THE SUNNAH LAKE OF MUSLIMAH: SALAFI WOMEN, THE MANHAJ AND ONLINE MEDIA

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Yuyun Sunesti
Noorhaidi Hasan
Muhammad Najib Azca

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Salafi women, manhaj, online media, agency, public sphere

Abstract

Purpose of the study: This paper analyses the use of internet by salafi women especially in an online group named Telaga Sunnah Muslimah (The Sunnah Lake of Muslimah-TSM).


Methodology: Applying content analysis by analyzing the messages shared within TSM WhatsApp Groups discussion, this paper analyses the agency which salafi women play through their internet usage, especially in online media they use.


Main Findings: Viewed as passive, voiceless and subordinated group, they use internet as media for reproducing knowledge, expressing their voice and negotiating their identity. While salafi manhaj requires them to strictly limit their appearance in public space, the online space has facilitated them to have more spaces to exist beyond their offline world


Applications of this study: The study gives an understanding on how a closed women group plays their agency to negotiate their boundary within modern world.


Novelty/Originality of this study: While salafi women are commonly viewed as having no agency, this paper found their agency through their online media usage.

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