In Indonesia the main significance of the mosque has been as a locus for praying; however, there has been a continuous effort to revitalise its function, including on campuses, to mirror the role of the mosque in the time of the Prophet Muhammad in which it served as a comï¿½munity centre. During that period, the religious, social and political lives of Muslims were centred in mosques which functioned as a public space for education, dakwah (proselytisation), politics and social interaction (see also Wahyuddin Halim, this volume; Nakosteen 1964; Zaimeche 2002).
|Title of host publication
|Mosques and Imams: Everyday Islam in Eastern Indonesia
|Kathryn M Robinson
|Place of Publication
|NUS Press - National University of Singapore
|Published - 2020