Story of #Indonesia that #Twitter does not want you to know:

Until the 16th century, Indonesia was 100% #Hindu-#Buddhist(except the negligible elite of Kedah sultanate).

Today, Hindus and Buddhists are not even 1% and #Muslims are 88%. What led to such a drastic change?
Expect for a handful of people on #Bali Island, #Hinduism in Indonesia is extinct.

The #Mosque shown in (1/7) is known as Meenara Kudus mosque. Built-in 1549, it is the oldest lasting mosque of #Indonesia. It is a Dargah of a Sufi wali-Sanga (saint) known as Sunan kudus.
The Dargah tells us a lot about how Sufi #Islam spread in #Indonesia. It is built by demolishing a #HinduTemple. The temple ruins can still be seen.

There is an interesting story. When #temples were destroyed to make way for mosques, #Hindus did not enter the mosques.
#Sunan Kudus tied a cow inside the mosque and began chanting #Surah #AlBaqara (the #cow) of #Quran. To attract #Hindus, he forbade the slaughter of cows. This rule is followed by Kudus until today.
This was the conversion model followed by the early Sufis of Indonesia. While ruthlessly demolishing #temples, they also appropriated some cultural aspects like veneration of the cow for the smooth #religious transition of #converts.

1)Sunan Kudus: legacy on cross-cultural dawa
2)Transition of oriental ceramic society (page 42)

When True Indology posted this information on Twitter, Twitter deleted her thread without any damn explanation.
This #peaceful #Sufi tale is something that #Twitter does not want you to know.


#twitter #bringbacktrueindology #hindu #sufi #indonesia

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