A Peaceful Jihad: Negotiating Identity and Modernity in Muslim Java
Based on extensive ethnographic research, this book examines how the Islamic community in Java, Indonesia, is actively negotiating both modernity and tradition in the contexts of nation-building, globalisation, and a supposed clash of civilizations. The pesantren community, so-called because it is centered around an educational institution called the pesantren, uses education as a central arena for dealing with globalization and the construction and maintenance of an Indonesian Islamic identity. However, the community's efforts to wrestle with these issues extend beyond education into the public sphere in general and specifically in the area of leadership and politics. The case material is used to understand Muslim strategies and responses to civilizational contact and conflict. Scholars, educated readers, and advanced undergraduates interested in Islam, religious education, the construction of religious identity in the context of national politics and globalization will find this work useful.
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Chapter 1 Negotiating Tradition Modernity and Identity
Chapter 2 The House that Change Built
Using Education to Negotiate Change
Chapter 4 Beyond Education
Negotiating Leadership and Community Identity
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Abdurrahman Wahid ahlus sunna waljamaah Al-Fulan Al-Hikam Allah Arabic argued ASWAJA barakah basic claim Classical Islam classical texts Classicalist Muslim concerned contested culture curriculum debates defined Dhofier discourse East Java fikih founder Further Geertz globalization grave Gus Dur Gus Isyom hadith halqa Hasyim Asyari Hasyim Muzadi hence identity Indonesian Islamic institutions Islamic community Islamic world jamaah Javanese kiblat kitab kuning kyai kyai leadership kyai’s kyainess Laskar Jihad leaders madhab madrasah Malang manakib modern pesantren modernity and tradition moral mosque Muhammadiyah Muslims mysticism Nafik ngaji pesantren community pesantren education pesantren world political pondok practice prayers presidency Prophet Qur’an re)invented Reformists relationship religion religious education role salaf salaf pesantren santri scholars secular Sekolah Shafi’i shariah social Sufi Sufism suggests Suharto Sunan Syehk Abdurrahman tahlilan teacher teaching Tebu Ireng traditional pesantren ulama ustadh values Wahid Hasyim Wali Songo Yusuf Hasyim ziarah