Prof. Dr. Oman Fathurahman, M.Hum.

The latest publication:

The Library of an Islamic Scholar of Mindanao: The Collection of Sheik Muhammad Said bin Imam sa Bayang at the Al-Imam As-Saddiq (A.S.) Library, Marawi City, Philippines: An Annotated Catalogue with Essays. Edited by Oman Fathurahman, Kawashima Midori, and Labi Sarip Riwarung. (Occasional Papers, no. 27). Tokyo: Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University, June 2019.


OMAN FATHURAHMAN is Professor of Philology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta. He teaches Indonesian Philology and Islamic Studies, Codicology, and History of Southeast Asian Muslim Society.

Since 22 December 2017, he has been appointed as the Expert Staff of the Minister of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Republic of Indonesia.

Born in Kuningan, West Java, to Sundanese parents, Fathurahman entered Faculty of Adab at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic Institute (IAIN) Jakarta, graduated cum laude in Arabic Linguistics (1994), and cum laude in Philology at the Faculty of Literature of Universitas Indonesia (UI) Depok (Magister [1998], Doctor [2003]). He was the Dean of the Faculty of Adab and Humanities, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta (14 April 2014-9 March 2015).

In 2008, he has in charge as the President of the Indonesian Association for Nusantara Manuscripts or Masyarakat Pernaskahan Nusantara (Manassa), and reelected in 2012 for the second period until 2016. He is also the Managing Editor of the Indonesian Journal Studia Islamika which is published by the Center for the Study of Islam and Society, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University of Jakarta.

He received a prestigious Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung to do research at the Orientalisches Seminar der Universitaet zu Koeln, Germany (June 2006-April 2008), and was awarded the Chevening Fellowship to do research at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies in Oxford University, UK (September-November 2010), Visiting Professor (September 2012-July 2013) at the Research Institute of Languages and Cultures for Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) in Tokyo, Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS), Kyoto University (August-October 2016), and Visiting Professor at the Graduate Schools of Language and Culture, Osaka University (January-February 2017).

Since September 2015 he is one of the International Advisory Panel members of the Endangered Archive Programme (EAP) of the British Library.

His research interest are Shattariyah Sufi Order in Southeast Asia, Indonesian Islamic History, manuscripts of natural disasters, and Indonesian Islamic manuscript studies in general.

He wrote articles and books on his subjects, and among them are Shattariyah Silsilah in Aceh, Java, and Mindanao (March 2016, ILCAA Tokyo Unviersity of Foreign Studies), Ithaf al-Dhaki: Tafsir Wahdatul Wujud bagi Muslim Nusantara (2012), A Provisional Catalogue of Southeast Asian Kitabs of Sophia University (2010, 2nd edition 2015; co-author with Midori KAWASHIMA), Aceh Manuscripts: Dayah Tanoh Abee Collection (2010, with Toru AOYAMA and others), Catalogue of Aceh Manuscripts: Ali Hasjmy Collection (2007, with Munawar Holil), Tarekat Syatariyah di Minangkabau (2003), Menyoal Wahdatul Wujud: Kasus Abdurrauf Singkel di Aceh Abad ke 17 (1999), and World Guide to Indonesian Manuscript Collection (1999, co-author with Henri Chambert-Loir).

Among his academic publication in the last three years are "Female Indonesian Sufis: Shattariya Murids in the 18th and 19th Centuries in Java", Kyoto Bulletin of Islamic Area Studies, 11 (March 2018), pp. 40-67; Shattariyya.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies. Ed. John O. Voll. New York: Oxford University Press; "Dawud al-Fattany (Dawud Fattani, Daud Patani)" in Fleet, Kate [eds.], The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Three, Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2016, pp. 72-7; and “New Textual Evidence for Intellectual and Religious Connections between the Ottomans and Aceh” in A. C. S. Peacock & Annabel Teh Gallop [eds.], From Anatolia to Aceh: Ottomans, Turks, and Southeast Asia, Oxford, published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 293-309.

“Shattariyya.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies. Ed. John O. Voll. New York: Oxford University Press, 24 May 2017,

His SCOPUS ID is: 37123784000.

PDF version of his CV, see below.

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