Revitalization of Mosque Role and Function Through Development of “Posdaya” in the View of Structuration Theory

Mufidah Ch


Since the time of the Prophet Mosque was established to function as the center of community empowerment. The role of the mosque is very vast and infinite, but in its development, the function of the mosque increasingly minimalist and exclusive only to worship “mahdlah”. Some literature that talks about the mosque more to do with the physical building, architecture, management of mosques around each routine internal management. Utilization of the mosque as a cultural field has not fully empowering the people of synergies with the development of Muslim society in the interests of balance between this world and the hereafter. Arrogant impression of the mosque can be considered in some cases as indifference to unemployment, juvenile delinquency, public health, neglect of the poor congregation, maintenance of environmental and social pathologies. If the mosque is a charity providing assistance not only assisting the congregation's independence and be sustainable. A number of mosques in Indonesia has made efforts to empower the people, but the majority of mosques do not have the synergy and networking with various parties. Post family empowerment, hereinafter called "Posdaya", which is performed based on the mosque is one strategy to restore the role and function of the mosque as early era of Islam that mosques could make the maximum contribution to religious social problem. Through social structuration theory, this strategy is expected to deliver every family can carry out its functions to the harmonious family, prosperous and independent.

Keywords: Mosque, revitalization, “Posdaya”, structuration.

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