Leiden studies in Islam and society ; v. 3.
This book examines the relationship between the state implementation of Sharia and diverse lived realities of everyday Islam in contemporary Aceh, Indonesia. With chapters covering topics ranging from NGOs and diaspora politics to female ulama and punk rockers, the volume opens new perspectives on the complexity of Muslim discourse and practice in a society that has experienced tremendous changes since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. These detailed accounts of and critical reflections on how different groups in Acehnese society negotiate their experiences and understandings of Islam highlight the complexity of the ways in which the state is both a formative and a limited force with regard to religious and social transformation.
"Most chapters are adaptations of papers presented at the international conference 'Islam in Contemporary Aceh: Reconfigurations of Ritual, Doctrine, Community and Authority' which was held in Leiden in September 2011"--Page x.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
State shari'a and its limits / R. Michael Feener Hikmah and narratives of change : how different temporalities shape the present and the future in post-tsunami Aceh / Annemarie Samuels Sinning and ethical improvement in contemporary Aceh / David Kloos Women's rights activists and the drafting process of the Islamic criminal law code (qanun jinayat) / Kristina Großmann Local women's NGOs and the reform of Islamic law in Aceh : the case of mispi / Dina Afrianty Teungku inong dayah : female religious leaders in contemporary Aceh / Eka Srimulyani Muslim punks and state shari'a / Reza Idria Practices and perceptions of shari'a reinforcement in Banda Aceh : the wilayatul hisbah and local communities / Benjamin Otto and Jan Michiel Otto "That is Jakarta's project" : views from the Acehnese diaspora on shari'a, self-determination and political conspiracy / Antje Missbach.