Al-A'raf : Jurnal Pemikiran Islam dan Filsafat
Vol 17, No 2 (2020)

UGA SUNDANESE AHMADIYYA: LOCALITY OF MAHDIISM IN WEST JAVA

Rohmana, Jajang A (Unknown)



Article Info

Publish Date
23 Dec 2020

Abstract

Studies on Ahmadiyah have been very extensive both in their focuses and approaches. However, few scholars consider local culture as an important means of the Ahmadiyya movement. This study focuses on the use of local culture in the form of uga in the Sundanese Ahmadiyya tradition. Uga is an oral tradition of  ancestor mystical prophecy in Sunda on the coming  of an important change in a situation of crisis. This is an ethnographic study of the Sundanese uga among Ahmadiyya followers in Kuningan, Tasikmalaya, and Bandung. The uga of Ahmadiyya is then analyzed using an interpretive approach. This study shows that there are at least six ugas of Ahmadiyya in Bandung, Garut, Singaparna, Tasikmalaya, Ciamis, and Manislor Kuningan. These ugas represent a symbolic meeting point between the expectations of Sundanese on the change of a situation with the messianic beliefs in Ahmadiyya. Ugas can shape the experience, identity and strengthen the roots of mystical ideology of Ahmadiyya in Sundanese people. Hereby, the case of ugaSundanese Ahmadiyya is a strategy of acculturation of local culture which added other categorization  in the context of Ahmadiyya movement in various countries around the world.

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al-araf

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Religion Arts Humanities Social Sciences

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AL-A’RAF: Jurnal Pemikiran Islam dan Filsafat is a peer-reviewed journal published by Faculty of Ushuluddin and Dakwah, IAIN Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. It dedicates as public space to develop and promote Islamic thought, idea, and philosophy based on the original research and current ...