TITLE

CURRENT ISSUES IN INDONESIAN ISLAM: ANALYSING THE 2005 COUNCIL OF INDONESIAN ULAMA FATWA NO. 7 OPPOSING PLURALISM, LIBERALISM AND SECULARISM

AUTHOR(S)
GILLESPIE, PIERS
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Islamic Studies;May2007, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p202
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the fatwa on pluralism, secularism and liberalism released by the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to demarcate a role more aligned with the umma, after the fall of President Suharto in 1998 and the societal changes that ensued. It analyzes the conservative thinking underpinning the fatwa. The controversy surrounding the fatwa highlighted not only the wider debates about the kind of society Indonesia should become, but also the different exegetical interpretations existing within Indonesian Islam.
ACCESSION #
45280216

 

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