Adat and Islam: An Examination of Conflict in Minangkabau

@inproceedings{Abdullah1966AdatAI,
  title={Adat and Islam: An Examination of Conflict in Minangkabau},
  author={Taufik Abdullah},
  year={1966}
}
The Minangkabau area, which lies on the west coast of Sumatra, is one of the most Islamized regions in Indonesia. At the same time it is famous for its strong attachment to its adat (body of local customs), which, it has commonly been assumed, stands opposed to islamic law. It is this contradiction that causes Bosquet to find the Minangkabau case "a remarkable paradox in the sociology of Islam"(1) and Van Ronkel to ponder how the antithesis between adat and Islam, between the local custom and… 
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