Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology, ICONQUHAS & ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia

Research Article

The Role of Government in Preservation and Distribution of Muslim Scripture: From Written to Digital Quran

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295463,
        author={Widyawati  Widyawati and Munir  Munir},
        title={The Role of Government in Preservation and Distribution of Muslim Scripture: From Written to Digital Quran},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology,  ICONQUHAS \& ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONQUHAS},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={quran government lpmq digital quran tashih},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295463}
    }
    
  • Widyawati Widyawati
    Munir Munir
    Year: 2020
    The Role of Government in Preservation and Distribution of Muslim Scripture: From Written to Digital Quran
    ICONQUHAS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295463
Widyawati Widyawati1,*, Munir Munir2
  • 1: UIN Sunan Gunung Djati, Faculty of Sharia and Law, Bandung, Indonesia
  • 2: UIN Sunan Gunung Djati, Faculty of Ushuluddin, Bandung, Indonesia
*Contact email: vidyamoenir@gmail.com

Abstract

Indonesia is a country with the most populous Muslim in the world. However, this country is not based on Islam; rather it prefers to be a Pancasila state. This fact, no doubt, leads to a question of how the state manages the religious life of its majority citizen, especially in terms of their scripture, al-Quran. This research raises such question, with specific reference to government policies in terms of preservation and distribution of the Quranic text. This research concludes that although it is not from the very beginning, the state had indeed concern about the policies of preservation and distribution of Quranic text. Those policies took form in regulations and provisions that bind all interest-parties in order to preserve and venerate the Quran. To arrive at the conclusion above, this research used content analysis method accompanied with several approaches. As for the data, this research utilized primary and secondary sources gathered through different methods. The data collection was conducted through library research and interview with those competents in the field, especially the officials at Committee of Correction of Quranic Text (Lajnah Pentashihan Mushaf Al-Quran, LPMQ).