The popularity of the Indonesian film Ayat-ayat Cinta (Verses of Love) is an illustration of what Pop Islam may look like. This was one of the first Indonesian films to feature a female protagonist who is nearly fully veiled. Many considered it as one of the most Islamic films. A polygamous marriage that features in the film heightened the already intense controversy on the new campaigns for polygamy.
Heryanto, Ariel (2010) “Pop Islam in Indonesia”, Asia Current, February 2010,
keywords: Asia Current, Ayat-ayat Cinta, hybrid, intra-Asia, Pop Islam