Intellectual Attitudes Toward Islam Nusantara and Their Religious Ideas

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Cut Linda Marheni

Abstract

Secondary literature examines the legitimacy of Islam Nusantara, taking into account Islamic legal maxims and institutional rejection, often stemming from religious reasons. This research aims to comprehend participants’ attitudes towards Islam Nusantara (IN) and their religious justifications, including their understanding of religious authority and the application of Islamic Law. This is crucial for elucidating the primary factors behind varying IN attitudes, whether driven by religious considerations or other factors. We argue that religious differences are not the primary determinants of IN attitudes, as evidenced by participants’ discussions regarding religious authority and the application of Islamic Law. While a minority of conservative participants endorse the formalization of Sharia based on textual religious authority, the majority, including some who express reservations about IN, perceive Sharia as a set of values. They advocate for contextual interpretations that align with IN’s values but stop short of full endorsement. In a broader context, this study uncovers the intricate interplay between religious ideas and socio-political attitudes within diverse Muslim groups. It enhances our understanding of the dynamic relationship between religion, society, and diverse interpretations.

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Marheni, Cut Linda. “Intellectual Attitudes Toward Islam Nusantara and Their Religious Ideas”. Islamica: Jurnal Studi Keislaman 18, no. 1 (September 1, 2023): 75-98. Accessed June 21, 2024. https://islamica.uinsby.ac.id/index.php/islamica/article/view/1033.
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