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Proceedings of the International Conference on Culture and Language in Southeast Asia (ICCLAS 2017)

ISLAMIC VALUES IN RELIGIOUS CHILDREN BOOKS IN INDONESIA

Authors
Murti Bunanta, Ida Farida
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Murti Bunanta
Keywords
Islamic publisher, Islamic values, Islamic Morality, Morality, Brave Muslim female, religious story books
Abstract
During the last two decades, the numbers of religious books in Indonesia are growing and becomes a good business for many publishers whether for Muslim or Christian teaching. One of the reasons is that parents see this kind of books can be used for moral teaching and language learning due to many published bilingual Indonesian and English. This paper attempts to see what Islamic values were offered in the religious story books published by Mizan Publishing. Mizan is one of the most prominent Muslim Publishers in Indonesia. Mizan publishing established in 1983 and has started having children and young adult books division, DAR! Mizan, in 1992. This publishing house produced various formats and themes, such as stories about prophets, brave Muslim characters, stories that encourage children to become good Muslim, and books on self-help, etc. The method of the study uses content analysis approach which allows analysing the text content of religious story books and presenting the various themes related to Islamic values. The sample of the story books are taken from Murti Bunanta's private children books library collection. This study only chooses brave Muslim female story. Those story books then are scrutinized under Islamic values, The result of this study shown that not only the religious books have rich Islamic values but they are also delivered in a friendly way. The princesses are not always having Islamic names and they are not either portrayed having perfect body or good behaviour but they can accept their deficiency and learn from their mistakes. Though these books are mainly intended for girls, they can be read by boys because of their content also appeal to boys like adventure, humour, and knowledge. Those books are also potentially to be translated into different languages with some adjustment for wider audiences.
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@inproceedings{Bunanta2017,
  title={ISLAMIC VALUES IN RELIGIOUS CHILDREN BOOKS IN INDONESIA},
  author={Bunanta, Murti and Farida, Ida},
  year={2017},
  booktitle={International Conference on Culture and Language in Southeast Asia (ICCLAS 2017)},
  issn={2352-5398},
  isbn={978-94-6252-462-0},
  url={http://dx.doi.org/10.2991/icclas-17.2018.19},
  doi={10.2991/icclas-17.2018.19},
  publisher={Atlantis Press}
}
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