- Jul 19, 2016
Was it you Nimbus that some years ago posted a link to a published statement by an Arab scholar, Iman, or something that spoke of the influence and change in Islamist practices that came about with the end of Suharto and the rise in Arab/Indonesian, educated in the ME, led mass organizations. Interesting read but I am unable to search it here. I had saved it but a tablet drop of 5 feet to a tile covered concrete floor did away with it among other things finding resting areas within said tablet.The history of Islam in Java is enough to fill several books. The short version is that the original Javanese Islam is positively different from Arabic Islam. Of course the Arabs call it the ‘wrong’ kind of Islam, just like Catholics call Protestants the wrong kind of Christians.
Sorry if it was not you who posted it. Perhaps the poster who did reads this and repost the link.
I will say that the primary changes came to appearance by way of the Arab world and mostly through threats of males being poor to bad Muslims if the Arab ways were not followed and did not enforce them within their families and communities.