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

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The Role of the Mosque and the Implementation of the Wasatiyya Concept in Islam: Understanding its Socialization and the Role of the State (Case Studies of the four Mosques: Baitul Ridwan and Ar-Rahman in Bogor and Al-Mujahidin and Al-Istiqomah in South Tangerang)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305074,
        author={Suhanah  Suhanah and Lukmanul  Hakim},
        title={The Role of the Mosque and the Implementation of the Wasatiyya Concept in Islam: Understanding its Socialization and the Role of the State (Case Studies of the four Mosques: Baitul Ridwan and Ar-Rahman in Bogor and Al-Mujahidin and Al-Istiqomah in South Tangerang)},
        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={wasatiyya concept socialization and the role of the state},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305074}
    }
    
  • Suhanah Suhanah
    Lukmanul Hakim
    Year: 2021
    The Role of the Mosque and the Implementation of the Wasatiyya Concept in Islam: Understanding its Socialization and the Role of the State (Case Studies of the four Mosques: Baitul Ridwan and Ar-Rahman in Bogor and Al-Mujahidin and Al-Istiqomah in South Tangerang)
    ISRL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-11-2020.2305074
Suhanah Suhanah1,*, Lukmanul Hakim1
  • 1: Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta
*Contact email: suhanahkosim@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper is about the role of the mosque and the implementation of the Wasatiyya concept in Islam. This paper tries to analyse how is the socialization of the concept is implemented. The Mosque has a significant role in promoting Islamic values. In the early period of Islam. Therefore, the Mosque becomes very important in Muslims society. This paper will look at closely the role of the mosque in promoting the concept of Wasatiyya because Islam is often portrayed as an intolerant religion for the concept of Jihad Islam has. The concept of Jihad is misunderstood by many people both from Muslims themselves and that of the outsiders. Therefore, the concept of Islamic moderation known as Wasatiya should be socialized widely in order to give the right information about Islam. The method of this research is qualitative by conducting in depth interview with the managements of the mosque and observation to the field work as well as library research. This paper’s finding shows the problem of socialization from the government. The concept of Wasatiyya is not widely known theoretically by most of the people who manage the mosques. However, the implementation of Islamic teachings in a moderate way has been practiced for a long time. Most of the people are more familiar with the terms Islam as Rahmatan lil alamin. Therefore, the socialization of the concept should be implemented wisely.