Funky Teenagers Love God Islam and Youth Activism in Post-Suharto Indonesia

Noorhaidi Hasan, - (2016) Funky Teenagers Love God Islam and Youth Activism in Post-Suharto Indonesia. In: Muslim youth and the 9/11 generation. school for advanced research advanced seminar series . School for Advanced Research Press, Albuquerque, pp. 151-168. ISBN 9780826356994

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Perhaps one of the most important findings from this study concerns the way many Indonesian youths have never felt that holding firm to an Islamic identity means rejecting participation in modern society or a modern identity. Instead, despite Indonesia’s uncertain future, its young Muslims have been seeking modernity not by embracing variants of secular humanism but by synthesizing Islam and global values. The struggle of Indonesian youths to claim their space and negotiate their identities has also frequently led them to the issue of the public good. They have been fashioning their identities by voicing some of the concerns and interests of the general public and speaking out for social change. Born into a social environment that has become more Islam-friendly but also in some cases where it is “funky” to be Muslim, most see Islam as a primary source for their vision of the future. Some of these youths participate in da’wa activities in the belief that it is the one way to save society from being swept away by waves of secularization and Westernization. Others reject the route offered by Islamists, choosing instead to channel their desire to implement democratic ideals through NGOs. Many traditional Islamic leaders in Kebumen admire the techniques of the Islamists in spreading the precepts of Islam, but they mostly give their support to the efforts of NGO activists. The different visions held by youth of a future imbued with morality and prosperity and the differing support they receive from traditional religious figures are still in a state of flux. However, youth activism has already influenced the ongoing dialogue between Islam and democracy in Indonesia

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muslim youth; Terroris Attack
Subjects: Remaja > Remaja Islam
Divisions: Buku
Depositing User: Dra. Khusnul Khotimah, SS, M.IP -
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 09:53
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2022 09:53

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