Javanese sufism and prophetic literature

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Abstract

Part of the Islamic literature furore in Indonesia is the discourse of Prophetic Literature, founded by Abdul Hadi W.M. The background of Prophetic Literature is Sufism. Other ingredients that formulated Prophetic Literature are mysticism, Javanese Sufism and perennial philosophies concerned with spiritual experience and human effort to gain the love of God. The ambitious objective of Prophetic Literature is to form a healthy environment in society through the purification of the souls of the readers. It also aims to energize the spirit of the colonized people in the East through promoting good deeds and kindness whilst preventing corruption and wickedness. Prophetic Literature prioritized the human and re-positioned man as the Caliph of Allah. The fundamental and dominant theme of Prophetic Literature is monotheism. Prophetic Literature is not interested in any particular form, but it emphasizes traditional elements, such as the return to the roots of local culture, including Javanese Sufism, as it core sources. Similar to Sufi literature, the appearance of Prophetic Literature is shown through the use of symbols. Authors are measured by their ability to compose symbols, and to send hidden meanings in their works.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-208
Number of pages20
JournalCultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011

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Keywords

  • Abangan
  • Indonesian literature
  • Islamic literature
  • Javanese Sufism
  • mysticism
  • Prophetic Literature
  • Santri

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Javanese sufism and prophetic literature. / Musa, Mohd Faizal.

In: Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology, Vol. 8, No. 2, 01.12.2011, p. 189-208.

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