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

Innovative Way of Indonesian Muslim Millennial to Memorize the Qur’an: (Qur’an-Memo Community and the Making of Virtual Social Network)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295489,
        author={Mohamad  Sobirin},
        title={Innovative Way of Indonesian Muslim Millennial to Memorize the Qur’an: (Qur’an-Memo Community and the Making of Virtual Social Network)},
        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={qur’an-memo community; memorizing the qur’an (tahfiz); indonesian muslim millennial; social network},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295489}
    }
    
  • Mohamad Sobirin
    Year: 2020
    Innovative Way of Indonesian Muslim Millennial to Memorize the Qur’an: (Qur’an-Memo Community and the Making of Virtual Social Network)
    ICONQUHAS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-10-2018.2295489
Mohamad Sobirin1,*
  • 1: Department of Qur’anic Studies UIN Walisongo Semarang
*Contact email: mohamadsobirin@walisongo.ac.id

Abstract

This study aims to answer important questions on the new phenomenon of memorizing the Qur'an practiced by Indonesian Muslim millennial who make use of android based application as tools to preserve the Qur’an i.e. This app comes to innovate several aspects of the Qur'an memorizing tradition in Indonesia; (1) Integrating the tradition of memorizing the Qur'an with information technology, is the prominent reason to create this app to be compatible with "digital literate Muslims generation" who desire to commit the Qur'an into memory, (2) Method, this app offers new method of memorizing the Qur'an which called as linear method, recording, and puzzles, (3) Social networking, this app provides a service connecting all users which possibly would like give comments and corrections each other over their each own memorization (4) Corrections, in addition to services to provide feedback among fellow memorizers, there is also a corrective service guided by an ustaz who has mastered the Qur'an memorization in monthly paid mode. This correction service shows that although the way of memorizing the Qur'an seems new and innovative, it still holds the basic principle of the tradition of memorizing the Qur'an; the direct correction addressed by the experts of the Qur'an to users who perform the Qur'an memorizing.