"Islam" tag

Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

Round Table Conference Indonesia Nederland Society The Hague, Senate Building, 25 June 2014 When I was contemplating which thoughts I would like to share with you today, I posed myself the hypothetical question…

Islamic Education

Indonesia has a huge number of Islamic schools that operate beyond the direct jurisdiction of the Department of National Education (Departemen Pendidikan Nasional). Many of them are traditional, independent, community schools supported and…

Tuhan vs Allah

The word Tuhan is the original Indonesian word with the original meaning ‘Lord’ which nowadays is still preserved in the word tuan ‘Sir’. The Arabic loanword Allah is used precisely the same way…

Ramadhan—The Holiest Month For Muslims

By most counts almost 90% of Indonesians are Muslims. This adds up to over 200 million people making Indonesia the largest Muslim country in the world. Probably the most important religious event for…

Idul Fitri – Celebrating The End of The Fast

The Indonesian average families observe the Muslim Fast and celebrates its end by returning to their home village at Idul Fitri. There are a number of words that are not so frequent in…

Lebaran: Bukan Lébaran atau Leburan

Sebentar lagi seluruh umat Islam di dunia akan merayakan hari raya Idul Fitri atau Lebaran sebagai hari raya kemenangan setelah berpuasa sebulan penuh. Sebagian besar penduduk Indonesia beragama Islam. Jadi, hari raya yang…

Wudu

Most Indonesians are Muslims. Many follow the orthodox requirement to pray to God five times a day. Before praying you must prepare yourself physically and mentally. The physical preparation involves carefully washing your…

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