Institute for Javanese Islam Research

laboratorium pemikiran jurusan Aqidah & Filsafat Islam - IAIN Tulungagung

Islam Jawa in Diaspora and Questions on Locality


(Rector of IAIN Tulungagung)

rektor santri2



This article examines the translocal Islam Jawa (Javanese Islam) that characterises the deterritorialisation of culture through space and time. Contrary to mainstream approaches to Islam Jawa that tends substantially picture Islam and Muslim in Java as a mere “localised form of Islam”, it sees Islam Jawa as a “translocal” practices. In addition, it sees that the idea of Islam Jawa travels, deterritorialises, and reterritorialises in different times and places. Therefore, what is imagined by scholars as “local Islam” is not local in traditional and geographical senses because Islam Jawa is formed, shaped and influenced by the mobility, entanglement, connectivity across oceans, regions, and borders. The Islam Jawa also travels to a different place, transcending the modern limits of nation-states’ boundaries. Islam Jawa is a product and a consequence of the efforts to establish between “imagined” spatial and temporal congruence.

Keywords: Translocality; Islam Jawa; Javanese Muslim


for detail of the article, visit:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Institute for Javanese Islam Research
Jurusan Aqidah & Filsafat Islam
Fakultas Ushuluddin, Adab dan Dakwah
IAIN Tulungagung
Jl. Mayor Sujadi Timur 46, Tulungagung, Jawa Timur, Indonesia.
Kodepos: 66221

Frontier Theme