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Al Al Farabi

PhD candidate

Dr. A. Al Farabi
+31 71 527 8813

PhD research

Islam, State Law, and Culture: Extra-Judicial Marital Practice among Indonesian Muslims in Bengkulu (Bengkulen)

Supervisors: Prof. dr. Léon Buskens and Dr. Adriaan Bedner

This research looks at how the Indonesian state intervenes itself into the administration of Muslim familial affairs by accommodating a number of elements such as Islamic law itself, special demands of women and culture. Although attempts have been made by the state to govern familial issues by requiring them be settled at state institutions, extra-judicial practices remain prevalent among Indonesian Muslims. This phenomena leads to further inquiry on how Muslims in the area of study, Mukomuko-Bengkulu, construct different values—including Islamic law, state law, and culture—and present themselves through extra-judicial discourse and practice so as to provide assessment toward the institutionalization of judicial authority among Muslims society. In sum, the study, first, will provide an explanation of how access to justice is gained and implemented by people and Islamic judges respectively, and, second, put the encounter of these values within Indonesian legal discourse and practice into light. 


2011-2013: M.H.I. (Magister Degree in Islamic Law), Islamic Personal Status. Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (Indonesia)

2007-2011: S.H.I (Bachelor Degree in Islamic Law), Islamic Personal Status, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University (Indonesia)

Work Experience

Lecturer and Researcher:

2014 – Until Present: Junior Lecturer and Assistant, Lecturing and Assisting, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University

2011: Teaching Staff Lecturing, Curup State Islamic College

2007: Local Facilitator, Assist the society in anticipating disaster impacts, Child Disaster Awareness in School and Community

2005-2007: Teaching Staf, Assist the principle in teaching and guiging students, Darul Istiqomah Islamic Boarding School in Bondowoso, East Java, Indonesia

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS Indonesie

Postdoc / Guest

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Metajuridica
  • Van Vollenhoven Instituut


  • No relevant ancillary activities
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