The Use of “Islam Wasathiyyah” at Muhammadiyah University of Surabaya to Create a World Peace



The clash of contemporary thoughts in both Islam and other religions often creates various tensions. The emergence of religious radicalism, religious fundamentalism, religious liberalism, has contributed significantly to the emergence of acts of violence, and at its highest point showed the result in the destruction of the system of life in this world. Religious radicalism and religious fundamentalism have occurred in various parts of the world, all of religion for Jewish, Christian and Islamic. Especially about Islam, there is often misunderstanding about Islam, both among "westerners" and some non-Muslims in "the east". This misunderstanding is caused by several factors, among others, in the first, lack of understanding of Islamic teachings. In the second that was the consequences of a form of conspiracy against the teachings of Islam. It is undeniable that when upholding Islam on earth this is a tremendous challenge, both from the internal of this people and external. External forces in disrupting the validity of Islamic teachings are very intense, which Allah has described in a simple manner in the Qur'an, "Jews and Christians were not willing (happy) for you until you follow their religion. This research attempts to analyze the religious reality that occurs among Muslims, especially in Indonesia.Islam Wasathiyyah was an inspirational new tag for the growth of a moderate, polite and peaceful understanding of Islam. In the Muhammadiyah perspective, Islam Wasathiyyah was understood as "Progressive Islam". This study took a case study at Muhammadiyah University of Surabaya, namely: How about the application of Islam Wasathiyyah at Muhammadiyah University of Surabaya to realize a world peace? The result, it could be explained that Islam Wasathiyyah or Islamic moderation, in the perspective of Muhammadiyah is called Islamic moderation (Progressive Islam) that was the right alternative solution to be socialized to the people and nation of Indonesia, and even become the basic capital for achieving Peace of the World.

Keywords: Islam Wasathiyyah, Muhammadiyah, World peace, Moslem, Radicalism.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-18-06

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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