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Unformatted text preview: of Islam culture within the Malay-Indonesian society. The main impression perceived from this book are the ideas passed on, networks between scholars, and how the two are connected. For instance, an important idea portrayed was “neo-Sufism”, the need for peace between Sharia and Sufism, a mystical and more extreme form of Islam. It is believed that Sufism is required to truly accomplish the religious laws of Islam (Sharia). Another example that was fascinating was the adoption of Arabic into Indonesian phrases. It was intriguing to see Azra’s sources show an unattainable part of history. The development of Muslim culture in Indonesia, which is not well understood by the rest of the world, was somehow learned through distinguished research. I learned a lot and benefited reading this book, learning that the basis of beliefs and ideas originate from somewhere, and continue to spread and change the lives of many....
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course APY 265 taught by Professor Banks during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Buffalo.
- Spring '11