On Haul of Balinese Muslim Saints: Notes from the Field







The presentation deals with the ritual of Haul (annual commemoration of the dead) of seven Balinese Muslim saints (Wali Pitu). Some preliminary findings taken from the field as observing the ritual will be discussed. It will unveil kinds of readings and practices associated with the saint veneration developed by minority Muslim living in the context of dominant Hindu civilization. The extent that the ritual reflects the nature of religious relationship in the island is of important question discussed throughout the discussion.


Syaifudin Zuhri

He obtained his BA in Sociology of Religion from Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (2005) and MA in Islamic Studies from Leiden University (2009). His research interests include minority Muslim, Indonesian Islam, and Muslim saints. Among his latest publication are “Majlis Tafsir al-Qur’an and its Struggle for Islamic Reformism,” in Islam in Indonesia: Contrasting Images and Interpretations, edited by Kees van Dijk and Jajat Burhanuddin, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013. 



Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

@ 1 – 2.30 PM


CRCS, Room 406, 4th floor of Graduate School (Sekolah Pascasarjana) UGM Building

Jl. Teknika Utara, Pogung, Yogykarta.




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