|Sufism and the 'Modern' in Islam
Bogor, September 4-6, 2003
Thursday September 4
Opening by Azyumardi Azra, rector of State Islamic
University (UIN), Jakarta
Announcements on practical matters
Introductory statements on the theme of the conference
14.00 - 15.45 first
session: Sufi orders and the individual in changing societies
Brian Silverstein (University of California at
Berkeley): "Sufism and Governmentality in Late Ottoman and Republican
Matthijs van den Bos (ISIM, Netherlands):
"Surrogate social: the emergence of neo-traditional Sufism in
16.15 - 18.30 second
session: Sufism-inspired (non-tariqa) Islamic movements
Yoginder Sikand (ISIM, Netherlands): "The
Reformist Sufism of the Tablighi Jama'at: A Case Study of the Meos of
Martin van Bruinessen (ISIM, Netherlands):
"Rational charisma: Indonesia's living saints in the closing years of
the Suharto era"
Ahmad Syafi'i Mufid (Research Institute, Ministry of
Religious Affairs, Jakarta): "Gabriel's wings: the perennial Sufism
Asep Usman Ismail (State Islamic University, Jakarta),
"Tradisi manakiban di lingkungan tarekat Qadiriyah-Naqsyabandiyyah (pengamatan
awal pada beberapa tempat)"
Friday September 5
09.00 - 10.15 third
session: Islamic reform, Islamism and Sufism
Itzchak Weismann (University of Haifa): "Sufism
without tasawwuf: A Naqshbandi-related Response to the Islamist Critique
in India and the Middle East"
Michael Laffan (Int. Inst. of Asian Studies, Leiden):
"Crisis and Representation: the Indonesian journals Sufi and Sabili"
10.15 - 10.45 coffee
10.45-12.00 fourth session: Articulations of Sufism
with the modern state
Leonardo Villalón (University of Florida),
"Debating modernity in contemporary Senegal: Religious dynamics in a
Rachida Chih (CNRS / IREMAM-MMSH. Aix en Provence):
"Sufism, Spiritual Debates and Social Implications in Contemporary
Egypt: The Case of the Khalwatiyya"
12.00-14.30 Friday prayer and lunch break
Ben Soares (African Studies Centre, Leiden):
"Muslim saints in the age of neoliberalism"
Sri Mulyati (State Islamic University, Jakarta): "Abah
Anom's responses to current Islamic issues in Indonesia"
Pnina Werbner (Keele University): "Intimate
Disciples in the Modern World: Difference and Resemblance in Local and
Saturday September 6
9.00 - 10.15
sixth session: Modern margins: between Sufism and New Religious
Julia Howell (Griffith University): "Modernity and
the Borderlands of Islamic Spirituality in Indonesia's New Sufi
Patrick Haenni (CEDEJ, Cairo): "A breeze from
Asia: mysticism, zen and yoga, some forms of syncretism in the renewal of
Sufism in Morocco"
11.00 coffee break
11.00 - 12.15 eighth
session: Modern margins: between Sufism and New Religious Movements
M. Adlin Sila (Research Institute, Ministry of
Religious Affairs, Jakarta): "The Tarekat Kadisiyyah: An Example of
Neo-Tarekat Searching for Sympathy of Urban People in Bandung"
Jalaluddin Rakhmat (Tazkiyah Sejati Foundation,
Jakarta): "Between Sufism and New Age: observations on pseudo
12.15 - 14.00 lunch
14.00 - 14.45 eighth session:
Redha Ameur (University of Melbourne): "Said
Nursi's Search for Meaning in the Age of Science"
15.30 - 17.00 concluding
John O. Voll (CMCU, Washington DC): "Sufism in the
Perspective of Contemporary Theory"
Followed by general