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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