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

Research Article

Internet of Religion: Islam and New Media Construction of Religious Movements in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291750,
        author={M Pabbajah and H Jubba and R N Widyanti and T H Pabbajah and S Iribaram},
        title={Internet of Religion: Islam and New Media Construction of Religious Movements in Indonesia},
        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={construction new media religious movements},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291750}
    }
    
  • M Pabbajah
    H Jubba
    R N Widyanti
    T H Pabbajah
    S Iribaram
    Year: 2020
    Internet of Religion: Islam and New Media Construction of Religious Movements in Indonesia
    AICIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-10-2019.2291750
M Pabbajah1,*, H Jubba2, R N Widyanti1, T H Pabbajah3, S Iribaram4
  • 1: Universitas Teknologi Yogyakarta, Jl. Siliwangi, 163, Sleman, Yogyakarta
  • 2: Islamic Politics-Political Science, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
  • 3: Institut Agama Islam Negeri Parepare, Jl. Amal Bhakti No.8, Bukit Harapan,Parepare, Sulawesi Selatan 91131Sulawesi Selatan
  • 4: Institus Agama Islam Negeri Fattahul Muluk Jayapura, Papua
*Contact email: mustaqim_pabbajah@uty.ac.id

Abstract

Religious mediation has become a new discourse in today's digital industry society. This is inseparable from various forms of online media that can be accessed openly through new media, including the consumption of religious teachings and understanding. This paper discusses the construction of new media on the dynamics of religious movements in Indonesia, by observing the use of social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are consumed massively in the middle of religious communities in Indonesia. This writing is based on observations with a netnographic approach in online media with qualitative descriptive research methods. This paper shows that the intensity of moderate religious movements taking place in the digital age has increased. This is related to the intensity of new consumption media that construct the realization of religious movements that give color to the online media. Also, information disclosure and calls for mass mobilization through new media have implications in a massive religious movement.