Virtual Preaching Activism In Indonesia: Social Media, Politic of Piety, New Ulama, and Democracy

  • Muhammad Said UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta


This paper problematize the dynamic of contemporary virtual preacher’s role  in Indonesia, and  its boarder religious, cultural, social and political impact. certainly the new media and social networks has been given to the preacher as a povital social figure, a cultural broker, and an authoritative interpreter of religion. The current phenomena ofthe rise of social media in da'wa participation has a significant impact on the socio-political life in Indonesian society. The production of religious knowledge through the virtual preaching  activism is in-line with discourse battles, contestation of authority and  politics. This phenomenon also gives an impact on the internal relations among Muslims, and between religious communities as well. Therefore, by using ethnografical social-media analysis this paper try to examine some research questions below: (1) what the social media can tell us regarding the shifting from traditional religious knowledge to electronic religious knowledge? (2) how the new ulama develop his Authority in network society era? (3) how the politic of piety deal with democracy?


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How to Cite
SAID, Muhammad. Virtual Preaching Activism In Indonesia: Social Media, Politic of Piety, New Ulama, and Democracy. JURNAL PENELITIAN, [S.l.], p. 1-14, feb. 2020. ISSN 2541-6944. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 01 oct. 2020.