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The arrival and spread of the Tablighi Jama’at in West Papua (Irian Jaya), Indonesia.

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dc.contributor.author Farish A. Noor.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-11T02:31:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-11T02:31:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2010
dc.date.issued 2011-01-11T02:31:00Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/6514
dc.description.abstract This paper looks at the spread of the Tablighi Jama'at network in West Papua, the Easternmost province of Indonesia and perhaps the most remote of all provinces in the country. It traces the early arrival of the Muslim missionary movement and looks at the methods that were used in its initial propagation and conversion of new members and supporters. The paper also considers the question of whether the Tabligh has been able to convert new pious Muslim followers among the ethnic Papus of West Papua, or whether it remains a predominantly closed missionary network that focuses primarily on the recent migrants from Java, Sumatra, Madura and other parts of Indonesia who arrived and settled in the province as a result of the transmigration program.
dc.format.extent 45 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries RSIS Working Papers ; 191/10
dc.subject DRNTU::Humanities.
dc.title The arrival and spread of the Tablighi Jama’at in West Papua (Irian Jaya), Indonesia.
dc.type Working Paper
dc.contributor.school S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

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