Piety, Politics and Popularity of Muslim Preachers in Indonesia and Malaysia

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Event Details

Date: 12 Jul 2018 – 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Monash University, Room E561, (Menzies Building) 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus

Description

Monash Asia Institute

Seminar

Piety, Politics and Popularity of Muslim Preachers in Indonesia and Malaysia

In both Malaysia and Indonesia, popular Muslim preachers are playing an increasingly important role in shaping Muslims’religious attitudes, consumption patterns and political opinions. This talk highlights a few popular preaching figures, exploring their religious affiliations, business activities and political engagement. In more specific, it focuses on the online and offline preaching activities of Felix Siauw, a popular yet conservative preacher in Indonesia and his team, YukNgaji. It explores how their preaching entail a combination of popular culture and political Islam, gaul (down-to-earth) sensibilities and conservative attitudes, as well as visual persuasion and Islamist agenda. It examines a broader change in the trend of Islamic preaching —one in which piety, politics, and popularity are interconnected,and in which the social media, visual images and market forces area increasingly shape and shaped by the faces of political Islam.

PRESENTER/S

Hew Wai Weng, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia

Hew Wai Weng is research fellow at Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (IKMAS,UKM). He has been writing on Chinese Muslim identities, Hui migration, and cultural politics of urban Muslim middle-classes in Malaysia and Indonesia. He is the author of Chinese Ways of Being Muslim: Negotiating Ethnicity and Religiosity in Indonesia (NIAS Press 2017).

 

 

DATE

Thursday 12 July

TIME

12:30pm – 02:00pm

VENUE

Monash University
Room E561, (Menzies Building)
20 Chancellors Walk,
Clayton Campus

For further information, please contact Dr Julian Millie on julian.millie@monash.edu


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