Sexy Dangdut

Aug 17th, 2007, in IM Posts, by

Dangdut dancing and singing in Cianjur for independence day.

The Clerics' Council (Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI)) of Cianjur in West Java has issued a fatwa forbidding on-stage dangdut singing and dancing during celebrations for Indonesian independence day on August 17th. The fatwa firmly makes haram in particular the type of dangdut dancing which involves sexy or erotic movements, or any type of dangdut where the singer is female, (like Inul, who isn't welcome in Mataram or Depok, and now Cianjur).


Probably what the MUI have in mind.

Abdul Halim of MUI Cianjur explained:

That kind of activity is no good for the Muslim community, it has to be forbidden and the mayor of Cianjur should not give permission for dangdut shows during independence day celebrations.

The MUI views that in consideration of regional law No 3 of 2006, Chapter III, Article 10, Section 12, Sub-section 2 on the movement to make the people of Cianjur morally upright (Gerakan Pembangunan Masyarakat Berakhlakul Karimah (Gerbang Marhamah)), sexy dangdut dancing would disturb the atmosphere for Muslims in the town when carrying out their religious obligations.

Dudi Aryadikara of the Cianjur parliament said that the fatwa was proper and valid provided that it is later agreed on by the mayor. However he worried that the MUI was going over the top in trying to control the activities of the people and hoped that the MUI did not mean to ban all dangdut dancing and singing, even where there was no vulgarity in it.

A spokesman for the mayor of Cianjur said that the most important thing was that people be able to adjust their own behaviour in accordance with akhlakul karimah during August 17th parties, and that the fatwa was not a hard ruling that would kill off free expression. [1]


21 Comments on “Sexy Dangdut”

  1. avatar Peter says:
    August 17th, 2007 at 5:23 am

    I agree in principle that the gyrating abdomens of marginally talented dangdut singers would be better left off stage during celebrations for Indonesia’s independence day. Really that stuff is an embarrassment to Indonesia, in my opinion (but many Indonesians seem to like it, and maybe Bung Karno would have also). However, I don’t like the idea of such a decision being based on a fatwa.

  2. avatar Sylvester says:
    August 17th, 2007 at 8:25 am

    Agree Peter,
    Most moslem in Indo do not care with fatwa anyway.
    The better thing is through a good education. Stop corruption and pour more money to schools.
    Moslem leaders in Indo generally do not have a capability in solving problems. What they can do is only fatwa, fatwa, and stupid fatwa.
    Even they can only force a virginity test like in indramayu rather than a god sex education. Moron!

  3. avatar Putu Alberto Lee says:
    August 17th, 2007 at 8:44 am

    I’m fine with MUI’s fatwa. It says:

    The fatwa firmly makes haram in particular the type of dangdut dancing which involves sexy or erotic movements, or any type of dangdut where the singer is female.

    I have no problem with that; I’m fine with not seeing sexy females.

    Bring on the sexy guys for me!!!
    Yeah.

  4. avatar Tomaculum says:
    August 17th, 2007 at 11:28 am

    The most moslems in Indonesia, who have to work very hard to earn money for their daily life, don’t care of such things and they want and can enjoy such shows (also many Muslimahs).
    Who are these guys and do they have nothing else to do then expectorating such “fatwa”s??
    Ghoshhh, what a expectoration !!!!
    Does Indonesia have no other problems? Are all of you Indonesians nowadays saturated, have enough to eat, have enough for education? Are your rights really guaranteed?

  5. avatar KSJ says:
    August 17th, 2007 at 5:31 pm

    Those guys of MUI got nothing to do, they are bored and they like to mess with stupid things like fatwas. what were they thinking? would be there a sexual orgy during the celebration or what? what a bunch of ignorant a***holes.

  6. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:
    August 17th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Just like solat in bahasa Indonesia is forbidden, dangdut and goyang ngebor should also be banned and replaced with Arabic belly dancing.
    Astaghfirullah!

  7. avatar KSJ says:
    August 17th, 2007 at 11:43 pm

    Just like solat in bahasa Indonesia is forbidden, dangdut and goyang ngebor should also be banned and replaced with Arabic belly dancing.
    Astaghfirullah!

    Yeah Dewara, you’re right! Stop the Arabization of Indonesia! Indonesia can still be Muslim but not Arab.

  8. avatar pj_bali says:
    August 18th, 2007 at 12:19 am

    I wonder when people will stop trying top legislate morality. Its not llike the dandut singers are performing at the mosque. If people find their concerts offensive the solution is simple….don’t go.

  9. avatar Aluang Anak Bayang says:
    August 19th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

    dewaratugedeanom Says:

    August 17th, 2007 at 10:53 pm
    Just like solat in bahasa Indonesia is forbidden, dangdut and goyang ngebor should also be banned and replaced with Arabic belly dancing.
    Astaghfirullah!

    On behalf of JI, FPI, Sheikh Cukurangan, Bali Bombers & Co, we welcome you to the fold of Islam. If you are a white boy, you gain extra bonuses in the form of shopping vouchers, which you can redeem from Hypermart or Matahari. Allah is Ever All-Aware of everything.

    The Holy Quran and Hadeeth (prophetic sayings) both stress the importance of following Islam. God states:

    “…The only religion in the sight of God is Islam…” (Quran 3:19)

    “If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter, he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (their selves in the Hellfire).” (Quran 3:85)

    May Allah bless you and guide you to true happiness. You are guarantee a place in the garden of Eden. Salam.

  10. avatar Tomaculum says:
    August 19th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    Aluang,
    If you are a white boy, you gain extra bonuses in the form of shopping vouchers, which you can redeem from Hypermart or Matahari.
    It’s interesting. I’m not white, so what kind of voucher can I get as a bonus? Such for free rioting tour through some china towns in Indonesia?

  11. avatar Bas says:
    August 20th, 2007 at 2:58 am

    I didn’t know 17 August was a Muslim holy day. So now they also try to legislate the national independance day. Where all these uneducated 7th century Arabian Muslims wanabees will stop??

  12. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:
    August 21st, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Assalamualaikum warahmatullohi wabaratakuh,

    On behalf of JI, FPI, Sheikh Cukurangan, Bali Bombers & Co, we welcome you to the fold of Islam.

    To his beatitude Mufti Al-Uang Anaq Bahyang whose opinion I respectfully seek concerning the following matters.

    As a muallaf (someone who enters Islam) am I also entitled to:

    “¢ The same number of paradisiacal huri’s as other martyrs after blowing myself up for the sake of spreading the Faith? Have these eternal virgins already been properly circumcised or am I allowed to perform the operation myself?
    “¢ Order my son to divorce his gorgeous wife so I can bonk her myself without committing zina?
    “¢ Have intercourse with all female personnel whom my right hand possesses?
    “¢ Perform mufkhaza (rubbing ones penis between the thighs of small children)?
    “¢ Murder, crucify and cut off a hand and foot on opposite sides of Jews, Christians and all other who make mischief in the land or scorn our beloved Prophet (pbuh) after whom no other prophet can come?
    “¢ Impose the Jizya tax on all the kafirs who acknowledge our superiority and their state of subjection but do not want to embrace formally the religion of Allah, The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate?
    “¢ Join the Wilayatul Hizbah syariah police and spray paint on women and girls who are not wearing proper Muslimah dress?

    Thank you

    Allahu akbar

  13. avatar KSJ says:
    August 21st, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    Bas:

    I didn’t know 17 August was a Muslim holy day. So now they also try to legislate the national independance day. Where all these uneducated 7th century Arabian Muslims wanabees will stop?

    I agree with you.

  14. avatar anakretmugabi says:
    August 23rd, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    I think it’s okay for the ‘dangduters’ to sing along or in sexy dress like that. It’s MUI itself which has no business but try to be heroes.

  15. avatar rara says:
    September 26th, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Please open your mind widely Aluang Anak Bayang.

    The population of Indonesia more than 200 million is comprised of 33 provinces and more than two hundreds ethnic groups. (Imagine) This reflects in the varied and rich Indonesia cultures, which is characterized by various ethnic groups and speaks a variety of regional languages, following a variety of religions and faiths, which forms one complete national unity.

    Think hardly, ‘a variety of religions and faith’.
    Indonesia is not a muslim country. The first time for the history of religions in Indonesia was Hindu, “not islam”, when the kingdom of Majapahit, the kingdom of Sriwijaya around 236 Masehi following Islam intervention around 1300 Masehi and following Christian around 1700 Masehi.
    That is an evidence. So what gitu lho??????

    Don’t try to push the nation by your own opinion as a muslim country.

    Before you were born, the circumtances of Indonesia is so nice and peaceful rather than now. We never fight each other in the name of religion. We always live together hand in hand and respect in difference of life. Because we reliaze that we/Indonesia had had a huge multicultural society since our ancestors were born.

    Please keep a peaceful in our love country by respectful in a multicultural society, particular, in religion.

  16. avatar Purba Negoro says:
    September 26th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Allow these idiots to alienate themselves from their own voting demographic.
    No one could be such an effective political enemy of Islamics, than Islamics themselves.

    History has clearly indicated Islamics will fail in Indonesia- the Rakyat do not desire their ridiculous norms.

    The infantile kampungang people demanded freedom now they must bear its heavy burden of responsibility.
    Let them learn their lesson in a manner they will understand.

  17. avatar foolosophy says:
    September 27th, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Ah this is just the MUI’s another gibberish.
    Too scared to admit Muslimin’s lust towards women, they try to ban dangdut performances. This is not going to fix the country’s moral.

    Rhoma Irama ate his own accusations towards Inul when he got caught committing adultery in a hotel room. Now that’s something to laugh at.

  18. avatar Zak says:
    October 10th, 2008 at 4:34 am

    I don’t live in Indonesia, so I’m not familiar with its national events, but isn’t Independence Day a secular national celebration, not an Islamic one?

    What has dangdut on Independence Day got to do with masjid?

    Bring on the sexy guys for me!!!
    Yeah.

    Putu, I can see where you’re coming from being gay too, but guys doing dangdut? That would hardly turn me on, hehe, even if I like dangdut.

  19. avatar Bob says:
    June 18th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Yeah, I’m with Zak on this one. I think guys doing dangdut is about as scary as a weight loss camp for adults.

  20. avatar jill jollyfee says:
    April 10th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    dankduth is the most popular music in indonesia,young until old generation is very very like dangduth,so do I

  21. avatar Porkswordsman says:
    November 13th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    What bloody stupidity to try to ban Dangdut and sexy dancers. If these ‘religious’ people don’t like the entertainment, then stay away. Don’t come. But keep your pesky noses out of other people’s business, you morons.



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