Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Strategic and Global Studies, ICSGS 2019, 6-7 November 2019, Sari Pacific, Jakarta, Indonesia

Research Article

Indonesian Transnational Community in the Middle East: The Case of Gontor Alumni Association

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.6-11-2019.2297301,
        author={Dhita Ayomi Purwaningtyas and Muhamad  Syauqillah},
        title={Indonesian Transnational Community in the Middle East: The Case of Gontor Alumni Association},
        proceedings={Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Strategic and Global Studies, ICSGS 2019, 6-7 November 2019, Sari Pacific, Jakarta, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICSGS},
        year={2020},
        month={11},
        keywords={gontor middle east pesantren santri transnationalism},
        doi={10.4108/eai.6-11-2019.2297301}
    }
    
  • Dhita Ayomi Purwaningtyas
    Muhamad Syauqillah
    Year: 2020
    Indonesian Transnational Community in the Middle East: The Case of Gontor Alumni Association
    ICSGS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.6-11-2019.2297301
Dhita Ayomi Purwaningtyas1,*, Muhamad Syauqillah1
  • 1: School of Strategic and Global Studies, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: dhitaayomi@gmail.com

Abstract

Santri is a term for pesantren students. During the rise of the Islamic movement, santri are still the mainstream of the ideal Muslim community's identity. Pesantren Gontor was considered successful in educating its students. Evidenced by the alumni as national figures, intellectuals, and religious leaders scattered in Indonesia and throughout the world. There are monitoring and guidance to maintain some of the values of Gontor after Gontor Alumni graduated. Pondok Modern Family Association (IKPM) is the organization responsible for this maintenance. This research will discuss how Gontor through IKPM maintains the value of santri in the Middle East that is considered vulnerable to Islamic issues. This paper uses the theory of transnationalism and the qualitative method through interviews and literature. The results of this study are the mission of IKPM to maintain the values of santri through social activities, education, preaching, publications, and economic endeavors. In the Middle East case, the role of IKPM is very prominent in the field of education. The collaboration between Gontor and several universities in the Middle East ease alumni to continue their studies