Ahmad Muhajir

Dr Ahmad Muhajir is a Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is a Lecturer at the Faculty of Syariah, UIN Antasari Banjarmasin.

Articles by Ahmad Muhajir (5)

The Ba‘Alawi of Indonesia: Genealogy and Identity

Ahmad Muhajir|Afra Alatas

The debate in Indonesia about the origins of the Ba‘Alawi community reflects the fact that legitimacy is derived not only from lineage but social, historical and religious identity.

Pilgrimage, Piety, and Politics: “Haji” Presidents in Indonesia

Norshahril Saat|Ahmad Muhajir

Many politicians eyeing Indonesia’s two top political jobs are performing the Hajj this year. While doing so might boost their political capital, it is unlikely to bag them an outright victory at next year’s polls.

Mosques Using YouTube in Indonesia: A Sustainable Symbiosis

Ahmad Muhajir|Norshahril Saat

Some smaller mosques are using their online presence to attract not just worshippers but to earn a potential sustainable and alternative income, even as physical worship remains important for Muslim Indonesians.

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.

Trendy Indonesian Habib Rides the Waves Online

Ahmad Muhajir|Norshahril Saat

A young and energetic Indonesian preacher is reclaiming the moderate ground from conservatives, using a sublime mix of online propagation and accommodative views.