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  • Thinking with Clifford Geertz in Rabat

    Thinking with Clifford Geertz in Rabat

    In October 2018, fifty years after the publication of Clifford Geertz’s “Islam Observed”, a group of scholars gathered in Rabat to explore the relevance of the Geertzian approach for contemporary research on Moroccan and Indonesian society.
  • Images of Authority

    Images of Authority

    Despite rich Islamic artistic traditions, people tend to portray Islam as hostile to visual culture. Yet images often inform the ways in which Muslims negotiate religious authority. Practices of image-making in Indonesia and Malaysia illustrate this.
  • In search of Ahmad Khatib

    In search of Ahmad Khatib

    Ahmad Khatib played a vital role in the development of Islam in the Netherlands East Indies. Last July, Yasrul Huda and Nico Kaptein visited the village in Sumatra where he was born in 1860, in an effort to find traces of his legacy. This is their report.