Firebrand Indonesian Cleric Returns From 3-year Saudi Exile
By Associated Press
Shihab left Indonesia in 2017 to go on an umrah, or minor pilgrimage, to Mecca shortly after the National Police charged him in a pornography chat case.
Indonesia Records Its First Honor Killing
By Luke Hunt
A schoolgirl was reportedly hacked to death after admitting to dating
Aceh, Indonesia: When Dating Meets Sharia Law
By Ana Salvá
In Aceh, young people have to reconcile their daily life with a strict version of Islamic law.
Nyadran: A Unique Javanese Tradition Welcoming Ramadan
By Agoes Rudianto
Before the month of Ramadan begins, Javanese Muslims hold what’s known as the Nyadran ritual.
Free Speech and Democracy Under Threat in Indonesia
By Tom Sullivan
Democratic gains are being threatened by rising intolerance, new legislation, and emboldened conservative Islamic groups.
Islam and Identity Politics in Indonesia
By Neil Thompson
Rising Islamic conservatism, especially among youths, is a worrying trend for Indonesia.
How Political Islam Adapted to (and Changed) Indonesian Democracy
By Rizky Alif Alvian
Indonesia’s political Islam uses democracy to promote conservative aspirations, thus changing the democratic landscape.
Saudi Arabia’s Footprints in Southeast Asia
By Naishad Kai-ren
Saudi Arabia's increased influence in Muslim-majority countries will have wider ramifications for ASEAN.
Indonesia's Heavy Metal Hijab-Clad Teens
By Vishal Arora
These girls rock, fighting stereotypes with music.
Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?
By Benedict Rogers
"Indonesia’s pluralism isn’t simply in peril, it is on life support."
Ahok, the Jakarta Gubernatorial Race, and the Future of Indonesian Islam
By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
Does the blasphemy scandal surrounding Ahok portend a transformation of Indonesian Islam?
Charlie Hebdo a ‘Clash of Values,’ Says Indonesia's Former President
By Prashanth Parameswaran
Yudhoyono calls for limiting freedom to get past divide between Islam and West