FEMALE RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY, RELIGIOUS MINORITY AND THE AHMADIYYA: The Activism of Sinta Nuriyah Wahid

Journal of Indonesian Islam. 2015;9(1):1-24 DOI 10.15642/JIIS.2015.9.1.1-24

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Indonesian Islam

ISSN: 1978-6301 (Print); 2355-6994 (Online)

Publisher: State Islamic University (UIN) of Sunan Ampel Surabaya

Society/Institution: State Islamic University (UIN) of Sunan Ampel Surabaya

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Islam. Bahai Faith. Theosophy, etc.

Country of publisher: Indonesia

Language of fulltext: Arabic, English

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AUTHORS

Asfa Widiyanto (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Salatiga)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

<p>In the present-day Indonesia, cases of discrimination and violence towards minorities are still prevailing. A number of Indonesian personages who play a strong role in defending minorities have been observed, most particularly Muslim minority groups such as the Shi’ism and the Ahmadiyya. One of these personages: Sinta Nuriyah Wahid (b. 1948). One may say that Sinta is a female Muslim scholar-activist who is rooted in tradition­nalist Islam, and accordingly is considered a figure of authority in speaking in the name of Islam. This article is dealing with the role and authority of this female scholar-activist in promoting the rights of the Ahmadiyya in contemporary Indonesia. The <em>first</em> concern of this paper is dealing with Sinta’s roles in protecting the Ahmadiyya in Indonesia. The <em>second </em>concern is dealing with the ways in which Sinta and her ideas on protecting the Ahmadiyya wield authority on present-day Indonesian Muslims.</p>