Muhtar, Fathurrahman (2021) Religious symbols and the maintenance of social harmony in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Fikrah: Jurnal Ilmu Aqidah dan Studi Keagamaan, 9 (1). pp. 85-104. ISSN 2476-9649

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Abstract

Symbols have been a crucial part of all religions in the world for they can represent religious values, ideas, and events. This study seeks to examine the meaning of religious symbols in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and their role in maintaining socio-religious harmony in the region. Qualitative and interpretative in nature, data collection techniques in this study were carried out through interviews, observation, and documentation. Meanwhile, data analysis employed a grounded theory design. The results of this study indicate that the symbols of religious pluralism are visible on the Pura Meru (next to the Nurul Falah mosque), on the statues of various religious figures at the Pura Mayura, and on the Pura Lingsar, a home for an ancient building called Kemalik. These symbols have been recognized as common properties of Hindus and Muslims and as places to get blessings. There is also the Topat War festival which is a legacy of Muslim and Hindu traditions used as a medium to pour out any form of anger among religious adherents and then end with peace. Those symbols are believed to be able to foster togetherness and harmony in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. In general, these religious symbols have made Cakranegara and Lingsar peaceful areas free from religious conflicts to date.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam; Hindu; religious symbols; social harmony; temples
Subjects: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and management > 050208 Native People Environmental Knowledge
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and management > 050210 Indonesian Peoples Environmental Knowledge
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Indonesian Cultural Studies
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220402 Comparative Religious Studies
Divisions: Program Pascasarjana > Program Studi Magister Pendidikan Agama Islam
Depositing User: Dr Fathurrahman Muhtar
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 07:12
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 07:12
URI: http://repository.uinmataram.ac.id/id/eprint/577

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