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Authoritarian religious authority

  • Muhammad As'ad

Leiden | Fri, September 25 2009 | 12:17 pm

PREMIUM In recent times, we have seen many issues regarding the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) and its activities, especially relating to the issuing of fatwa or edicts. The newest one is a commercial from a cell phone operator that claims its product is the first "Muslim" phone, which was awarded a recommendation from MUI's fatwa commission. Earlier this year, the MUI issued two fatwa relating to vote ...