Nurcholish Madjid and Contextualised Understanding of the Qur'an

Author: 
A.H. Johns & Abdullah Saeed
Publication: 
Suha Taji-Farouki (ed.). Modern Muslim Intellectuals and the Qur'an. Oxford University Press in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Publication Date: 
2006

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"Introduction

Indonesia is an archipelago nation with the largest populuation of Muslims in the world, but with significant minorities of adherents of other religions, including Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism.  It is nevetheless not an Islamic state, and all citizens are equal before the law.  It represents a confluence of diverse peoples and cultural traditions brought together by the arbitrary boundaries of the former Dutch East Indies."

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