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

Research Article

Barakong: Cultural Sufism in the A'burangga Tradition to the Bantaeng Kings' Descendant

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305070,
        author={Muh.  Subair and Saprillah  Saprillah and Idham  Idham and Abu  Muslim},
        title={Barakong: Cultural Sufism in the A'burangga Tradition to the Bantaeng Kings' Descendant},
        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={a'burangga barakong manuscript sufi poetry local traditions},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305070}
    }
    
  • Muh. Subair
    Saprillah Saprillah
    Idham Idham
    Abu Muslim
    Year: 2021
    Barakong: Cultural Sufism in the A'burangga Tradition to the Bantaeng Kings' Descendant
    ISRL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305070
Muh. Subair1,*, Saprillah Saprillah1, Idham Idham1, Abu Muslim1
  • 1: Balai Penelitian dan Pengembangan Agama Makassar
*Contact email: ingatbair@gmail.com

Abstract

This article talks about Sufi traditions synthesized into a local tradition, it is called barakong and taken from the manuscripts brought by the first qadhi Bantaeng, who was a kind of justice minister in the local kingdom. Barakong not only has a Sufism meaning but has also reproduced its meaning by users of its tradition as something that can bring blessings, as a prayer to avoid wickedness, and prophet history dissemination. This meaning shows a religious expression that is accommodating to local culture and is a characteristic of the Sufi culture that has spread throughout the archipelago since the beginning of Islam. The encounter with the Sufi Barakong tradition and the local a'burangga tradition shows the role of qadhi as a guardian of Islam that is friendly to local culture. Sufi tradition is identified as a religious characteristic known as Islamic culture.