This research is interested in exploring the seeds of the Sunni political thought during the era of Islamic kingdom in Indonesia. Many have argued that the Islam that has finally prevailed in the country is a Sunni Islam. Accepting this proposition would mean that the political ideals that the early Muslim kings in the land adopted are necessarily Sunni. The forms and contents of these ideals will be the task of this paper to discover. The paper however argues that whatever form the ideals have taken, the Indonesian version of Sunni politics has most likely been developed around power. In other words, the ulama and the princes are two sides of the same coin. While the ulama need the support of the princes to disseminate the Sunni doctrine, the later needs the support of the former for the legitimacy of his authority. The paper hence maintains that there has been no any form of separation between religion and politics in the early history of Indonesian Islam.
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Muhammad Iqbal, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara
Iqbal, Muhammad. “Akar Tradisi Politik Sunni Di Indonesia Pada Masa Kerajaan Islam Di Nusantara”. ISLAMICA: Jurnal Studi Keislaman 6, no. 1 (September 1, 2011): 51-65. Accessed December 2, 2020. http://islamica.uinsby.ac.id/index.php/islamica/article/view/120.
ISLAMICA: Jurnal Studi Keislaman Pascasarjana Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Ampel Surabaya (Postgraduate Studies, Sunan Ampel State Islamic University) Jl. A. Yani 117 Surabaya 60237 East Java Indonesia.