Proceedings of the International Conference on Qur'an and Hadith Studies (ICQHS 2017)

THE QUR'AN AND INDONESIAN COMMUNITY CULTURE: THE QUR'AN AS AN AMULET AMONG INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Authors
Masri Mansoer, Lilik Ummi Kaltsum, Yadi Mulyadi
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Masri Mansoer
Available Online November 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.39How to use a DOI?
Keywords
the Qur'an, amulet, verses muhafazhah (preservation), living Qur'an
Abstract

Amulet or also known as talisman is a writing material or a spell that is believed to have a miracle and can be used as an antidote to a disease. Indigenous Peoples of Wewengkon Kasepuhan Citorek Lebak-Banten West Java is one of the Indonesian community who believes that the burden of everyday life will be reduced by wearing an amulet. The amulets are usually worn on the house walls, hang on the door, or used as a necklace. Besides amulets, Wewengkon society also practices a charming debus. Debus is an art of traditional practice staging remarkable human ability includes immunity to sharp weapon and fire resistance that is believed originally from the holy book of the Qur'an. This research is very interesting because, firstly, the majority of Indigenous people Wewengkon Kasepuhan Citorek Lebak-Banten is a Muslim; Secondly, the amulet use a few verses in the Qur'an or hijaiyyah (Quranic alphabets). This research includes a living Qur'an study as an effort of certain communities to revive the Qur'an in their daily life. Using the anthropological and ethnographic approach, this study has revealed; first, the belief in the amulet is originated from the belief of the elders or the respected one who ordered the use of amulets in daily life. Second, the verses written in the amulet are the verses of the Quran, al-muqaththa'ah and hijaiyyah alphabet; Third, the amulets are usually used in wallets, belts or the main door of the house; Fourth, a beneficial direct result of the amulets can be felt by indigenous people of Wewengkon Kasepuhan presenting an increase in the economy, powerful aura and guarding against threats and catastrophe.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Qur'an and Hadith Studies (ICQHS 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-456-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.39How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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