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William C. Chittick

in The Heart of Islamic Philosophy: The Quest for Self-Knowledge in the Teachings of Afdal al-Din Kashani

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139136
eISBN:
9780199834075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139135.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Bâbâ Afdal drew inspiration both from Greek writings in Arabic and from the writings of various Muslim thinkers. This chapter provides excerpts from his Persian translations of the ... More


Integrating Shari’ah, Adat and European Laws

Muhamad Ali

in Islam and Colonialism: Becoming Modern in Indonesia and Malaya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474409209
eISBN:
9781474418799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409209.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

It focuses on Muslim articulation of evolving ideas about shari’ah in terms of law and its relation to adat and European laws. Muslim reformers sought to spread legal interpretations by addressing ... More


Religion and the Chechen Conflict

Valery Tishkov

in Chechnya: Life in a War-Torn Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238879
eISBN:
9780520930209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238879.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the impact of religion on the Chechen conflict. Historically, Islam tended to take moderate forms in Chechnya. Leading experts on Islam in the North Caucasus recognize that ... More


South Sumatra: “The Realm of Many Rivers”

Margaret Kartomi

in Musical Journeys in Sumatra

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036712
eISBN:
9780252093821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036712.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the historical distribution of two musico-lingual groups living in South Sumatra: the Besemah in Tanjungsakti and Kayuagung, and the Ogan-Komering Ilir (OKI) people in Burai. ... More


Being Minangkabau: Imagining Adat, Islam, and Ethnic Character

Gregory M. Simon

in Caged in on the Outside: Moral Subjectivity, Selfhood, and Islam in Minangkabau, Indonesia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838300
eISBN:
9780824868413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838300.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The meanings attached to Minangkabau identity can be read as moral arguments for what society, and properly Minangkabau people, ought to be like. Minangkabau identity is imagined in terms of three ... More


Traditional and Customary Law: Adat

Simon Butt and Tim Lindsey

in Indonesian Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199677740
eISBN:
9780191757242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199677740.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Many Indonesians—primarily those living in rural areas—still follow customary law (adat). The precise rules and processes of that adat differ significantly from place to place, even within short ... More


Land Law and Forestry

Simon Butt and Tim Lindsey

in Indonesian Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780199677740
eISBN:
9780191757242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199677740.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

As this chapter shows, Indonesia’s land law is complex. Before 1960, land owned by Westerners was subject to Dutch law, and land owned by Indonesians was governed by adat, or traditional customary ... More


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