The Sacred Geography of an Indonesian Islamic Modernity

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The Sacred Geography of an Indonesian Islamic Modernity

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: The Sacred Geography of an Indonesian Islamic Modernity
Author: Lukens-Bull, R.A.
Journal Title: ISIM Newsletter
Issue: 1
Volume: 3
Start Page: 14
End Page: 14
Pages: 1
Publisher: ISIM, Leiden
Issue Date: 1999
Keywords: Indonesia
Abstract: In the centre of Tebu Ireng, Indonesia's most famous Islamic boarding school, is a mosque-graveyard complex which includes the grave of Hashim Ashari, the founder of Tebu Ireng who is remembered and revered as both a Sufi master and an Indonesian national hero. Around this physical and spiritual centre, a number of new spaces (schools, a telecommunications office, computer labs, and banks) have emerged. It is argued here that the very landscape of Tebu Ireng spatializes the kinds of relationships that the school's leaders argue that Muslims should have with the State, secular science, and the global market place.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/17318
 

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