Ordering what is right, forbidding what is wrong: Two faces of Hadhrami dakwah in contemporary Indonesia

Mark Woodward, Inayah Rohmaniyah, Ali Amin, Samsul Ma'arif, Diana Murtaugh Coleman, Muhammad Sani Umar

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with two faces of Hadhrami dakwah in post-New Order Indonesia. One is that of Habib Syech bin Abulkadir Assegaf (Habib Syech) who promotes traditional Sufi piety and opposes religious and political violence. The other is that of Al-Habib Muhammad Rizieq bin Hussein Syihab (Habib Rjzieq), one of the founders of Front Pembela Islam (Islamic Defenders Front, FPI). He is known as much for his politics as for his piety. Both are examples of the new institutional and ritual forms that Sufism takes and the increasing significance of Hadhrami sayyid in post-New Order Indonesia. They lead social movements located in new, primarily urban, social spaces. As is true of many religiously inspired social movements they draw on and seek to amplify emotions. Habib Syech stresses love and compassion; Habib Rizqeq, fear and hatred.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-146
Number of pages42
JournalRIMA: Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs
Volume46
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

Keywords

  • Front Pembela Islam
  • Habib Rizieq
  • Habib Syech
  • Hadhrami sayyid
  • Indonesian Sufism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations

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