground between conservative and fundamentalist forces on the one hand and modernist and liberal trends on the other in most Islamic countries, reform must be conceived only in realistic terms and advocated in ways that motivate and empower potential supporters working in their own communities. This work is a uniquely valuable resource for lawyers, social policymakers and scholars. It is also a contribution to the historical challenge which Islamic societies confront in reforming personal and family law.

Islam - Essays in Scripture, Thought and Society

A Festschrift in Honour of Anthony H. Johnes
Author: Peter G. Riddell,Tony Street,Anthony Hearle Johns
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004106925
Category: Social Science
Page: 361
View: 6989
This volume contains 17 articles on various aspects of Islamic thought in the Middle East and in Southeast Asia. The first 9 articles concentrate especially on the Qur n and its exegesis, "Kal m" and Sufism; the second 8 articles deal with Javanese Islam, and with Islam and modernity in Southeast Asia.

Islam and the Malay-Indonesian World

Transmission and Responses
Author: Peter G. Riddell
ISBN: 9781850653363
Category: Indonesia
Page: 349
View: 9473
This text examines the history of the arrival of Islam in South East Asia and the manner in which it has developed in this setting.

Indonesia and the Muslim World

Islam and Secularism in the Foreign Policy of Soeharto and Beyond
Author: Anak Agung Banyu Perwita
Publisher: NIAS Press
ISBN: 8791114926
Category: History
Page: 222
View: 2601
This book explores the position of Islam as one of the domestic political variables in Indonesia's foreign policy during the Soeharto era. It argues that the foreign policy of Indonesia toward the Muslim world under Soeharto was increasingly the result of political struggles between domestic actors, particularly the Muslim community and the State.

The Struggle of Islam in Modern Indonesia

Author: B. J. Boland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940117895X
Category: Religion
Page: 283
View: 3618
With deep interest I have followed the Indonesian people's fight for freedom and independence from 1945 onwards. This interest has come to be centred in particular on the question of how religions, especially Islam, were involved in this struggle, and what role they would fulfil in the new Indonesia. After having lived and worked in Indonesia from 1946 to the end of 1959, I was twice more enabled to yisit I ndonesia thanks to grants from the Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research (WOTRO). It was during these sojourns in particular, from May to October 1966 and from February to July 1969, that the material for this study was collected, supplemented and checked. For the help I received during these visits I am greatly indebted to so many Indonesian informants that it is impossible to mention them all. Moreover, some of them would not appreciate being singled out by name. But while offering them these general thanks I am thinking of them all individually. In spite of all the help given and patience shown me, this publication is bound to be full of shortcomings. An older Muslim friend, however, once encouraged me by reminding me that perfection belongs only to God (al-kamal li'llah). Nevertheless, I should like to offer my apologies for errors and mistakes; I would appreciate it if readers drew my attention to them.

Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim World

What Went Right
Author: Julie Chernov Hwang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230100112
Category: Social Science
Page: 235
View: 6962
In Peaceful Islamist Mobilization in the Muslim World: What Went Right , Julie Chernov Hwang presents a compelling and innovative new theory and framework for examining the variation in Islamist mobilization strategies in Muslim Asia and the Middle East.

Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia

Author: Zachary Abuza
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134161255
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
View: 9823
Political Islam and Violence in Indonesia presents a penetrating new investigation of religious radicalism in the largest Muslim country in the world. Indonesia is a country long known for its diversity and tolerant brand of Islam. However, since the fall of Suharto, a more intolerant form of Islam has been growing, one whose adherents have carried out terrorist attacks, waged sectarian war, and voiced strident anti-Western rhetoric. Zachary Abuza’s unique analysis of radical Islam draws upon primary documents such as Jemaah Islamiyah’s operations manual, interviews, and recorded testimonies of politicians, religious figures, and known militants, as well as personal interviews with numerous security and intelligence experts in Indonesia and elsewhere, to paint a picture at once guardedly optimistic about the future of Indonesian democracy and concerned about the increasing role of conservative and radical Islam in Indonesian society. This book will be of great interest to students of Indonesian politics, Asian studies, political violence and security studies in general.

The Longest Journey

Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca
Author: Eric Tagliacozzo
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199989710
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 9553
The pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, has been a yearly phenomenon of great importance in Muslim lands for well over one thousand years. Each year, millions of pilgrims from throughout the Dar al-Islam, or Islamic world, stretching from Morocco east to Indonesia, make the trip to Mecca as one of the five pillars of their faith. By the end of the nineteenth century, and the beginning of the twentieth, fully half of all pilgrims making the journey in any given year could come from Southeast Asia. The Longest Journey, spanning eleven modern nation-states and seven centuries, is the first book to offer a history of the Hajj from one of Islam's largest and most important regions.

Chinese Indonesians

Remembering, Distorting, Forgetting
Author: Tim Lindsey,Helen Pausacker
Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISBN: 9812303030
Category: Chinese
Page: 215
View: 4515
This volume honours, and reflects on, the life and work of the Australian Indonesianist, Charles A. Coppel. His interests -- reflected in this volume -- are broad, ranging from history, politics, legal issues, and violence against the Chinese, through to culture and religion. The chapters in the volume, contributed by scholars from Australia, Indonesia, Europe, and Singapore, also all reflect a theme, inspired by Charles Coppels expression, remembering, distorting, forgetting, by which he drew attention to misrepresentations of the Chinese, seeking to locate the realities behind the myths that form the basis for the racism and xenophobia the Chinese have often experienced in Indonesia.