Salafi Movement in Minangkau Community: The Multicultural Education and Local Wisdom

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Taufiqurrahman Taufiqurrahman, Ismail Suardi Wekke,Mahmud Mahmud, Sudarman Sudarman,


This article aimed to respond to multiculturalism based on local wisdom and the Salafi movement in Minangkabau to stem Islamophobia. Through a phenomenological and analytical approach, the various issues were considered originating from the intellectual unrest and the Minangkabau community in a contextual-interpretative form. This study obtained interesting findings, namely that multicultural local wisdom in addition to being accommodative, integrative, and showing mutually reinforcing relationships, is also lending to the social, intellectual, and emotional behavior of the Minangkabau community, and can stem Islamophobia. Meanwhile, Salafi groups, which are pro-religion minus custom, have an exclusive, dichotomous, and textual view, do not create multicultural attitudes, and often lead to anti-Islamic sentiments. This article established the argument that the analysis of multicultural local wisdom can present social situations and provided an analogy to an open and dynamic situation in a more comprehensive manner; the link between the two is represented through an unlimited wealth of local wisdom treasures. These findings also showed that the contextualization of local wisdom to stem Islamophobia has been working without friction. Conversely, new movements that have emerged recently, such as Salafi, can become a multicultural threat. Therefore, it is imperative to reaffirm ABS-SBK through its instruments, which in turn can provide answers to current problems.

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