THE MUHAMMADIYAH CRITICISM AGAINST MAWLID TRADITION OVER CENTURIES

Muhammad As'ad

Abstract


This article seeks to find the change of the stand of the Muhammadiyah on the practice of the mawlid celebration. It will observe through the publication of the Muhammadiyah especially its monthly magazine of Suara Muhammadiyah. In addition, this paper will also use some opinions of the early scholars of the Muhammadiyah in the same topic. To analyze the change, this paper will use the proposed analysis of Talal Asad of discursive tradition. In the conclusion, the paper determines that the change of the stand of the Muhammadiyah on the mawlid is influenced by several factors especially the dominant political and power relations in specific time and place which determine the discourse of the mawlid criticism of the Muhammadiyah.

Keywords


Muhammadiyah; the mawlid tradition; the mawlid criticisim

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DOI: 10.15642/JIIS.2019.13.2.350-372

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