Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Digital Engagement of Indonesian Millennials in the Prism of the Scripture, Social Media, and Religious Practices

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291735,
        author={T  Purwanto},
        title={Digital Engagement of Indonesian Millennials in the Prism of the Scripture, Social Media, and Religious Practices},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 19th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies, AICIS 2019, 1-4 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={AICIS},
        year={2020},
        month={2},
        keywords={digital engagement indonesian millennials scripture social media and religious practices},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291735}
    }
    
  • T Purwanto
    Year: 2020
    Digital Engagement of Indonesian Millennials in the Prism of the Scripture, Social Media, and Religious Practices
    AICIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291735
T Purwanto1,*
  • 1: IAIN Syaikh Abdurrahman Siddik Bangka Belitung, Indonesia
*Contact email: tinggalpurwanto81@gmail.com

Abstract

The Qur'an is believed to be the greatest miracle of all time since its inception in the 14th Century ago. Reading and understanding of the Qur'an has given various religious practices that are sacred and practiced in various layers of Muslim society, local to international. Among millennial Muslims, religious practices based on the Qur'an develop dynamically through social media. With social media, millennial Muslim generations from various regions utilize it to build and maintain religious practices based on the Qur'an. This phenomenon shows that the Qur'an has been brought to life through social media, for example by learning, memorizing, and understanding of the Qur'an practiced through Facebook groups, Whatsapp groups, etc. Based on this phenomenon, this study reveals the millennial Muslim religious attitudes towards the Qur'an, what applications are used by millennial Muslim generations to bring the Qur'an to life in daily life, and what are the Qur'an-based religious practices formed through social media.