Imagining the Land of the Two Holy Mosques: The Social and Doctrinal Importance of Saudi Arabia in Indonesian Salafi Discourse

@article{Chaplin2014ImaginingTL,
  title={Imagining the Land of the Two Holy Mosques: The Social and Doctrinal Importance of Saudi Arabia in Indonesian Salafi Discourse},
  author={C. Chaplin},
  journal={Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={7},
  pages={217-236}
}
  • C. Chaplin
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies
The emergence of Salafi Islam within Indonesia has shifted the imaginary boundaries of Islamic identity. Although relatively small in numbers, Salafis propagate a religious discourse linked to scholars in Saudi Arabia. While it cannot be regarded as merely a type of ‘Saudization’, the kingdom is frequently exemplified as a model for a pious society as well as pragmatic solutions on how to deal with contemporary issues ranging from justice to terrorism. Indeed, Saudi Arabia plays a pivotal part… Expand
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