Islam in indonesia modern indonesia is known for having the largest muslim population by percentage of any country in the world coming to indonesia in the 13th century ad, islam has continued to spread, and approximately 90 % of the current population considers itself to be muslim. Contemporary islam in indonesia is analyzed in various ways, with certain analysis consider it as becoming more conservative, while others deem it as too big to fail for the radicalization.
Islam in indonesia is a tolerant islam, islam in indonesia is moderate, and we will continue to push for this: that our diversity, our pluralism in indonesia will continue, that our people are united, that our country will continue to be developed and improve itself so that we will get better and better and better.
That said, there are good examples outside of the middle east that deserve a closer look indonesia and to a lesser extent malaysia are often held up as models of democracy, pluralism, and tolerance. The history of arrival and spread of islam in indonesia is unclear one theory states it arrived directly from arabia before the 9th century, while another credits sufi merchants and preachers for bringing islam to indonesian islands in the 12th or 13th century either from gujarat in india or directly from the middle east.
Is indonesia really the world’s most tolerant muslim country indonesia is the most tolerant muslim-majority in the world, the country’s vice-president jusuf kalla recently claimed in a.
The film explores islam’s arrival and evolution in indonesia, and includes interviews with indonesian islamic scholars ‘look, we are islamic and we have universal values, but we also. Indonesia is a case in point islam is thought to have first been adopted by peoples of the indonesian archipelago sometime during the 11th century, although muslims had visited the archipelago early in the muslim era according to wikipedia, the spread of islam was driven by increasing trade links outside of the archipelago in general. Other sects and muslim leaders have made this argument before and non-arab countries like indonesia tend to have less influence on the practice of islam, especially in the middle east.
In sum, it wasn’t that religion was less of a “problem” in indonesia and malaysia it’s that the solutions were more readily available islam might have still been exceptional, but the political system was more interested in accommodating this reality than in suppressing it. Indonesia is the most tolerant muslim-majority in the world, the country’s vice-president jusuf kalla recently claimed in a christmas day speech in aceh.