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Title:
Indonesian syariah : defining a national school of Islamic law
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Publication Information:
Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2008
Physical Description:
xxiv, 343 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN:
9789812308016

9789812308023
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The creation of a national school of Islamic law in Indonesia has been on the legal agenda for the past fifty years. This book is a summary of what has been achieved. The material shows us a complex range of references for syariah. These include the formal structures of a 'new fiqh', philosophies of law, transmissions of syariah through tertiary curricula and the Friday sermon in mosques, a bureaucratic form for conducting the Hajj, and contemporary debates on syariah values as expressions of public morality. Together these references indicate just how elusive the meaning of syariah has become in contemporary Indonesia.