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Fatwa in Indonesia: An Analysis of Dominant Legal Ideas and Mode of Thought of Fatwa-Making Agencies and Their Implications in the Post-New Order Period
by Pradana Boy
Amsterdam University Press, 2017
eISBN: 978-90-485-3162-2 | Cloth: 978-94-6298-185-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This book looks at fatwa in Indonesia during the period following the fall of President Suharto. It takes a close look at three fatwa-making agencies—Majelis Ulama Indonesia, Lajnah Bahth al-Masail Nahdlatul Ulama, and Majelis Tarjih Muhammadiyah—all of which are highly influential in shaping religious thought and the lives of Muslims in Indonesia. Rather than look at all the fatwa that have emerged in the period, Pradana Boy ZTF looks solely at those that have strong repercussions for intra-community relations and the development of Indonesian Muslims more generally, including fatwa pertaining to sectarianism, pluralism, secularism, and liberalism.

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