Al-Palimbani: Ulama Who Generated Another Ulama

Al-Palimbani: Ulama Who Generated Another Ulama

History
He was Syeikh Abd as-Shamad ibn Abdurrahman al-Palimbani. He was sayyid (offspring from Sanaa, Yemen) and was born 1116 H/ 1704 at Palembang, Sumatera. He was died in Haramain at 1203 H/1789 after completing his opus named by Hidayat al-Salikin. His opus are Nashihah al-Muslimin wa Tadzkirah al-Mu’minin fi Fadhail al-Jihad fi Sabilillah wa Karamah al-Mujahidin fi Sabilillah, Zuhrah al-Murid fi Bayan Kalimah al-Tauhid, Tuhfah al-Raghibin fi Bayan Haqiqah Iman al-Mu’minin wa Ma Yufsiduh fi Riddah al-Murtaddin, al-Urwah al-Wutsqa wa Silsilah uli al-Tuqa, Ratib Abd al-Shamad, Zad al-Muttaqin fi Tauhid Rabb ‘Alamin, Sayr al-Salikin ila Rabb al-Alamin. His study was started from his father, Syeikh Abd al-Rahman, a qadhi from Palembang in Kedah Sultanate. After that, he continued his journey to another Islam region, such as Haramin, Yemen, and Marocco.…
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Al-Sinkili: The Narrator of Sufism in Nusantara

Al-Sinkili: The Narrator of Sufism in Nusantara

History
He is Syaikh Abdur Rauf bin Ali al-Fansuri al-Sinkili. He was born at 1024 H/1615. His father is Arabic comer that get married with woman from Fansur (Barus). It is a central port in West Sumatera and produce champor. Al-Sinkili for the first time study about religion to Sinkil teacher, especially to his father. After that, he make several journeys to Qatar, Yemen, Jeddah, and Haramain. During 19 years, he studies religion in Hijaz and has many teachers such as Syeikh Abdul Qadir Mawrir, Syeikh Abdullah ibn Jam’an, Syeikh Ishaq ibn Jam’an, Syeikh Ahmad al-Qusyasyi, Syeikh Ibrahim al-Kurani, and Syeikh Abdul Qadir al-Barkhali. The most influence teacher to him are both al-Qusyasyi and al-Kurani. Syeikh al-Qusyasyi is al-Sinkili’s spiritual teacher in Islamic Mysticism and Syeikh  al-Kurani is his teacher in…
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Is Khilafah Still Relevant to be Implemented (in Indonesia)?

History
Indonesia is the country with the largest Muslim population in the world. As a consequence, Indonesia has some problems that cannot be solved by simple solution or a shortcut which is called khilafah. The definition of khilafah here is still absurd because khilafah is proposed only to show secularism sentiment. Without enough knowledge about islam, khilafah is only an imagination. In our social life, we cannot show off our theological argument and blame other religion. Nevertheless, we have to build the unity without questioning the diversities in our lovely country. In other words, we cannot reveal sectarian issues that will destroy our nation’s unity. Islamic shariah, in term of “Islam Rahmatan lil Aalamiin”, is substantial-inclusive, not the formalization of Islam in nation territory. It means that we should put forward…
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Syeikh Kholil’s Role to Improve Society

Syeikh Kholil’s Role to Improve Society

History
In 7th-8th century, there are many trades that affects the Islam spreading in Indonesia. To know how, we must see that society at this time. Mosf of them are trader, to trade everything not only between lands in Nusantara, but to further place until China, Egypt, India, and Hijaz (Middle East). The most important thing in trading at this time is sea cruises. There are three sea cruises that make the dialogue between Nusantara society and others. There are sea cruises between Umayah Chaliphate (660-749) in the West Asia, Tang Dynasty (618-907) in the East Asia, and Sriwijaya Kingdom in Southeast Asia. That sea cruises make a development in economy and civilization, that stressed Islam spreading in many regions in Nusantara. Intensity of contiguity between muslim trader and nusantara society…
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