The local construction of religious blasphemy in East Java

Huda, M. Syamsul (2019) The local construction of religious blasphemy in East Java. JIIS - Journal of Indonesian Islam, 13 (1). pp. 69-114. ISSN 2365-6994

[thumbnail of M. Syamsul Huda_The local construction of religious blasphemy in east java.pdf] Text
M. Syamsul Huda_The local construction of religious blasphemy in east java.pdf

Download (452kB)


The blasphemy case of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, known as Ahok, who is a Christian and was Jakarta’s non-Muslim governor, has sparked different reactions among Muslim groups in Indonesia. Reactions of Muslim groups of different persuasion in East Java will be highlighted in this article. Two theological constructions emerged out of this case, namely textual-normative and moderate-substantive construc¬tions. This article aims to identify theological construction and social actions as normative propositions and actions of Muslim groups in East Java. To comprehend the concepts and responses through the article, several leaders of the Muslim roups such as FPI (Front Pembela Islam), HTI (Hizb al-Tahrir Indonesia), FUI (Forum Umat Islam), MMI (Majlis Mujahidin Indonesia), Al-Irsyad, FS-LDK (Forum Studi Lembaga Dakwah Kampus), NU (Nahdlatul Ulama) and Muhammadiyah were interviewed. The article finds that moderate and rational theological concept of blasphemy is coined by major Muslim groups especially NU and Muhammadiyah which prioritize greater national interest, whereas other Muslim roups, especially those with literal interpretation, promote political identity vis-à-vis other religious groups.

Item Type: Article
Huda, M. Syamsul
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blasphemy; religious construction; theology
Subjects: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies > 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Fakultas Ushuluddin dan Filsafat > Prodi Aqidah dan Filsafat Islam
Depositing User: Abdun Nashir
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2021 08:17
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 08:17

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item