This article explores how some punks on the island of Java, Indonesia, negotiate piety and punk lifestyle against the backdrop of ageing. While punk originally served as a leftist platform for political protest on Java, the recent Punk Hijrah phenomenon is causing debate within local scenes about the coexistence of punk and Islam. I argue that religious reorientation among Javanese punks may be a side-effect of ageing in a Muslim-majority country. I invoke the concept of transcendence (Andes 1998) to demonstrate how certain punks maintain a peripheral attachment to the scene while responding the new burdens of adulthood and parenthood.
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