Islamic Spectrum in Java

Islamic Spectrum in Java
Author: Timothy Daniels
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2016-05-06
ISBN: 1317112180
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Spectrum in Java Book Excerpt:

This empirically grounded work explores the emerging aspects of cultural politics in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. It engages with complex issues of cultural translation, localization and globalization from various perspectives through analyzing a diverse range of cultural forms, including government or palace-based celebrations, ceremonies and rituals, modern student theatre, and Islamic revival sessions. With its discussion of both old and new Islamic movements, alongside the contested religious interpretations of public cultural events, this book will be of interest not only to anthropologists, but also to scholars of religion, culture and sociology.

Islamic Spectrum in Java

Islamic Spectrum in Java
Author: Timothy P. Daniels
Publsiher: Ashgate Gower
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780754697190
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Spectrum in Java Book Excerpt:

This empirically grounded work explores the emerging aspects of cultural politics in the world's most populous Muslim nation, engaging with complex issues of cultural translation, localization and globalization from various perspectives. With its discussion of both old and new Islamic movements, alongside the contested religious interpretations of public cultural events, this book will be of interest not only to anthropologists, but also to scholars of religion, culture and sociology.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 28 2

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 28 2
Author: Ursula Lau, Mohamed Seedat, and Victoria McRitchie,Dr. Imran Mogra,Om Prakash,Fatimah Abdullah,Carool Kersten,Christina Sunardi,Hala Shehadeh ,Manata Hashemi,Francis Robinson,Fatemeh Shayan,Dr. Ben Ami Naama,Dr. John Andrew Morrow,Tazvi Langermann,Khaleel Mohammed
Publsiher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 28 2 Book Excerpt:

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 28 1

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 28 1
Author: M. Ashraf Adeel ,Dr. Anke Iman Bouzenital ,Necmettin Kizilkaya,Ahmad F. Yousif,Aun Hasan Ali ,Christina Sunardi ,Matthew A. MacDonald ,Elliott Bazzano,Sara Ababneh ,Shadaab Rahemtulla,Dr. Sharon Sasson,Tammy Gaber,Tauseef Ahmad Parray
Publsiher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 28 1 Book Excerpt:

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

What Is Islam

What Is Islam
Author: Shahab Ahmed
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 0691178313
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Is Islam Book Excerpt:

A bold new conceptualization of Islam that reflects its contradictions and rich diversity What is Islam? How do we grasp a human and historical phenomenon characterized by such variety and contradiction? What is "Islamic" about Islamic philosophy or Islamic art? Should we speak of Islam or of islams? Should we distinguish the Islamic (the religious) from the Islamicate (the cultural)? Or should we abandon "Islamic" altogether as an analytical term? In What Is Islam?, Shahab Ahmed presents a bold new conceptualization of Islam that challenges dominant understandings grounded in the categories of "religion" and "culture" or those that privilege law and scripture. He argues that these modes of thinking obstruct us from understanding Islam, distorting it, diminishing it, and rendering it incoherent. What Is Islam? formulates a new conceptual language for analyzing Islam. It presents a new paradigm of how Muslims have historically understood divine revelation—one that enables us to understand how and why Muslims through history have embraced values such as exploration, ambiguity, aestheticization, polyvalence, and relativism, as well as practices such as figural art, music, and even wine drinking as Islamic. It also puts forward a new understanding of the historical constitution of Islamic law and its relationship to philosophical ethics and political theory. A book that is certain to provoke debate and significantly alter our understanding of Islam, What Is Islam? reveals how Muslims have historically conceived of and lived with Islam as norms and truths that are at once contradictory yet coherent.

Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority

Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority
Author: Susanne Olsson,Carool Kersten
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-03-23
ISBN: 1317182537
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority Book Excerpt:

Like anywhere else, the present-day Islamic world too is grappling with modernity and postmodernity, secularisation and globalisation. Muslims are raising questions about religious representations and authority. This has given rise to the emergence of alternative Islamic discourses which challenge binary oppositions and dichotomies of orthodoxy and heterodoxy, continuity and change, state and civil society. It also leads to a dispersal of authority, a collapse of existing hierarchical structures and gender roles. This book further argues that the centre of gravity of many of these alternative Islamic discourses is shifting from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' towards the geographical peripheries of the Muslim world and expatriate Muslims in North America and Europe. At the same time, in view of recent seismic shifts in the political constellation of the Middle East, the trends discussed in this book hold important clues for the possible direction of future developments in that volatile part of the Muslim world.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 30 1

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 30 1
Author: Always Rafudeen,Luqman Zakariyah ,Ahmad Eldridge Cleaver,Rafiqul Islam Molla and Md. Mahmudul Allam,Amr Sabet,Yushau Sodiq,David H. Warren,Fatima Seedat,Martin Nguyen,Devin DeWeese,Christina Sunardi,David Johnston,Rachel Woodlock,Elliot Bazzano,Carolyn Baugh,Tauseef Ahmad Parray,Mohammad Saani Ibrahim ,Celine Ayat Lizzio,Jay Willoughby ,Muhammed Haron
Publsiher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 30 1 Book Excerpt:

The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), established in 1984, is a quarterly, double blind peer-reviewed and interdisciplinary journal, published by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and distributed worldwide. The journal showcases a wide variety of scholarly research on all facets of Islam and the Muslim world including subjects such as anthropology, history, philosophy and metaphysics, politics, psychology, religious law, and traditional Islam.

Indonesia s Islamic Revolution

Indonesia s Islamic Revolution
Author: Kevin W. Fogg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 1108487874
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indonesia s Islamic Revolution Book Excerpt:

The decolonization of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, was seen by up to half of the population as a religious struggle. Utilizing a combination of oral history and archival research, Kevin W. Fogg presents a new understanding of the Indonesian revolution and of Islam as a revolutionary ideology.

Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices

Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices
Author: Albertus Bagus Laksana
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1317091248
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices Book Excerpt:

Exploring the distinctive nature and role of local pilgrimage traditions among Muslims and Catholics, Muslim and Catholic Pilgrimage Practices draws particularly on south central Java, Indonesia. In this area, the hybrid local Muslim pilgrimage culture is shaped by traditional Islam, the Javano-Islamic sultanates, and the Javanese culture with its strong Hindu-Buddhist heritage. This region is also home to a vibrant Catholic community whose identity formation has occurred in a way that involves complex engagements with Islam as well as Javanese culture. In this respect, local pilgrimage tradition presents itself as a rich milieu in which these complex engagements have been taking place between Islam, Catholicism, and Javanese culture. Employing a comparative theological and phenomenological analysis, this book reveals the deeper religio-cultural and theological import of pilgrimage practice in the identity formation and interaction among Muslims and Catholics in south central Java. In a wider context, it also sheds light on the larger dynamics of the complex encounter between Islam, Christianity and local cultures.

History of Islam in Indonesia

History of Islam in Indonesia
Author: Carool Kersten
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-01-17
ISBN: 0748681876
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Islam in Indonesia Book Excerpt:

Explores the history of Islam in the largest Muslim nation state in the worldLocated on the eastern periphery of the historical Muslim world, as a political entity Indonesia is barely a century old. Yet with close to a quarter of a billion followers of Islam it is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world. As the greatest political power in Southeast Asia, and a growing player on the world scene, Indonesia presents itself as a bridge country between Asia, the wider Muslim world and the West.In this survey Carool Kersten presents the Islamisation of Indonesia from the first evidence of the acceptance of Islam by indigenous peoples in the late thirteenth century until the present day. He provides comprehensive insight into the different roles played by Islam in Indonesia throughout history, including the importance of Indian Ocean networks for connecting Indonesians with the wider Islamic world, the religions role as a means of resistance and tool for nation building, and postcolonial attempts to forge an aIndonesian Islam.Key FeaturesThe first comprehensive historical survey of the Islamisation of Indonesia from the arrival of Islam in the 13th century until the presentAn interdisciplinary study of the place and role of Islam in IndonesiaAn overview of the religions growing significance in the formation of what is now the largest and most populous Muslim country in the world

The 2018 and 2019 Indonesian Elections

The 2018 and 2019 Indonesian Elections
Author: Leonard C. Sebastian,Alexander R. Arifianto
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1000206300
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 2018 and 2019 Indonesian Elections Book Excerpt:

The 2018/2019 Indonesian elections were among the most divisive elections in Indonesian history, where identity politics and ethno-religious sentiments were prevalent not just during the 2019 presidential election, but also during the 2018 regional executive elections as well. Contributors to this edited volume analysed the dynamics between identity politics, national and local politics and produce findings and insights that will inform prospective readers regarding the future of identity politics and how it may affect Indonesian politics for the intermediate future. This book is an up-to-date study addressing contemporary Indonesian politics that should be read by Indonesian Studies and more broadly Southeast Asian Studies specialists. It is also a useful reference for those studying Electoral Politics, Religion and Politics, and Comparative Politics.

Religious Diversity in Muslim majority States in Southeast Asia

Religious Diversity in Muslim majority States in Southeast Asia
Author: Bernhard Platzdasch,Johan Saravanamuttu
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 431
Release: 2014-08-06
ISBN: 9814519642
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Diversity in Muslim majority States in Southeast Asia Book Excerpt:

"This book fills a gap in authoritative analyses of the causes of inter-religious conflict and the practice of religious toleration. The rise of more overt expressions of Islamic piety and greater bureaucratization of Islam in both Indonesia and Malaysia over several decades have tested the "live and let live" philosophy which used to characterize religious expression in these nations. The analyses in each chapter of the book break new ground with contextualized studies of particular and recent incidents of conflict or harassment in a variety of areas – from urban centres to more remote and, even complex, locations. As these studies show, legislation stands or falls on the ability and determination of local authorities to enforce it. This volume is essential reading for understanding the dynamics of state-religious interaction in Muslim majority nations and the crucial role civil society organizations play in negotiating interfaith toleration." - Emeritus Professor Virginia Hooker FAHA, Department of Political & Social Change College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University "A most welcome contribution to the academic discourse of political Islam in Indonesia and Malaysia! For this volume focuses not on Islamic resurgence as many others have done, but on the impact of Islamic resurgence upon its non-Muslim minority counterparts - Buddhists, Christians, Hindus and also the Syiah Muslims - in the two plural societies, and the varying responses of those minorities, themselves often fragmented, to Islamic resurgence. The rich case studies highlight the changing character of politics in the two countries and their capacities to deal with religious diversity, an aspect of politics often ignored because of the usual concern for economic and political institutional capacities. The juxtaposition of Malaysian and Indonesian cases in a single volume and comparisons of contrasting developments in the two countries, challenges readers not to resort to easy conclusions and overgeneralizations about rising inter-religious tensions, but to give more scholarly attention to this politics-religion diversity nexus." - Emeritus Professor Francis Loh Kok Wah, Department of Political Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia

HAPPINESS AND RELIGIOSITY IN YOUNG INDONESIAN MUSLIMS

HAPPINESS AND RELIGIOSITY IN YOUNG INDONESIAN MUSLIMS
Author: Dr. Yufi Adriani
Publsiher: Horizon Books ( A Division of Ignited Minds Edutech P Ltd)
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 8195096816
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HAPPINESS AND RELIGIOSITY IN YOUNG INDONESIAN MUSLIMS Book Excerpt:

This book is only the first step in exploring the relationship between happiness and religion, especially in Young Indonesian Muslims. The content of this book is based on research that has been conducted during doctoral study at Deakin University, Australia and the study aimed is to elucidate the relationship between happiness and religiosity as experienced and understood by a group of 12 young people studying at a large public Islamic university in Jakarta. Interviews with the participants about their understanding of religion and conceptualization of happiness were analyzed using Giorgi's descriptive phenomenological approach to elucidate the meaning of happiness and religion in young Muslims. The findings show that there were differences in how the participants described their happiness, that a range of factors affected their happiness and influenced their ability to cope with stress. While many of the participants had some of the same ideas about religion and its relationship to happiness that are common in Indonesia in general, religion was not a significant factor in their happiness, nor was it the direct support for them in coping with stress. In this, the study suggests that Indonesia's widespread assumption that religion is the most significant source of resilience and coping may not apply to younger individuals who typically have many more choices than may have been available in the past. Describing and give meaning to Religiosity and Happiness and how that two terms can be connected in some ways is not an easy path. It is long-life learning indeed. However, learning that you can have more of those things is life-changing. Thus, this book will increase your happiness, and it will inspire you a lot. Enjoy!!! Jakarta, Februari 2021 Yufi Adriani

Islamizing Intimacies

Islamizing Intimacies
Author: Nancy J. Smith-Hefner
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN: 0824878116
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamizing Intimacies Book Excerpt:

One of the great transformations presently sweeping the Muslim world involves not just political and economic change but the reshaping of young Muslims’ styles of romance, courtship, and marriage. Nancy J. Smith-Hefner takes up the personal lives and sexual attitudes of educated Muslim Javanese youth in the city of Yogyakarta to explore the dramatic social and ethical changes taking place in Indonesian society. Drawing on more than 250 interviews over a fifteen-year period, her vivid, well-crafted ethnography is full of insights into the real-life struggles of young Muslims and framed by a deep understanding of Indonesia’s wider debates on gender and youth culture. The changes among Muslim youth reflect an ongoing if at times unsteady attempt to balance varied ideals, ethical concerns, and aspirations. On the one hand, growing numbers of young people show a deep and pervasive desire for a more active role in their Islamic faith. On the other, even as they seek a more self-conscious and scripture-based profession of faith, many educated youth aspire to personal relationships similar to those seen among youth elsewhere—a greater measure of informality, openness, and intimacy than was typical for their parents’ and grandparents’ generations. Young women in particular seek freedom for self-expression, employment, and social fulfillment outside of the home. Smith-Hefner pays particular attention to their shifting roles and perspectives because it is young women who have been most dramatically affected by the upheavals transforming this Muslim-majority country. Although deeply personal, the changing aspirations of young Muslims have immense implications for social and public life throughout Indonesia. The fruit of a longitudinal study begun shortly after the fall of the authoritarian New Order government and the return to democracy in 1998–1999, the book reflects Smith-Hefner’s nearly forty years of anthropological engagement with the island of Java and her continuing exploration into what it means to be both “modern” and Muslim. The culture of the new Muslim youth, the author shows, through all its nuances and variations, reflects the inexorable abandonment of traditions and practices deemed incompatible with authentic Islam and an ongoing and profound Islamization of intimacies.

Regulating Religion in Asia

Regulating Religion in Asia
Author: Jaclyn L. Neo,Arif A. Jamal,Daniel P. S. Goh
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN: 1108416179
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regulating Religion in Asia Book Excerpt:

Examines how law regulates religion and explores the influence of world religions on the legal systems in Asia, including how religion responds to such regulations. It looks at underlying norms influencing state regulation of religion, and the challenges emerging from such regulation.

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 36 4

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 36 4
Author: Nazreen S. Bacchus, Alisa M. Perkins, Timothy Daniels,Tammy Gaber, Vernon James Schubel, Omar Anchassi,Andre Gingrich, Bruce B. Lawrence, Shirin Saeidi,Madiha Patel, Pim Valkenberg, Ossama A.S. Abdelgawwad,Tauseef Ahmad Parray, Owais Manzoor Dar, Yamil Avivi
Publsiher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 36 4 Book Excerpt:

The papers in this special issue and the one preceding it have their roots in a panel titled “Ethnography, Misrepresentations of Islam, and Advocacy,” which Timothy Daniels and Maryem Zaman organized for the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

Religious Minorities Islam and the Law

Religious Minorities  Islam and the Law
Author: Al Khanif
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN: 1000168565
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Minorities Islam and the Law Book Excerpt:

This book examines the legal conundrum of reconciling international human rights law in a Muslim majority country and identifies a trajectory for negotiating the protection of religious minorities within Islam. The work explores the history of religious minorities within Islam in Indonesia, which contains the world’s largest Muslim population, as well as the present-day ways by which the government may address issues through reconciling international human rights law and Islamic law. Given the context of multiple sets of religious norms in Indonesia, this is a complicated endeavour. In addition to amending and enacting human rights norms, the government is also negotiating with the long history of Islamisation in Indonesia. Particularly relevant is the practice of customary law, which puts the rights of community over individualism. This practice directly affects the rights of religious minorities within Islam. Readers, especially those conducting research, will also be provided with information and references which are relevant to the field of human rights, especially in relation to religious minorities and international law. The book will be a valuable resource for academics and researchers in the fields of International Human Rights Law, Law and Religion, and Islamic Studies.

Southeast Asian Education in Modern History

Southeast Asian Education in Modern History
Author: Pia Maria Jolliffe,Thomas Richard Bruce
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1351664670
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Southeast Asian Education in Modern History Book Excerpt:

How particular has Southeast Asia’s experience of educational development been, and has this led to an identifiably distinct Southeast Asian approach to the provision of education? Inquiry into these questions has significant consequences for our understanding of the current state of education in Southeast Asia and the challenges it has inherited. This book contributes to a better understanding of the experience of educational development in Southeast Asia by presenting a collection of micro-historical studies on the subject of education, policy and practice in the region from the emergence of modern education to the end of the twentieth century. The chapters fathom the extent to which contest over educational content in schools has occurred and establish the socio-cultural, political and economic bases upon which these contestations have taken place and the ways in which those forces have played out in the classrooms. In doing so, the book conveys a sense of the extent to which modern forms of education have been both facilitated and shaped by the region’s specific configurations; its unique demographic, religious, social, environmental, economic and political context. Conversely, they also provide examples of the sorts of obstacles that have prevented education making as full an impact on the region’s recent 'modern' transformation as might have been hoped or expected. This book will be of interest to academics in the field of Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Studies, education, nationalism, and history.

Islam Peace and Social Justice

Islam  Peace and Social Justice
Author: A Christian van Gorder
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN: 0227902009
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Peace and Social Justice Book Excerpt:

Islam, Peace and Social Justice examines the ways in which Islamic cultures have dealt with issues of social justice historically and culturally. With unwavering objectivity, the author helps readers of any faith to gain a nuanced and accurate understanding of the challenges that we face in contemporary multifaith engagements. Dr van Gorder offers a comprehensive and sympathetic Christian insight into Islam. The contentious issues of social justice that are encountered in this broad, yet intricate, studyinclude the concept of Jihad, poverty, political oppression, human rights, genocide, racism, sexual injustice, homophobia, and environmental degradation. The challenges are real and the problems are vast; partnerships and solutions must be found - peopleof faith, Muslim, Jewish and Christian, must find ways to work together to address these shared challenges. This work exposes misrepresentations and stereotypes about Islamic views of social justice that abound in Europe and North America. The author encourages a deeper appreciation of how themes of social justice resound through Islamic texts and have been expressed both in the contemporary and historical life of various and diverse Islamic communities worldwide.

Islam in Indonesia

Islam in Indonesia
Author: Jajat Burhanudin,Kees van Dijk
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2013-01-31
ISBN: 9089644237
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in Indonesia Book Excerpt:

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.