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

THE FUTURE OF SUNDANESE COMMENTARIES ON THE QUR'AN IN INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO

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Jajang A. Rohmana
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Jajang A. Rohmana
Available Online November 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.42How to use a DOI?
Keywords
The Qur'an, Sundanese tafsir, history, literacy
Abstract

This study highlights the opportunities and challenges of Qur'anic commentaries or tafsir in Sundanese. I will show that the position of Sundanese tafsir cannot be separated from cultural background and politics of regional languages in Indonesia, as well as shift of global information technology and literacy. The rise of publication of Sundanese tafsir would not only be influenced by the reformist Muslim commentary on the Qur'an in the Middle East at the beginning of the twentieth century but also the Dutch colonial policy on regional language that enhanced the print publication of Sundanese. Now, however, the publication of Sundanese tafsir is beginning to decline. There are many factors contributed to the decreasing publication of Sundanese tafsir, such as the assumptions of more complex rules of regional language, the government policy of national language and the invasion of global television networks and the evolution of the internet and social media. I worried about these factors could make the identity of Sundanese tafsir began to disappear. The identity of Sundanese tafsir related to its uniqueness in the richness of the language and locality of the tafsir issues. Its locality of the tafsir issues in Indonesia related to the transmission of 'Abduh's ideas about Islamic reform to Southeast Asia, as reflected in al-Manar. Instead of presumably asserting that the rise of publication of Sundanese tafsir related to the idea of Islamic reform to respond to the traditionalist Islamic thought. It was different from the contemporary approach to the study of the Qur'an that not yet used in the Sundanese tafsir along with the publication began to decline.

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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
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2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icqhs-17.2018.42How to use a DOI?
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© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
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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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