This thesis deals with the socio-religious role of the Muhammadiyah movement from 1912 to 1990. The study analyzes the fundamental ideology of the movement, and its implementation in the religious and social life of the Indonesians. Its religious outlook illustrates its character as a purifying movement which is devoted to performing religious practice ('ibadah) based on the authentic sources. At the same time it also provides ideas which enable the movement to encourage moral reform and yet which are adaptable to contemporary conditions. The ideas manifest themselves in the form of various religious activities of dakwah (propagation), and a great number of educational institutions and social endeavors. The importance of the Muhammadiyah movement lies in its significant contribution in bringing about profound changes in the religious, social, and educational aspects of the Indonesian Muslim's life.
|School:||McGill University (Canada)|
|Source:||MAI 31/03, p. 1038, Fall 1993|
|Subjects:||Religious history, Sociology|
|Publication Number:||AAT MM74543|
|ProQuest document ID:||748198401|