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The small state of Negara Dar-ul-Islam was founded in 1948 in the
mountains of the southern part of Java island (Indonesia). Its ruler was
S.M. Kartosuwizyo, an extreme-rightist mystic Muslim. Other small and
short-lived Islamic states showed up in Indonesia at the time.
Negara Dar-ul-Islam disappeared in 1962.
The flag of Negara Dar-ul-Islam was green with a white crescent placed
near the hoist.
Source: P. Lux-Wurm (2003) Les drapeaux de l'Islam.
Ivan Sache, 21 June 2003
To me, "Negara Dar-ul-Islam" seems a strange
name for a state. "Negara" simply means "State" in Indonesian. When I search the
internet, "Dar-ul-Islam" must mean something like "Haven of Islam", "The Domain
of Islam", "Islamic world". So I think the name "Negara Dar-ul-Islam" only makes
sense if it was meant to be the beginning of one large Islamic state in the
world, or am I wrong? It would make more sense if the complete name of the state
was something like "Negara Indonesia Dar-ul-Islam".
Mark Sensen, 21 June 2003