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Cikeusik to Sampang: The threat of conflict

  • Kamilia Hamidah

Jakarta | Tue, January 10 2012 | 07:00 am

PREMIUM The late Abdurrahman Wahid once stated that, “Nahdlatul Ulama [NU] is like Shiite minus Imamah; similarly Shiite is NU plus Imamah.”

There have been too many similarities between the two, as the position and role of kyai is somehow similar with the position and the role of the imam in the Shiite tradition. The main contrast between them is that in NU, the concept is visible in the form ...