Wahidiyah

Sep 19th, 2007, in IM Posts, by

The Wahidiyah movement is attacked in Tasikmalaya.

Penyiar Sholawat Wahidiyah (PSW) is an Islamic mystical prayer movement having its origin in East Java in the early 1960's, and is today based in Ngoro, Jombang, East Java. [1]

At about 3pm on 11th September about 100 members of the Islam Defenders' Front, Front Pembela Islam (FPI), descended on the home of a Wahidiyah leader in Tasikmalaya, West Java (map). They explained to local people that they intended to purge the area of the presence of Wahidiyah and its heretical teachings.

Wahidiyah
FPI burn Wahidiyah symbols.

No-one was home and the FPI men then proceeded to burn banners with Wahidiyah symbols on them and throw stones and eggs at the house. Police attempted to stop the stone-throwing and the attackers dispersed and went home. [2]

The following day, at around midnight, groups of men went on an anti-Wahidiyah rampage through the same area of Tasikmalaya, attacking and burning down four buildings belonging to Wahidiyah members, causing hundreds of millions of rupiah damage. The buildings included a house, a musholla, and a workshop.

Later a Wahidiyah leader, Aep Saefulmilah, said the attack was carried out by local residents, because they had accurate information of what places were owned by Wahidiyah people. [3]

On 18th September former president Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur) urged the police to take action against the attackers.

I ask that General Sutanto arrest Ajengan Asep in Manonjaya, Tasikmalaya.

Ajengan Asep is the leader of the West Java branch of the Mujahadin Council, Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia (MMI), who Wahid accuses of being behind the midnight attack on 12th September.


Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur).

Wahid also asked the police to arrest two of the leaders of the Tasikmalaya branch of the Clerics' Council, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), Saefudin Juhri and Dudung Akasah. The Tasikmalaya MUI recently condemned the Tasikmalaya Wahidiyah group as heretical, and Wahid argued that the MUI must then share some of the criminal responsibility for the attacks on the group.

He also accused president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of being unable to protect the country's minorities, and complained that the Tasikmalaya police were hopeless, in that they couldn't defend ordinary people under attack by mobs. [4]


12 Comments on “Wahidiyah”

  1. avatar Peter says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 5:58 am

    Police attempted to stop the stone-throwing and the attackers dispersed and went home

    Man Indo police sound like an all around joke. How could the attackers simply be allowed to “go home”? Gus Dur is right. Stuff like this is the reason why investors avoid Indonesia like the plague.

  2. avatar Putu Alberto Lee says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Isn’t it the perfect condition for islamic fundamentalism to take root: poverty!
    So, to my understanding, the strategy of those islamists:

    [1] Infect the country from inside
    [2] Make it unsuitable for business
    [3] Economy collapses; people can’t think reasonably
    [4] Push more of islamic sh*ts
    [5] Voila.

    Islam…, how disgusting a “religion” can be?

  3. avatar Augusto says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    We are going to see more of this in the future. Things are getting good for the good muslims now a days. Who dares to mess around with FPI, they have been around for years now, they are untouchable, even the police cant even handle them any more. But dont worry our muslim apologists always say; they are just a little tiny minority that has gone astray, they will soon come back to the right path.

    Btw; Where is that allahuang guy? Has any one seen him lately? Kinda miss him.

  4. avatar Sylvester says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    Poor indonesia, poor islam
    poisoned by radical arabs for their political motives.
    Islam should learn from Christianity about love and tolerance. Protestans and Catholics fought each other ages ago (also politics), but see today.

  5. avatar Odinius says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Weak. But yet another reason to like Gus Dur. Last time I checked he was a Muslim too.

  6. avatar Arema says:
    September 20th, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    If FPI an act on their own like that, then someday we should also form a group of a hundred people and label them as heretic (well, they are!) and burn them too!

    It’s not supposed to work in that way because our country have something called LAW. But our law is just pajangan, so FPI bisa main hakin sendiri as often as they like.

    Gus Dur is right, police and SBY must react strongly to this. But I doubt SBY can do anything while his partner is still JK. It’s a bit complex situation, maju salah mundur salah, because once he sweep them down, virtually he don’t need to apply for the next election, because most voters side with the idiots.

    But having said that, a leader should do what is right and putting the best interest of the country as #1 priority, no matter the consequences.

    And Putu Alberto, I agree with your analysis. Most of the time, the spread of poverty and Islam go hand in hand.

  7. avatar dewaratugedeanom says:
    September 22nd, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    Putu Alberto Lee said

    [1] Infect the country from inside
    [2] Make it unsuitable for business
    [3] Economy collapses; people can’t think reasonably
    [4] Push more of islamic sh*ts
    [5] Voila.

    This is how caliphates are build.
    ________________________________

    Arema said

    It’s a bit complex situation, maju salah mundur salah, because once he sweep them down, virtually he don’t need to apply for the next election, because most voters side with the idiots.

    But having said that, a leader should do what is right and putting the best interest of the country as #1 priority, no matter the consequences.

    Yes Arema, maju terus pantang mundur instead of maju salah mundur salah.

  8. avatar Khimad Abdul Shomad says:
    September 24th, 2007 at 2:39 pm

    Oh God! Please forgive them to those who attacked the Wahidiyah Movement. Bapak Polisi, catch those people who rampaged the Wahidiyah and bring them to justice.
    We might have different opinions on interpretating something includes a religion. If you think you are on the right path, have people understand and realize in good ways such as discussion, attacking other’s property is crime, and anarchy is not the solution.
    Let other people have their own interpretation and understanding about what we call a religion. Islam means peace as I learnt in Pengajian when I was a child. How could you convey a peace if the way you handle differences is brutal.
    Please know that it’s okay to have different opinions and interpretations in Islam. Let Alloh be the only one who judge this matter. Again Bapak Polisi, catch those thugs who threatened and attacked the Wahidiyah members. Thank you.

  9. avatar agus suprapto says:
    October 12th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    I’M WAHIDIYAH MEMBER ( PENGAMAL WAHISIYAH ), I LIKE THEM, BECAUSE WAHIDIYAH IS THE REAL OF MUJAHIDIN ( MUJAHADAH CEREMONIAL / RESEPSI MUJAHADAH ), WHO’S WANT TO HAPPY HEART ( QONA’AH ) , LET’S TO MUJAHADAH……. ( MJ. YAUMIYAH, MJ. USBU’IYYAH, HJ. SYAHRIYYAH, MJ.RUBU’USSANAH , MJ. NISFUSSANAH, MJ. KUBRO….. ) ILAL LIQO’.

  10. avatar kalash says:
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:16 am

    Wahidiyah is “aliran sesat” or false/wrong islam sect. Many people suppress by their activities.

  11. avatar nurul aini says:
    February 21st, 2012 at 9:46 am

    wahidiyah can clear our heart and can make we near with our GOD.

  12. avatar inal says:
    September 27th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Wahidiyah blessings that are beneficial to the liver and clear wa billah ma’rifat Rosuulihi SAW



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