Disusun Oleh: Mohamad Abdun Nasir ABSTRACT This study examines interreligious marriage from a legal perspective and analyses the historical and empirical evidence for it from the eastern Indonesian island of Lombok. It situates interfaith marriage at the centre of a discursive battle between religion, law, and custom (adat) and as a locus of contestation and negotiation between state, community, and...
Disusun Oleh: Mohamad Abdun Nasir ABSTRACT This article examines the fatāwā issued by the Council of Indonesian ʿulamāʾ (Majelis Ulama Indonesia; MUI) regarding democracy, pluralism and religious minorities and explores their socio-historical contexts. The MUI emerges as having an ambiguous attitude towards democracy. The 1998 reform in Indonesia offered a backdrop that encouraged the MUI to be more independent from the state. This enabled...
Disusun Oleh: Mohamad Abdun Nasir ABSTRACT Slametan, referring to a broad communal prayer, feast, and food-offering to commemorate or celebrate critical live cycles, such as birth, marriage, and death, constitutes an essential ritual for Javanese Muslims. Despite growing Islamization, in which this ritual is often renamed as tahlilan, elements of local beliefs in it remain. This study aims to re-examine...
Disusun Oleh: Mohamad Abdun Nasir, Heru Sunardi ABSTRACT Male repudiation (cerai talak) at religious courts reveals important changes in contemporary practice of Islamic law in Indonesia. This paper addresses two salient features of repudiation, namely judicialization and limitation. Based on empirical studies at the religious courts in Lombok, this study gathered the data on repudiation through observation, interview and documentation....