Damanhuri specialises in Islamic studies in Indonesia. His interest is in Islamic law and Religious Authority in Madura and this was the topic of his Bachelor’s degree at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Yogyakarta. He completed his Masters in 2000 on the topic of Hermeneutical Ijtihad Study of Shafi’i’s Ijtihad-Bayani. He is completing his PhD programme on the topic of Kiai, Kitab Kuning, and Islamic Law (Power Relations between Text and Religious Authority in Madura).
Damanhuri has written and researched a number of topics related to Islamic studies in Indonesian journals. His current research focuses on local works written by Kiai/ulama in Sumenep, Indonesia.
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