Islam Pribumi. The Islam of the Natives, its “Arabisation“ and Arab Diaspora Communities in Indonesia

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Resource Type
Text
Creator
  • Slama, Martin (Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Collective Title
  • ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
    1(1)
Publication Date
2008
Publication Place
Wien
Contributor
  • SEAS – Gesellschaft für Südostasienwissenschaften / Society for South-East Asian Studies (Editor)
Language
German
Description
  • Abstract

    Young intellectuals close to Indonesia’s biggest Islamic organisation, the Nahdlatul Ulama, are advocating an “Islam of the natives” (Islam Pribumi) which has developed in Indonesia over the past centuries and differs from Islam as it is practiced in the Arab world in many ways. This self- confident discourse emphasises Indonesian cultural and religious practice and distances itself from “Arab” traditions perceived as foreign. The article explores this discourse in the light of the role Indonesians of Arab descent play as leading figures in radical Islamic organisations, which, according to the young intellectuals of the Nahdlatul Ulama, carry out an “Arabisation” of Indonesia. The article investigates this thesis of an Arabisation by analysing the position of the Arab community in the wider Indonesian society.
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  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-253X (Online) (Text)
  • Is part of
    ISSN: 1999-2521 (Print) (Text)
  • Is identical to
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-1.1-2 (Text)

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