Aswaja In Frames Political Ideology and Democracy (Interpretation Asjawa in Eyes Politicians NU)

Abd. Halim


Interpret the concept of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah (Aswaja) is not simple. Background and interests of the signifying (interpretor) is the cause of the emergence of complexity Aswaja meaning, including also when an elite organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) Aswaja interpret concepts, and apply it to the practical politics. The aims of this study were to determine the interpretation of the frame Aswaja political ideology, democracy, and leadership. The research method used is qualitative interviews with politicians directly at NU various political parties in Indonesia. The results showed that according to the politicians there are three groups of elite NU in interpreting and applying for Aswaja; 1) the formalist who tends to interpret the concept of Aswaja as a certain formula, which can be referred to as a concrete shape to the historical past, 2) tend to understand the concept of functionalist Aswaja as a guide to live in a society, nation and state, and 3) contextualist which tends to limit Aswaja understanding the value's ??ness. All three variants of the above elite NU affiliated to the political parties who felt able to accommodate interpretive truth of each, such as PPP, PKNU, PKB, and PKS.

Keywords: aswaja, elite NU, formalist, functionalist, contextualist.

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