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Fatwa in Indonesia

An Analysis of Dominant Legal Ideas and Mode of Thought of Fatwa-Making Agencies and Their Implications in the Post-New Order Period

Pradana Pradana Boy ZTF

316 pages
Amsterdam University Press
This book looks at fatwa in Indonesia during the period following the fall of President Suharto. It is an in-depth exploration of three fatwa-making agencies-Majelis Ulama Indonesia, Lajnah Bahth al-Masail Nahdlatul Ulama, and Majelis Tarjih Muhammadiyah-all of which are highly influential in shaping religious thought and the lives of Muslims in Indonesia. Rather than look at all the fatwa that have emerged in the period, Pradana Boy ZTF focuses on those that have strong repercussions for intra-community relations and the development of Indonesian Muslims more generally, including fatwa pertaining to sectarianism, pluralism, secularism and liberalism.
Author Bio
Pradana Boy ZTF is a lecturer in Islamic Law, University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia. Trained as an Islamic legal scholar at Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Muhammadiyah Malang. His master in contemporary Islamic thought and movements is obtained from Australian National University (2007). Ph.D in Islamic legal thought is completed at National University of Singapore (2015).