May 19, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Islam

Travels in West Timor

SIMON ANDREWARTHA discovers a quiet invasion by outsiders, even in the remotest villages.

No nightmares in Aceh

Acehnese have no word for nightmare, but the trauma of the conflict years is nightly visited upon many survivors through their dreams.

Inside the Laskar Jihad

An interview with the leader of a new, radical and militant sect

Radical or reformist?

How Islamic will the new movements make Indonesia?

Laskar Jihad

A spiritual home for the lost, this militant sect is used by dangerous elites for their own ends

Preaching fundamentalism

The public teachings of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir

My pesantren, Darur Ridwan

Life in an East Javanese Islamic boarding school

Reconciling NU and the PKI

An Interview with Pak Imam Aziz, Program Coordinator, Syarikat

Reforming pesantren

While reform of Islamic education is necessary, secularisation is not

Running for office

A Christian candidate for a Muslim party in North Maluku

Women and syariah in Aceh

Aceh’s women find themselves between an armed conflict and Islamic law

Opponents of Islamic Law

Diverse responses to proponents of Islamic law indicate democracy is healthy in South Sulawesi

Islam and democracy cannot meet

Irfan Awwas sets out his vision for Islamic law in Indonesia

Titiek and the bearded pig

In 2003 Titiek went on a pig-hunting trip with a difference

Uniform jilbab

The Islamic headscarf is now compulsory in many high schools

Polygamy and chickens

This man’s message is simple — four wives are better for business than one

Accusations of blasphemy

Are recent fatwa evidence that moderate Islam is a myth?

A double life

Ki Ageng Balak: a friend for those in trouble with the law.

A conservative turn

Liberal Islamic groups have prompted a backlash.

Religion on trial

Woman who claims to speak to angel Gabriel tests ‘constitutional rights’.

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