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Persatuan Islam (Persis)
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The Persatuan Islam (Persis, Islamic Union), an Indonesian Islamic educational organisation founded in 1923, concentrated on elucidating Sunnī teachings, Islamic logic, and the use of a simple Indonesian vocabulary. Originating as a study group in Bandung, it evolved into a centre of Islamic propagation (tablīgh) and later founded a private Islamic school system in West Java. In the 1930s one group of its scholars left for Bangil, in East Java, where a boarding school (pesantren) and university were established. The Bandung centre always regarded the Sundanese populat…

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Federspiel, Howard, “Persatuan Islam (Persis)”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 30 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_46162>
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