Interfaith Relationship Indonesia

Muslim-Non muslim Marriage: Political and Cultural Contestations in Southeast Asia April 16, 2011

Penulis: Gavin W. Jones (Editor), Chee Heng Leng (Editor) and Maznah Mohamad (Editor)
Penerbit: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Tebal: 322
Harga: $59.90 (

“This is an excellent and rare exploration of a sensitive religious issue from many perspectives – legal, cultural and political. The case studies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand portray the important and exciting, yet very difficult, negotiation of Islamic teachings in the changing realities of Southeast Asia, home to the majority of Muslims in the world. Interreligious marriage is an important indicator of good relations between communities in religiously diverse countries. This book will also be of great interest to students and scholars of religious pluralism in a Southeast Asian context, which has not been studied adequately.”

– Zainal Abidin Bagir, Executive Director, Center for Religious and Cross-cultural Studies (CRCS), Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

“The issue of Muslim-non-Muslim marriages has different connotations in the different Southeast Asian states. For example, in Thailand it is more a fluid cultural issue but in Malaysia it reflects great racial schisms with severe legal implications. This book is a welcome one as it examines the issue not only from the perspectives of various Southeast Asian nations but also from so many angles; the legal, historical, social, cultural, anthropological and philosophical. The work is scholarly, yet accessible. Underlying it, there is a vital streak of humanism.”

– Azmi Sharom, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

Table of Contents

1. Muslim-non-Muslim Marriage, Rights and the State in Southeast Asia, by Chee Heng Leng, Gavin W Jones, Maznah Mohamad. Halaman 1-30
2. Trapped between Legal Unification and Pluralism: The Indonesian Supreme Court’s Decision on Interfaith Marriage, by Ratno Lukito, Zarizana Aziz, Chin Oy Sim. Halaman 33-58
3. Private Lives, Public Contention: Muslim-non-Muslim Family Disputes in Malaysia, by Maznah Mohamad. Halaman 59-101
4. Legal Aspects of Muslim-non-Muslim Marriage in Indonesia, by Mark Cammack, Suhadi Cholil. Halaman 102-138
5. The Politico-Religious Contestion: Hardening of the Islamic Law on Muslim-non-Muslim Marriage in Indonesia, by Mina Elfira. Halaman 139-158
6. “Not Muslim, not Minangkabau”: Interreligious Marriage and its Cultural Impact in Minangkabau Society, by Amporn Marddent. Halaman 161-189
7. Khao Khaek: Interfaith Marriage between Muslims and Buddhists in Southern Thailand, by Jolanda Lindenberg. Halaman 190-218
8. Interethnic Marriages and Conversion to Islam in Kota Bharu, by Siti Musdah Mulia. Halaman 219-254
9. Promoting Gender Equity through Interreligious Marriage: Empowering Indonesian Women. Halaman 255-282
10. Muslim-non-Muslim Marriage in Singapore, by Noor Aisha bte Abdul Rahman. Halaman 283-315


One Response to “Muslim-Non muslim Marriage: Political and Cultural Contestations in Southeast Asia”

  1. Jafar Says:

    Great article. I like how you explain the culture in different countries

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