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Islam in Indonesia: Contrasting Images and Interpretations

Jajat Burhanudin and
Kees van Dijk

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Publication date:
4 January 2013

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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.

Table of contents: 

Islam in Indonesia - 2 Contents - 6 Introduction - 8 1 Comparing different streams of Islam Wrestling with words and definitions - 16 2 Defining Indonesian Islam An examination of the construction of the national Islamicidentity of traditionalist and modernist Muslims - 26 3 Indonesia in the global scheme of Islamic things Sustaining the virtuous circle of education, associations and democracy - 50 4 Distinguishing Indonesian Islam Some lessons to learn - 64 5 Islam, state and society in democratising Indonesia A historical reflection - 76 6 The politics of piety in the Pondok Pesantren Khusus Waria Al-Fattah Senin-Kamis Yogyakarta Negotiating the Islamic religious embodiment - 92 7 The Indonesian Muslim feminist reinterpretation of inheritance - 110 8 Managing familial issues Unique features of legal reform in Indonesia - 124 9 A new generation of feminists within traditional Islam An Indonesian exception - 140 10 Religious pluralism and contested religious authority in contemporary Indonesian Islam - 162 11 Islam and humanitarian affairs The middle class and new patterns of social activism - 174 12 Dakwah radio in Surakarta A contest for Islamic identity - 196 13 Muslim fundamentalism in educational institutions A case study of Rohani Islam in high schools in Cirebon - 216 14 Majlis Tafsir Al-Qur'an and its struggle for Islamic reformism - 228 Glossary - 242 About the editors and contributors - 250 Bibliography - 254 Index - 276


Jajat Burhanudin is the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Islam and Society, an independent research center at the State Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta.

Kees van Dijk is emeritus professor of the History of Modern Islam in Indonesia at Leiden University and former senior researcher of the KITLV/Royal Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies



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