By R. Lukens-Bull
In line with huge ethnographic examine, this booklet examines how the Islamic group in Java, Indonesia, is actively negotiating either modernity and culture within the contexts of nation-building, globalization, and a intended conflict of civilizations. The pesantren neighborhood, so-called since it is founded round an academic establishment known as the pesantren, makes use of schooling as a relevant enviornment for facing globalization and the development and upkeep of an Indonesian Islamic id. even though, the community's efforts to combat with those matters expand past schooling into the general public sphere generally and particularly within the sector of management and politics. The case fabric is used to appreciate Muslim techniques and responses to civilizational touch and clash. students, informed readers, and complex undergraduates attracted to Islam, spiritual schooling, the development of non secular identification within the context of nationwide politics, and globalization will locate this paintings beneficial.
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Extra resources for A Peaceful Jihad: Negotiating Identity and Modernity in Muslim Java (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion)
Will it continue to be exclusively religious and create ulama? Or will it be mostly secular, with enough religious training to create a religious and moral workforce? This is the core of the discourse about pesantren education. The process of negotiating modernity and tradition in this community starts with education and so shall this volume. In the next chapter, the book turns to a discussion of how the leadership of one school, which also serves as an important pilgrimage site, have structured 24 A PEACEFUL JIHAD the physical landscape of that school to model what they see as the right kind of relationship between modernity and tradition.
The student related how while he was praying and doing zikir (chant, lit. remembrance of God), a man came to him and showed him where a tasbih was hidden, but because he did not know the kyai was looking for it, he did not get it or mention the incident. Because it encompasses secular education, traditional pesantren education, and a pilgrimage site, Tebu Ireng has been for many Classicalist Muslims in Indonesia a model for how to engage modernity and the state. However, it is a contested model, both within the Tebu Ireng community as well as in the wider pesantren community.
Tebu Ireng was founded in response to negative effects of the Cukir sugar factory on the morals of the people; the area around the sugar factory was well known for drunkenness, prostitution, and gambling. After a few years of trying to run a pesantren in such an environment, he realized that before a pesantren could succeed, the trust of the community had to be won. , a horse and buggy to run transport services). Out of gratitude, many people accepted Hasyim Asyari’s invitation to join in prayers and religious instruction.
A Peaceful Jihad: Negotiating Identity and Modernity in Muslim Java (Contemporary Anthropology of Religion) by R. Lukens-Bull