UIII Library Institutional Repositories

KERSTEN, CAROOL (2015) Islam in Indonesia : The Contest for Society, Ideas and Values. Oxford University Press. ISBN : 9780190247775

[thumbnail of Islam in Indonesia The Contest for Society, Ideas and Values by Carool Kersten (z-lib.org).pdf] Text
Islam in Indonesia The Contest for Society, Ideas and Values by Carool Kersten (z-lib.org).pdf
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (2MB) | Request a copy

Abstract

In July 2005, the Council of Indonesian Islamic Scholars (Majelis
Ulama Indonesia, MUI) issued a fatwa, or religious opinion, in which they categorically condemned the notions of pluralism, liberalism and secularism as running counter to the teachings of Islam when it comes to doctrine and acts of worship (‘ibadat).1 In terms of human interactions (mu‘amalat), the fatwa was more ambiguous: stating that whereas in a society with a plurality of religions the Muslim community may assume an inclusivist attitude, they should only interact with non-Muslims to the extent of not inflicting mutual harm.2 Islamist movements across the Indonesian political spectrum, from the vigilantes of the Islamic Defenders Front (Front Pembela Islam, FPI) to the more intellectual Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI), regarded the fatwa as a vindication of their agendas for turning Indonesia into an Islamic state. Less than a year later, a number of prominent Muslim intellectuals defied MUI and its sympathizers by joining a broad coalition of pro-democracy activists.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email lib@uiii.ac.id
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 08:39
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 08:39
URI: http://repositories.uiii.ac.id/id/eprint/55

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item