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Shaping Global Islamic DiscoursesThe Role of al-Azhar, al-Medina and al-Mustafa$
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Masooda Bano and Keiko Sakurai

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748696857

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.001.0001

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Qom Alumni in Indonesia: Their Role in the Shiʿi Community

Qom Alumni in Indonesia: Their Role in the Shiʿi Community

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(p.117) Chapter 5 Qom Alumni in Indonesia: Their Role in the Shiʿi Community
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Shaping Global Islamic Discourses
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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696857.003.0006

This chapter discusses how returnees from al Mustafa International University, including those from the International Centre for Islamic Studies, its preceding institution, have played a significant role in the development of the Shi'i community in Sunni dominated Indonesia. Pursuing Islamic education at Qom is a post-1979 phenomenon made popular by al Habsyi, an Indonesian scholar of Arab descent, who gained the trust of religious leaders in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Following a detailed account of the educational background of Indonesian students who went to Qom, the chapter illustrates the activities of the graduates in their home towns, such as their creation of the Association of al Mustafa International University Alumni, missionary activities through various Shi'i institutions, and educational activities in religious schools, including the Islamic College Jakarta, a branch of the university.

Keywords:   al-Mustafa International University, International Centre for Islamic Studies, Shi'i community, Sunni, Indonesia, Qom, al Habsyi, Islamic College Jakarta

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