Dr A’an Suryana is Visiting Fellow in the Regional Social and Cultural Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences (FOSS), Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia (UIII), Depok, Indonesia.
Articles by A’an Suryana (18)
Malls and Mosques: The Sights and Sounds of Indonesia’s Iftar
A'an Suryana|Ahmad Muhajir
During the month-long Ramadhan, Muslims in Indonesia observe the breaking of fasts in mosques, and increasingly, in shopping malls. The differences in observance of the ritual underscore a growing class divide and corresponding social tastes between different groups of Muslims.
Indonesia’s Kanjuruhan Stadium Tragedy: A Serious Wake-up Call
The deadly soccer match in Indonesia’s Malang City behooves the authorities to revise their crowd control procedures. The issue of toxic sub-cultures among fans should also be addressed.
The Shi’as and Freedom of Religion under Joko Widodo’s Presidency
This Long Read argues that under the current Joko Widodo presidency, the Shi’as have suffered less harassment and intimidation from the Sunni majority than under previous governments.
Khilafatul Muslimin: Not a Serious Threat to Indonesia Yet
Khilafatul Muslimin, an Islamist organisation in Indonesia, has tried but failed to influence public opinion. But the government should keep it on a tight leash.
Moon Versus Maths: The Ramadhan Debate and Future of Indonesia’s Pluralism
A'an Suryana|Norshahril Saat
This year’s Ramadhan saw less bickering among Indonesian Muslims about the appropriate start date for the blessed month. The ‘agree to disagree’ approach should be employed in other facets of the country’s socio-religious life.