Syafiq Hasyim

Dr Syafiq Hasyim
Visiting Fellow
  • 0Indonesia Studies Programme0
Research Interest
Islamic issues, Multiculturalism

Researcher’s Profile

I am currently Visiting Fellow at the Indonesia Studies Programme, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. I am also lecturer and director of Library and Culture at the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII), a newly established international graduate university in Indonesia and adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta. From 2018-2019, I was Visiting Fellow at the Indonesian Programmes of RSIS, NTU, Singapore. I obtained my Dr. Phil from Freie University, Germany, in 2014 and MA Leiden University, the Netherlands in 2002. I published books, journal articles and commentaries, visual commentaries through TV and You Tube Channel.


Current Research

  • Islamic Civil Society and Democracy in the Jokowi Era
  • COVID-19 and Islamic Responses in Indonesia
  • Halal issues in Indonesia and Malaysia
  • The role of Council of Indonesian Ulama
  • Rising Islamic Conservatism


Selected Publications

  • 2021, “Politics of Fatwa, ‘Deviant Groups’ and Takfīr in the Context of Indonesian Pluralism: A Study of the Council of Indonesian Ulama,” in Muhammad Khalid Masud, Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen, and Christian Moe (eds), Freedom of Expression in Islam: Challenging Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws, published by I.B.Tauris, London
  • 2021, Rising Islamic Conservatism in Indonesia: Islamic Groups and Identity Politics, Leonard Sebastian, Syafiq Hasyim, Alex Arifianto, Routledge
  • 2021, “Aliran Politics, Political Jihad, and Disappointment: Notes for Muslim Javanese in the Pre- and Post-2019 General Election in Central Java”, in Leonard Sebastian and Alex Arifianto (Eds.), The 2018 and 2019 Indonesian Elections Identity Politics and Regional Perspectives, published by Routledge
  • 2019: “The Secular and the Religious: Secularization and Shariatisation in Indonesia,” in Religion, Secularism and Democracy in Southeast Asia, edited by Prof. Vidhu Verma, published by Oxford University Press
  • 2019, “Religious Pluralism Revisited: Discursive Patterns of the Ulama Fatwa in Indonesia and Malaysia”, Studia Islamika (Q2), Vol.26,No.3,2019
  • 2019, “Fatwa and Democracy: Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI, Council of Indonesia Ulama) and the Rising Conservatism of Indonesian Islam,” the TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia (Q1), pp. 1-15
  • 2018, Islam Nusantara dalam Konteks dari Multikulturalisme Hingga Radikalisme (Islam of Archipelago in Context: From Multiculturalism to Radicalism), Gading: Yogyakarta