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Salafi Dakwah and the Dissemination of Islamic Puritanism In Indonesia: A Case Study of the Radio of Rodja

  • Ayang Utriza Yakin (Scopus ID = 57156477200) State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta, Indonesia; Research Institute of ‘Religions, Spiritualities, Cultures, Societies’ (RSCS), Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Abstract

The article examines Islamic proselytization (dakwah) on Rodja Radio by Salafi preachers (dai). The radio program targets not only Salafis but also non-Salafi Muslims in general. It seeks to analyze the content of dakwah aired by Radio Rodja 756 AM., the leading Salafi radio station located in Cileungsi, Bogor, West Java. This article focuses mainly on current legal, social, and political issues of the Salafi dakwah. The dakwah aired by Rodja Radio intends to encourage the Muslim ummah to return to the way of life that strictly follows the tradition of the Prophet Muhammad and the first three generations of Muslims. The Salafi radio station propagates Islamic puritanism that in many ways contradicts modern values. Rodja Radio preachers demonstrate their reluctance to embrace modern ideas, such as democracy, human rights, women’s rights, and to some extent, art and education. This article reveals that the radio serves as a public sphere where the Salafis disseminate ‘Islamic Puritanism’ on Indonesian air.

Keywords: Salafi, RODJA Radio station, Puritanism, Indonesian Islam, Modernism

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Interview

Interview with KH. Manarul Hidayah on 22nd January 2016,

Interview with Ustadh Abu Yahya Badrussalam on Thursday, around June-August 2016.

Interview with Ustadh Ali Sobirin on 17th February 2016

Interview with Ustadh Dian Sudiana Fawwaz on Wednesday, 29 June 2016.

Interview with Ustadh Muhammad Husni Thamrin on 17th February 2016

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Interview with Ustadhah Afifah on 20th February 2016,

Interviews with KH. Abdul Manan Ghani on 8th March 2016,

Radio

Rodja Radio broadcast on on Friday, 15 January 2016, from around 17.20 to 17.40.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Saturday, 16 January 2016.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Monday, 25 January 2016, from around 08.30 - 09.00.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Thursday, 28 January 2016, from around 06.45 to 07.15.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Thursday, 4 February 2016, from around 17.00 to 17.40.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Friday, 12 February 2016, from around 15.00 - 15.45.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Saturday, 11 March 2016, from around 18.30 to 20.00.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Tuesday, 15 March 2016, from around 05.30 to 07.00.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Wednesday, 16 March 2016 (live) from around 10.00 to 11.00 and on Wednesday, 30 March 2016 (re-broadcasted) around 14.50.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Wednesday, 23 March 2016, from around 16.30 to 18.00.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Saturday, 26 March 2016, from around 08.00 to 09.00.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Wednesday, 6 April 2016, from around 05.30 to 07.00 am.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Monday, 11 April 2016, around 17.47.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Tuesday, 12 April, at about 19.25.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Wednesday, 13 April 2016.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, from around 18.30 to 19.00.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Monday, 30 May 2016, around 14.53.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Tuesday, 31 May 2016, around 06.00-07.00.

Rodja Radio broadcast on Sunday, 26 June 2016, afternoon (re-broadcasted).

Rodja Radio broadcast on Sunday, 26 June 2016, afternoon (direct).

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2018-12-18
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Yakin, A. (2018). Salafi Dakwah and the Dissemination of Islamic Puritanism In Indonesia: A Case Study of the Radio of Rodja. Ulumuna, 22(2), 205-236. https://doi.org/10.20414/ujis.v22i2.335
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