By B. J. Boland (auth.)
With deep curiosity i've got the Indonesian people's struggle for freedom and independence from 1945 onwards. This curiosity has emerge as focused specifically at the query of ways religions, in particular Islam, have been focused on this fight, and what function they might fulfil within the new Indonesia. After having lived and labored in Indonesia from 1946 to the tip of 1960, i used to be two times extra enabled to go to Indonesia because of provides from the Netherlands beginning for the development of Tropical study (WOTRO). It was once in the course of those sojourns specifically, from may possibly to October 1966 and from February to July 1969, that the fabric for this research was once accrued, supplemented and checked. For the assistance I got in the course of those visits i'm drastically indebted to such a lot of Indonesian informants that it's most unlikely to say all of them. additionally, a few of them wouldn't enjoy being singled out via identify. yet whereas delivering them those basic thank you i'm taking into account all of them separately. inspite of all of the aid given and persistence proven me, this ebook is certain to be jam-packed with shortcomings. An older Muslim buddy, besides the fact that, as soon as inspired me through reminding me that perfection belongs purely to God (al-kamäl li'lläh). however, I should still prefer to provide my apologies for mistakes and error; i'd savor it if readers drew my consciousness to them.
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After this speech of Hatta's a short discussion followed, first of all on the preamble. No-one returned to the abovementioned changes, so these could be taken as accepted. A few minor changes were made, as folIows. The Arabic muqaddima for "preamble" was replaced by the Indonesian equivalent, pembukaan, meaning "opening". At the suggestion of Hadikusumo a small change was made in the formula concerning the basis of the state. The senten ce ran as folIows: the state should be based on Belief in the One and Only God (no longer: with the obligation for adherents of Islam to practise Islamic law), "in accordance with the principle of a righteous and moral humanitarianism".
127; compare Benda, The Crescent, p. 194. Recently Moh. Hatta tried once more to separate the truth from the myth surrounding the proc1amation of Independence, in Sekitar Proklamasi 17 Agustus 1945, Djakarta 1969; part of this was already published in an article of Hatta's in Mimbar Indonesia, no. 32/33, August 17th, 1951, which is also to be found in Osman Raliby, Documenta, pp. 655-659. CHAPTER I: 1945-1955 35 K. Bagus H. 6 6 After the declaration of independence on August 17th, the members of this Committee were called together for an emergency meeting to be held the next moming.
Cf. Kahin, Nationalism, pp. 305-31!. Wahid Hasjim, p. 357. According to oral information received from some ex-Masjumi leaders the Masjumi as a party fought for an Islamic society but not for an Islamic State. The quotation seems to be in conflict with this information; we should, however, take into account the possibility that the quotation is not correct, at least as far as the use of capitalletters ("Islamic State") is concerned. 44 CHAPTER I; 1945-1955 Masjumi, "to defend the freedom of religion, country and people".
The Struggle of Islam in Modern Indonesia by B. J. Boland (auth.)