Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Religious Life, ISRL 2020, 2-5 November 2020, Bogor, Indonesia

Research Article

Phenomenon of Umrah Backpacker Implementation: Case Studies in Bekasi and Bogor

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305065,
        author={Fakhruddin  M and Achmad  Ubaidillah},
        title={Phenomenon of Umrah Backpacker Implementation: Case Studies in Bekasi and Bogor},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Religious Life, ISRL 2020, 2-5 November 2020, Bogor, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ISRL},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={umrah backpacker regulations term definition problem},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305065}
    }
    
  • Fakhruddin M
    Achmad Ubaidillah
    Year: 2021
    Phenomenon of Umrah Backpacker Implementation: Case Studies in Bekasi and Bogor
    ISRL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305065
Fakhruddin M1,*, Achmad Ubaidillah2
  • 1: Center for Research and Development Ministry of Religious Affairs of The Republic of Indonesia
  • 2: Center for Pesantren Studies Jl. Pagentongan, No. 28 Pesantren Al-Falak Kota Bogor
*Contact email: Oedein@gmail.com

Abstract

The Umrah backpacker becomes an interesting phenomenon in Indonesia along with the limited hajj quota and the increasing enthusiasm to carry out Umrah. At first, Umrah backpacker was seen by some as illegal. The view arises because its practice is considered not to follow the procedures set by the Indonesian government through the Directorate of Hajj and Umrah, the Ministry of Religious Affairs. However, this study found that the Umrah backpacker pilgrim does not perform the worship independently. They still officially register through travel parties that already have permission to hold Umrah services. The polemic of Umrah backpacker practices and regulations cannot be separated from the definition of “Umrah Backpacker” which has not been agreed upon by the parties concerned and causes confusion. Therefore, the term’s definition is very important to look for.