The Identity of Piety in the Digital Age (Study of the Use of Religious Symbols in Social Media)

  • Abdul Muiz Amir IAIN Kendari

Abstract

This article is a study of the use of religious symbols on social media that the authors associate with the concept of religious identity. This study targets some dakwah content that has become a trend in social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. The author uses a phenomenological approach as a basis for conducting social analysis, so that the phenomenon of the rise of the use of religious symbols on social media can be manifested well. The result of this study confirm about the indication of the use of religious symbols as an imaging tool from among literalists. Some content also indicates the existence of economic motives in the use of these symbols. I see the phenomenon is part of the symbolic expressions of certain groups in portraying their godly identity through social media

References

Ahmadi, Dadi, and Nova Yohana. “Konstruksi Jilbab Sebagai Simbol Keislaman.” MediaTor: Jurnal Komunikasi 8, no. 2 (2007): 235–248.
Amir, Abdul Muiz, Danial, and Syamsuddin. “Facebooker: Penista Agama Dimaafkan, Fatwa Ulama Diabaikan (Studi Living Qur’an QS. Al-Isra’/17:36).” In Religion Society & Social Media, 1:1–17. Yogyakarta: Depublish, 2018.
Anam, Khairul. “Radikalisme di Dunia Maya: Menemukan Tuhan di Mesin Pencarian.” Empirisma Jurnal Pemikiran dan Kebudayaan Islam 26, no. 1 (2017): 1–12.
Arfiko, Y. “Pengaruh Pesan Dakwah pada Channel Youtube Yufid. Tv terhadap Motivasi Belajar Ilmu Agama Islam.” Jurnal Online Mahasiswa (JOM) Bidang Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik 5 (2018): 1–8.
Aribowo, Eric Kunto. “Aspek-Aspek Linguistis Penanda Identitas Religi: Selayang Pandang Masyarakat Tutur Jawa Muslim.” In Seminar Nasional Dan Launching ADOBSI. Surakarta: Asosiasi Dosen Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia (ADOBSI), 2015.
Aribowo, Eric Kunto, and Nanik Herawati. “Pemilihan Nama Arab Sebagai Strategi Manajemen Identitas Di Antara Keluarga Jawa Muslim.” PROSIDING PRASASTI 1, no. 1 (2016): 270–277.
Basyarahil, Haikal. “Kewajiban Menutup Aurat Dan Batasannya.” Al-Manhaj.or.Id. Last modified 2015. Accessed January 7, 2019. https://almanhaj.or.id/4114-kewajiban-menutup-aurat-dan-batasannya.html.
Cassirer, Ernest. An Essay on Man on Introduction to a Philosopy of Human Culture. New York: New Heaven, 1994.
Erricker, Clive. “Phenomenological Approaches.” In Approaches to The Study of Religion, edited by Peter Connoly. Reprinted. London: The Continum International Publishing Group, 2006.
Geertz, Cliffort. Kebudayaan Dan Agama. Edited by Francisco Budi Hardiman. Yogyakarta: Kanisius, 1992.
Ghani, Hakim. “No Title.” Detik.Com. Last modified 2018. Accessed January 8, 2019. https://news.detik.com/berita-jawa-barat/d-4288587/begini-kronologi-pembakaran-bendera-di-hari-santri-versi-uus.
Hanafi, Muchlis M. “Integrasi Ilmu Dalam Perspektif Al-Qur ’ an.” Suhuf: Jurnal Pengkajian Al-Qur’an dan Budaya 3, no. 2 (2010): 175–191.
Hasbiansyah, O. “Pendekatan Fenomenologi: Pengantar Praktik Penelitian Dalam Ilmu Sosial Dan Komunikasi.” Mediator: Jurnal Komunikasi 9, no. 1 (2008): 163–180.
Iqbal, Asep Muhammad. “Agama Dan Adopsi Media Baru: Penggunaan Internet Oleh Gerakan Salafisme Di Indonesia.” Jurnal Komunikasi Indonesia 2, no. 2 (2013): 77–87.
Isnaini, Ahmad. “Kekerasan Atas Nama Agama: Perpektif Politik.” JSP: Jurnal Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik 13, no. 1 (2009): 1–19.
Liang Gie, The. Dictionary of Logic. Yogyakarta: Karya Kencana, 1975.
Mahmuddin. “Dakwah Kontemporer Dan Radikalisme Agama Di Bulukumba.” Al-Ulum 16, no. 2 (2016): 454–473.
Mujib, Abdul. “Pendekatan Fenomenologi Dalam Studi Islam.” Al-Tadzkiyyah: Jurnal Pendidikan Islam 6, no. 1 (2015): 167–183.
Ng, Al-Zastrouw. Gerakan Islam Simbolik: Politik Kepentingan FPI. Edited by Fuad Mustafid. Cet. II. Yogyakarta: LKIS, 2013.
Nindito, Stefanus. “Fenomenologi Alfred Schutz : Studi Tentang Konstruksi Makna Dan Realitas Dalam Ilmu Sosial.” Jurnal Ilmu Komunikasi 2, no. 1 (2005): 79–95.
Peursen, Van C.A. Strategi Kebudayaan. Yogyakarta: Kanisius, 1976.
Putra, Heddy Shri Ahimsa. “Fenomenologi Agama : Pendekatan Fenomenologi Untuk Memahami Agama.” Jurnal Walisongo 20, no. 2 (2012): 271–304.
Rahadi, Dedi Rianto. “Perilaku Pengguna Dan Informasi Hoax Di Media Sosial.” Jurnal Manajemen dan Kewirausahaan (2017).
Ramm, Andrew. “The Top 500 Sites on the Web.” Alexa Internet, Inc. Last modified 2018. Accessed January 7, 2019. https://www.alexa.com/topsites/category/World/Bahasa_Indonesia/Masyarakat/Agama/Islam.
Rozi, Achmad Bahrur. “Radikalisme Dan Penyimpangan Ideologi Gerakan Salafi.” Empirisma Jurnal Pemikiran dan Kebudayaan Islam 26, no. 1 (2017): 107–116.
Sari, Annisa Novia, and Adi Bayu Muhadian. “Perilaku Komunikasi Pelaku Hijrah (Studi Fenomenologi Pelaku Hijrah Dalam Shift Gerakan Pemuda Hijrah Di Kota Bandung).” Jurnal Linimasa 1, no. 1 (2018): 1–12.
Snelson, Chareen L. “Qualitative and Mixed Methods Social Media Research: A Review of Literature.” International Journal of Qualitative Methods 20, no. 17 (2016): 1–15.
Sobur, Alex. Semiotika Komunikasi. Bandung: Remaja Rosdakarya, 2003.
Usman, Fadly. “Efektivitas Penggunaan Media Online Sebagai Sarana Dakwah.” Jurnal Ekonomi dan Dakwah Islam (Al-Tsiqoh) 1, no. 01 (2016): 1–8.
Published
2019-06-21
How to Cite
AMIR, Abdul Muiz. The Identity of Piety in the Digital Age (Study of the Use of Religious Symbols in Social Media). Islamic Studies Journal for Social Transformation, [S.l.], p. 37-55, june 2019. ISSN 2615-1286. Available at: <http://e-journal.iainpekalongan.ac.id/index.php/isjoust/article/view/1947>. Date accessed: 25 june 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.28918/isjoust.v3i1.1947.
Section
Articles