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Author Hooker, M. B.

Title Indonesian Islam : social change through contemporary fatāwā / M.B. Hooker
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Asian Studies Association of Australia in association with Allen & Unwin, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  297.2709598 Hoo/Iis 2003  AVAILABLE
Description x, 310 pages ; 22 cm
Series Southeast Asia publications series
Southeast Asia publications series.
Contents Introduction: Twentieth-century Islamic reform: contexts for the Indonesian fatawa -- 1. Knowing Islam: method, doctrine and representation -- 2. The individual and religious duty -- 3. Women: status and obligation -- 4. Is God still the creator? Islam and medical science -- 5. Offences against religion -- Epilogue: Issues for an Indonesian Islam
Summary "Professor M. B. Hooker looks at how modern Indonesian Islamic thinking has responded to changes in social and cultural practices in this timely book. In particular he examines how authorities have ruled on such basic issues as purity and representation of doctrine, religious obligations, status and capacity of women, Islam and medical science, and offences against religion." "Hooker's research has been drawn from around 2000 fatawa - formal opinion on points of law or dogma - collected from Indonesia between 1920 and 1990. The authority of the fatwa is independent of the state and is uncontaminated by European intellectual imperialism. It thus gives us a pure response to difficult issues from within Islamic thought, and is essential to how we understand Islam at this particular place and time."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 285-294
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Notes Donation. ANU COOP 20120212 Brissenden collection, ANU Library
Signed by author 1 copy. ANU
Subject Islam -- Social aspects -- Indonesia.
Islam -- Indonesia -- History.
Religion and state -- Indonesia.
Islam and state -- Indonesia.
Islam -- Indonesia.
Fatwas -- Social aspects -- Indonesia.
Indonesia -- Religion.
Genre/Form Fatwas.
Author Asian Studies Association of Australia.
LC no. 2003043445
ISBN 1741140862 :
Other Titles Social change through contemporary fatawa