Intellectual Reflection and Accommodation of Cultural Diversity as a Source of Muslim Culture in Indonesia

Ishomuddin .


Indonesia, Officially the Republic of Indonesia, is an archipelago country in Southeast Asia. It has 248.216.193 popolation. Indonesia consists of 17.000 islands, mainlands are Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi,  Lombok, Bali and many smaller islands. There are 250 tribes with about 400 local languages. Moslems is the most widely-practiced religion in Indonesia, with 86.1 % of the resident population declaring themselves adherents at the most recent census. The next religions, in order of size, are Christianity, 5.7 %, Catolic, 3 %,  Hindu 1.8 %,  Buddhist  0.4 %, and other Faiths, 3 %. Because of this conditions, there are many differences and socio-cultural multicultural of that is expressively patterned either in individual or social life goup level. From this conditions, Islam in Indonesia influenced by that traditions. The differences of this position of socio-cultural influences the different understanding of Islam. Besides, this understanding is different depending upon the level of knowledge and personality (internal  and the influence of external conditions. The level of this understanding is progressively expressed on the behavior of Moslems.

Keywords: Culture, Diversity, intellectual

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