Proceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in Conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies (ICONQUHAS)

Research Article

The Next Episode of Islamic History: the Rise of Indonesia as the New Giant in Muslim World

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-11-2019.2294583,
        author={Mohammad Izdiyan Muttaqin},
        title={The Next Episode of Islamic History: the Rise of Indonesia as the New Giant in Muslim World},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in Conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies (ICONQUHAS)},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIIS},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={muslim world indonesia military economy politics},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-11-2019.2294583}
    }
    
  • Mohammad Izdiyan Muttaqin
    Year: 2020
    The Next Episode of Islamic History: the Rise of Indonesia as the New Giant in Muslim World
    ICIIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-11-2019.2294583
Mohammad Izdiyan Muttaqin1,*
  • 1: Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic State’s University, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: moh.izdiyan@uinjkt.ac.id

Abstract

After World War I and II, Muslim Society has to deal with political changes of the World. The emerging of New Muslim Majority Countries with new political system – especially democracy- has given new colour in the Islamic World. The Intellectual life in the Islamic World has also grown, despite of stagnancy in 16-19th century. In this article, the author wants to explain the rising of Indonesia as the New Giant in Muslim World. The research done by John Gerry (2011) showed that the longer a Nation lives in democracy the better it will perform in many areas. This article supports that theory. It also supports the statement of Anthony Reid (2012), Robinson and Hadiz (2017), it said that Indonesian democracy is the best democracy in Southeast Asia, and it becomes the model for other Islamic Countries to practice democracy in Muslim Society. This article also supports a research done by PWC about the shift of economic domination from G7 to E7, which include Indonesia. In military sector, Indonesia is considered to be rising according to Global Fire Power, although Indonesia will still need support from US and Russia to deal with another Asian Giant such as China and India.