Mosques and Imams

Everyday Islam in Eastern Indonesia

Edited by Kathryn Robinson

Mosques and Imams

Edited by Kathryn Robinson

Distributed for National University of Singapore Press

288 pages | 15 haltones, 2 maps, 1 table | 6 x 9
Paper $36.00 ISBN: 9789813251205 Will Publish November 2020 For sale in North and South America and China only
Islam has long been part of the fabric of life in eastern Indonesia, with the early fifteenth-century Masjid Tua Wapauwe in Northern Maluku arguably the oldest mosque in Indonesia. Mosques and Imams offers a rich introduction to the myriad ways of being Muslim across this diverse archipelago, from Sulawesi to Maluku and Nusa Tenggara Timor, as seen through the role of imams and the institution of the local mosque. The book is unique not only in its geographic coverage, but also in the way it takes as an organizing principle the individuals and institutions that embody Islam in local communities. The contributions in this volume complement and contribute to broader discussions of contemporary issues in Islam and other contemporary religions, including migration, proselytisation, networks, and changing models of religious authority.
 
Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
A Note on Non-English Words
Introduction
1. Lebe and Sultan: Serving the Mosque and Sustaining Royal Authority
2. Mediating Religious and Cultural Disputes: Imam Desa and Conflict Resolution in Rural Indonesia
3. Shariaisation, Wedding Rituals and the Role of Imams in South Sulawesi
4. A Bugis Imam Masjid: An Authoritative Voice in a Changing World
5. The Reproduction of Imams and Their Changing Roles within the Contemporary Muslim Community in Wajo, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
6. Negotiating a Space in the Mosque: Women Claiming Religious Authority
7. Mosques and their Communities in Northern Ambon, Maluku: Exploring Local Traditions as Islamic Practice in Indonesia
8. Haji Badar Daeng Pawero: A Bugis Imam and His Roles in Maintaining Islamic Law and Bugis Adat in Kupang
9. Being Muslim in Eastern Indonesia: Contemporary Patterns of Islamic Practice
Glossary
List of Contributors
Index
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