The Ritual of Slawatan and Neo-Sufism

  • Ebrima Sarr


This work examines the transformation of the ritual of Slawatan from its traditional Sufi practice to a Neo-Sufism and performance. It details how the rise of religious leaders such as Habib Sheikh helps in motivating people looking for different experiences in this form of Neo-Sufism practice in urban life in Indonesia. The work adopts participant observation and ritual theory to look at the processes, actions and actors in the performance.

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SARR, Ebrima. The Ritual of Slawatan and Neo-Sufism. QUEST: Studies on Religion & Culture in Asia, [S.l.], v. 1, may 2016. ISSN 2415-5993. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 07 dec. 2023.