Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Islamic Law

Ramadan in the time of COVID-19

Muhammadiyah’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic combines Salafi legal reasoning with medical pragmatism

More than a fanclub

Islamic State's growing Indonesian support base poses a serious long-term threat

Supporting syariah, advancing women

The life and work of an Islamic teacher in Aceh shows that the struggle for gender equality is about much more than syariah.

Inside the Laskar Jihad

From the Archives Greg Fealy (ii65: Jan-Mar 2001) interviews the leader of a new, radical and militant sect

Not just a piece of paper

The state’s requirements for marriage registration disadvantage poor rural women

Patrolling sexuality

The authorities and the media promote vigilantism in Aceh

Writing for God

Piety and consumption in popular Islam

A different kind of party

PKS gets serious about recruitment in Malang

Modelling syariah in Aceh

A conference in Banda Aceh reveals divergent opinions about what model of Islamic law Aceh should adopt

This woman wants polygamy

But her husband won’t come to the party.

Aa Gym

The rise, fall, and re-branding of a celebrity preacher

Starting early

New programs of compulsory religious education for Muslim children in West Sumatra have received little publicity outside that province. Is this a new phase in the Islamisation of Indonesia?

Who is calling for Islamic Law?

The struggle to implement Islamic Law in South Sulawesi

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

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