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From Oral to Written Dakwah: A Study on the Development of Preaching Methods in Indonesia

  1. Fakultas Dakwah dan Komunikas, UIN Sunan Gunung Djati, Jawa Barat 40614, Indonesia
Version 1 : Received: 11 August 2016 / Approved: 11 August 2016 / Online: 11 August 2016 (11:07:45 CEST)

How to cite: Agus Ahmad, S. From Oral to Written Dakwah: A Study on the Development of Preaching Methods in Indonesia. Preprints 2016, 2016080126 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0126.v1). Agus Ahmad, S. From Oral to Written Dakwah: A Study on the Development of Preaching Methods in Indonesia. Preprints 2016, 2016080126 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201608.0126.v1).

Abstract

Musabaqah Tilawatil Qurân (MTQ/Al Quran Reciting Competition) is often regarded as a big and important momentum for the process of Islamic preaching in Indonesia. It has even become a tradition for Indonesian people, although Al-Quran reciting is a common activity and a universal phenomenon in the Islamic world. In the MTQ event, the participants compete at various fields, including Tilawah (the art of reciting Al-Quran), Fahmil Qurân (comprehension of Al-Quran contents), and hifzul Qurân (memorization of Al-Quran verses). In 2003, a new field was initiated in the MTQ competition; i.e Musabaqah Makalah Ilmiah Al-Qurân (M2IQ/Al-Qurân Academic Writing Competition). Since its first exhibition on the 2003 Regional MTQ in West Java Province, and later on the 2008 National MTQ, the M2IQ, which is based on written-preach (dakwah bilkitabah), is considered as an innovation of preaching method in Indonesia. Islamic preaching (dakwah) in Indonesia has always been leaning heavily on the oral-preaching (dakwah bilisan) method, as represented by other fields contested in an MTQ. This development warrants a comprehensive study to understand what considerations underlying the emergence of M2IQ, how the process is, and what contributions it provides to the development of Islamic preaching in Indonesia. This study utilizes analytic-descriptive approach to discover the phenomenon. The findings indicate that M2IQ has accentuated the intellectual aspect of MTQ. In addition, M2IQ widens the spectrum of Al-Qurân preaching in Indonesia; opening a new chapter of Islamic preaching (dakwah) in the country.

Subject Areas

development; methods; oral preaching; written preaching; Dakwah; innovation

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