Syafiq Hasyim is Visiting Fellow at the Indonesia Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is a lecturer and director of Library and Culture at the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII), a newly established international graduate university in Indonesia and adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. From 2018-2019, he was Visiting Fellow at the Indonesian Programmes of RSIS, NTU, Singapore. He obtained his Dr. Phil from Freie University, Germany, in 2014 and MA Leiden University, the Netherlands in 2002.

Articles by Syafiq Hasyim (12)

Prospect of a 3rd Jokowi Term: Trial Balloons Unlikely to Fly?

Syafiq Hasyim

Speculation of the possibility of Indonesian President Jokowi seeking a third term in office remains rife. However, there currently appears to be near-unanimous opposition to the idea.

The Religious Challenges Behind Enforcing Emergency Covid-19 Restrictions

Syafiq Hasyim

Although the mainstream Muslim organisations had supported closing mosques during Indonesia’s current round of emergency Covid-19 restrictions, the government subsequently compromised. This is another indication of the growing influence of conservative Muslim voices on Muslim issues.

A Storm in a Teacup: The Politicisation of Hajj Cancellation in Indonesia

Syafiq Hasyim

The run-up to hajj 2021 saw the opponents of the Jokowi government opportunistically exploiting the issue to undermine the government. This reflects poorly on the quality of political debate in Indonesia today.

Commanding Right and Forbidding Wrong: The Rising Influence of Muslim Mainstream Groups

Syafiq Hasyim

The banning of FPI (Front Pembela Islam) in December 2020 may have reduced the incidence of vigilante actions in Indonesia. But this belies the fact that mainstream Muslim organisations have increasingly stepped in to uphold more conservative Islamic strictures, albeit through less confrontational ways.

Lesson Learnt: Indonesia’s Second Eid al-Fitri under Covid-19

Syafiq Hasyim

In 2020, Eid-al-Fitri was a national superspreader event. This year the government and Muslim organisations were better prepared.