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The theology of Islamic moderation education in Singkawang, Indonesia: The city of tolerance

Lailial Muhtifah, Zaenuddin Hudi Prasojo, Sukman Sappe, Elmansyah Elmansyah
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 77, No 4 | a6552 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v77i4.6552 | © 2021 Lailial Muhtifah, Zaenuddin Hudi Prasojo, Sukman Sappe, Elmansyah Elmansyah | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 19 February 2021 | Published: 28 October 2021

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Lailial Muhtifah, Department of Islamic Educations, Faculty of Islamic Education and Teacher Trainning, IAIN Pontianak, Pontianak, Indonesia
Zaenuddin Hudi Prasojo, Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Ushuluddin, Adab and Dakwah, IAIN Pontianak, Pontianak, Indonesia
Sukman Sappe, Department of Islamic Educations, Faculty of Islamic Education and Teacher Trainning, IAIN Sorong, Papua Barat, Indonesia
Elmansyah Elmansyah, Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Ushuluddin, Adab and Dakwah, IAIN Pontianak, Pontianak, Indonesia


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Abstract

This article explores the trends in the implementation of Islamic moderation through aqidah and sharia in Singkawang, as it is considered the most tolerant city in Indonesia based on a research report published in 2019. Using grounded research analysis, the authors found three structured patterns: implementation strategies (as related to vision, mission, position, programme and impact), implementation processes (as related to main actors, levels of success and obstacles) and implementation patterns. This study shows that these strategies and methods, implemented through a flexible, straightforward and easy-to-implement model are relevant to the fundamental values of Islamic education and offer a means of forming a complete and comprehensive network. These implementation patterns encourage religious communities to develop and maintain healthy social relationships. Hopefully, such implementation patterns can be imitated and modified by policyholders to realise Islam rahmatanlil ‘alamin [as a blessing for all].

Contribution: Scholars in the fields may benefit from the findings of the research as it provides a new perspective of the Islamic educational moderation theory grounded from the field research. It argues that the practice of community tolerance, especially by the Muslims, has been based on the good understanding of the theology of Islamic education moderation. Education matters in the process of community peace building and in generating tolerance through the implementation of Islamic moderation values.


Keywords

Islamic moderation; Aqidah; Sharia; Islamic education; implementation patterns

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