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Religious Piety and Political Engagement: Understanding Sufi Order as a New Social Movement

Posted by lmakhasin on June 8th, 2012 under Islam and Politics • Comments Off on Religious Piety and Political Engagement: Understanding Sufi Order as a New Social Movement

This paper is part of my research project entitled “The Politics of Contending Piety: Sufism and Islamic Identity in Indonesia” focusing on the Naqshbandi-Haqqani Sufi order. It deals mainly with Islamic spirituality and the Sufi movement, which can be considered as both a religious and political movement. This paper argues that in its efforts in […]

RESOLUSI JIHAD DAN REVOLUSI INDONESIA: Radikalisasi Kaum Muda dan Progresivitas Kaum Tua di Kalangan NU

Posted by lmakhasin on June 8th, 2012 under Islam and Politics • Comments Off on RESOLUSI JIHAD DAN REVOLUSI INDONESIA: Radikalisasi Kaum Muda dan Progresivitas Kaum Tua di Kalangan NU

Dalam karyanya tentang revolusi Indonesia yang telah menjadi klasik, dua Indonesianis Amerika, George McTurnan Kahin dan Ben Anderson punya pandangan yang berbeda – jika tidak mau dikatakan bertentangan – tentang aktor utama yang menggerakkan revolusi itu. Kahin (1952) berpandangan bahwa kaum tua revolusioner seperti Soekarno, Hatta, Sjahrir, Mohammad Natsir, Mohammad Yamin lah yang menjadi aktor […]

ISLAM TRANSNASIONAL DI INDONESIA (Negosiasi dan Formasi Identitas Keagamaan Baru)

Posted by lmakhasin on June 8th, 2012 under Islam and Politics • Comments Off on ISLAM TRANSNASIONAL DI INDONESIA (Negosiasi dan Formasi Identitas Keagamaan Baru)

          Umat Islam di Indonesia sejak lama dikenal karena keterbukaannya untuk menerima transmisi berbagai gagasan/pemikiran baru yang berkembang di dunia Islam yang lain dan sikap adaptif serta toleransinya untuk hidup dengan penganut paham yang berbeda-beda itu. Bahkan dua organisasi Islam terbesar di Indonesia bisa dikatakan lahir dan berkembang dari hasil pergulatan dan respon […]

“TRUE ISLAM”, APOSTATE LEADER AND ISLAMIC RADICALISM: The Emergence of Laskar Jihad in Indonesia

Posted by lmakhasin on June 8th, 2012 under Islam and Politics • Comments Off on “TRUE ISLAM”, APOSTATE LEADER AND ISLAMIC RADICALISM: The Emergence of Laskar Jihad in Indonesia

Luthfi Makhasin (luthfi.makhasin@anu.edu.au)   Soon after the Prophet Muhammad passed away, the Islamic community in Madina fell into dispute. The main if not the only cause was political rather than religious one about who the Prophet’s successor would be. Fortunately, an open conflict did not emerge as both communities agreed to choose Abu Bakar As-Siddiq […]