Islamism in Madura: from religious symbolism and authoritarianism

A'la, Abd and Zamzami, Mukhammad and Udin, Nur Hidayat Wakhid and Aniq, Ahmad Fathan (2018) Islamism in Madura: from religious symbolism and authoritarianism. JIIS Journal of Indoneian Islam, 12 (2): 2. pp. 159-194. ISSN 1978-6301; 2355-6994

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The article scrutinizes the role and action of a number of Muslim organizations established by some prominent kiais in Pamekasan Madura, namely Badan Silaturrahmi Ulama Pesantren Madura (BASSRA/The Board of Madurese Pesantren Ulama),liansi Ulama Madura (AUMA/The Alliance of Madurese Ulama), and Forum Kiai Muda (FKM/The Forum of Young Kiais). These orga­ni­za­tions, on the basis of their religious thoughts and movements, have been able to massively mobilize and organize their followers while at the same time create a multi-layered sectarianism. The sectarianism promulgated by these organizations seems to disrespectfully neglect nterreligious and interethnic relations which rest within heteroge­neous reality of the Madurese society. Consequently, the domination of the religious elites seems to “lock” the freedom of thought in religion. This article argues that Islamism in Pamekasan—as a variant of Islam in response to the global phenomena on religious fundamen­talism—has uniquely focused on what so-called “nationalization of Islam”. It implies that the Islamist groups in Pamekasan attempt to mobilize their followers, on behalf of Islam, in order to not only establish an Islamic state but also to renovate Indonesia

Item Type: Article
A'la, Abd
Zamzami, Mukhammad
Udin, Nur Hidayat Wakhid
Aniq, Ahmad Fathan
Uncontrolled Keywords: Madura; Islamism; the Madurese society; kiai
Subjects: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220403 Islamic Studies
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Divisions: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora > Sejarah Peradaban Islam
Depositing User: Ummi Rodliyah
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2021 05:10
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 20:20

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