Why Closing the Mosque: Resistance of the Indonesia’s Muslim Community to the Government PPKM Policy During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Pabbajah, Mustaqim and Darwis, Muh. and Diab, Ashadi and Widyanti, Ratri and Jubba, Hasse and Juhansar, Juhansar and Pabbajah, M. Taufiq and Widyatmoko, Widi and Laila, Nur (2022) Why Closing the Mosque: Resistance of the Indonesia’s Muslim Community to the Government PPKM Policy During the Covid-19 Pandemic. In: ICON-DEMOST 2021, 15 September 2021, Semarang, Indonesia.

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Abstract

The closure of mosques policy has become the most controversial issue during COVID-19 prevention in Indonesia. This government policy to prevent the massive transmission of COVID-19 has been considered ignoring some Muslim communities' religious values and religious understanding. This study explores the Indonesian Muslim community’s pros and cons perceptions during PPKM (Enforcement of Community Activity Restrictions) implementation. It employs a qualitative descriptive approach to collect data, using observation and interviews to answer the research questions in this study. The literature study was conducted to seek data analysis concepts. This condition inhibits government efforts in handling the spread of COVID-19 due to the dualism of public religious understanding, which tends to show sustenance and resistance to the implemented policy during the PPKM. Thus, an accommodative and persuasive approach involving the government, religious leaders, and community leaders is needed to handle the spread and transmission of the COVID-19 pandemic effectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: mosque closure; resistance; muslim community; ppkm policy; covid-19
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2022 08:15
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2022 08:15
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/10326

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