Ahmad Syafi’i Maarif, popularly known as Buya Syafi’i, was an Indonesian Islamic scholar and intellectual, who passed away at the age of 86 on May 27, 2022. Photo: Handout
Ahmad Syafi’i Maarif, popularly known as Buya Syafi’i, was an Indonesian Islamic scholar and intellectual, who passed away at the age of 86 on May 27, 2022. Photo: Handout
Indonesia

Why Indonesians of different faiths are mourning Ahmad Syafi’i Ma’arif, the Islamic scholar who preached ‘co-existence’ over tolerance

  • Religious scholar, referred to as ‘Buya’ was known for bringing a cosmopolitan vision to Indonesian Islam
  • Ma’arif was in favour of Islamic principles, but his incisive, yet nuanced ideas were misunderstood, and often rubbed ultraconservative Muslims the wrong way

Ahmad Syafi’i Maarif, popularly known as Buya Syafi’i, was an Indonesian Islamic scholar and intellectual, who passed away at the age of 86 on May 27, 2022. Photo: Handout
Ahmad Syafi’i Maarif, popularly known as Buya Syafi’i, was an Indonesian Islamic scholar and intellectual, who passed away at the age of 86 on May 27, 2022. Photo: Handout
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