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Dr. Nurcholish Madjid (March 17, 1939 – August 29, 2005), in his homeland affectionately known as Cak Nur, was a prominent Indonesian Muslim intellectual. Early in his academic career, Nurcholish was a leader in various student organizations. He soon became well known as a proponent for modernization within Islam. Throughout his career he continued to argue that for Islam to be victorious in the global struggle of ideas, it needs to embrace the concepts of tolerance, democracy and pluralism.

Born in Jombang, East Java, Madjid received his early education in religious institutions in Indonesia, so called pesantren. He later received his doctorate in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago in the United States where he studied under the noted Pakistani-American scholar, Fazlur Rahman. In 2003 he participated in Indonesia's national elections as a candidate for the presidency. He served as Rector of Paramadina University in Jakarta from 1998 up until his death. Madjid was married and had two children.

In the 1970s, Cak Nur coined the slogan: 'Islam, yes; Islamic parties, no', which became very popular. The slogan helped combat the view that it was sinful for Muslims to vote against Islamic parties.[1] The two most successful Muslim parties in Indonesia's 2004 general elections, the moderate National Awakening and United Development Parties, received 10.6% and 8.1% of the vote, respectively.

Publications[edit]

  • “The Issue of Modernization among Muslims in Indonesia: A Participant’s Point of View”, in: Gloria Davies, ed. What is Modern in Indonesian Culture, Athens, Ohio, Ohio University, 1978
  • Islam in Indonesia: Challenges and Opportunities, in: Cyriac K. Pullapilly, ed., Islam in the Modern World, Bloomington, Indiana: Crossroads, 1982
  • “The Necessity of Renewing Islamic Thought and Reinvigorating Religious Understanding”, in: Charles Kurzman, ed. Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook, New York: Oxford University Press, 1988
  • “In Search of Islamic Roots for Modern Pluralism: The Indonesian Experiences” in: Mark Woodward ed, Towards a New Paradigm, Recent Developments in Indonesian Islamic Thought, Tempe, Arizona, Arizona State University, 1996

References[edit]

  • Abdullah Saeed (1997) “Ijtihād and Innovation in Neo-Modernist Islamic Thought in Indonesia”, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1997, p. 279-295
  • Greg Barton (1997) Indonesia's Nurcholish Madjid and Abdurrahman Wahid as intellectual Ulama: The meeting of Islamic traditionalism and modernism in neo‐modernist thought, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1997, p.  323-350.
  • Ensiklopedia Nurcholis Madjid, Budhy Munawar-Rachman, Feb 2007.

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Republika Online
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:30:00 -0800

Kedua, generasi pertama pascakemerdekaan yang mencakup tokoh pemikir dan intelektual semacam Nurcholish Madjid, Abdurrahman Wahid, Ahmad Syafii Maarif dengan generasinya; sebagian sudah almarhum dan ada pula yang masih aktif. Mereka ...

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Suara.com
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:48:45 -0800

... kesembilan Djohan Effendi, Yusril Ihza Mahendra, Menteri Sekretaris Negara kedelapan Bondan Gunawan, Marsillam Simanjuntak, Ali Rahman, Malik Fajar, Maftuh Basyuni, Amien Rais, Din Syamsuddin, Akbar Tandjung, Nurcholish Madjid dan lainnya.

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Suara.com
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 02:41:15 -0800

... kesembilan Djohan Effendi, Yusril Ihza Mahendra, Menteri Sekretaris Negara kedelapan Bondan Gunawan, Marsillam Simanjuntak, Ali Rahman, Malik Fajar, Maftuh Basyuni, Amien Rais, Din Syamsuddin, Akbar Tandjung, Nurcholish Madjid dan lainnya.

Republika Online

Republika Online
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:10:14 -0800

Dalam Cosmopolitan and Heretics, Kersten membahas panjang lebar sejarah intelektual Islam Indonesia, seperti diwakili Nurcholish Madjid (17/3/1939-29/8/2005). Di antara hal menarik dalam kajian terdahulu ini, intelektualisme Nurcholish Madjid dibahas ...
 
Republika Online
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 23:52:30 -0800

Nurcholish Madjid, ketua umum PB HMI periode 1966-1969 dan 1969-1971, pernah berujar, organisasi HMI itu dari segi keanggotaannya mencerminkan representasi nusantara. Ia tak hanya mencerminkan "berpusat" di Jawa, tetapi juga merata di luar Jawa.
 
Islam NU (Blog)
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:38:54 -0800

Nurcholish Madjid menandaskan, karena ketertarikan umat Islam yang begitu tinggi terhadap para filsuf Yunani, sampai terdapat satu buku filsafat yang menafsirkan pemikiran-pemikiran Aristoteles, Fi al-Khair al-Mahdh, yang aslinya hanya diketahui dalam ...

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SINDOnews.com (Siaran Pers)
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:46:23 -0800

Saya alumnus HMI (Himpunan Mahasiswa Islam), didikan Nurcholish Madjid," ujar Ade. Ade mengatakan pernyataannya itu kepada Ketua Panitia Natal Bersama DPR, Maruarar Sirait. Sebelumnya Maruarar melontarkan perlunya DPR membangun gereja ...

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KOMPAS.com
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:08:43 -0800

Mereka kalah dengan yang, meminjam istilah Nurcholish Madjid, "gizinya" banyak. Bila demikian, pengaderan seolah-olah tak berguna dan memicu alasan elite parpol enggan melakukan pengaderan yang baik dalam bingkai penguatan institusi parpol.
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