Bali and Southeast Asian Islam: Debunking the Myths

@inproceedings{Azra2004BaliAS,
  title={Bali and Southeast Asian Islam: Debunking the Myths},
  author={Azka Lathifa Zahratu Azra},
  year={2004}
}
Religious life is often coloured by myths. In fact many religions have their roots in such myths, originating from the enchantment of human beings with gods and nature. Revealed religions like Islam, Christianity, and Judaism (all Abrahamic religions), however, are opposed to myths. Known as a strict monotheistic religion, Islam strongly emphasises the need to keep the faith free from any kind of myth, especially those relating to God, since it could lead to “associationism” (shirk), which is… CONTINUE READING

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