Indonesian Transnational Community in the Middle East: The Case of Gontor Alumni Association

Purwaningtyas, Dhita Ayomi and Syauqillah, Muhamad (2020) Indonesian Transnational Community in the Middle East: The Case of Gontor Alumni Association. In: ICSGS 2019, 6-7 November 2019, Sari Pacific, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Santri is a term for pesantren students. During the rise of the Islamic movement, santri are still the mainstream of the ideal Muslim community's identity. Pesantren Gontor was considered successful in educating its students. Evidenced by the alumni as national figures, intellectuals, and religious leaders scattered in Indonesia and throughout the world. There are monitoring and guidance to maintain some of the values of Gontor after Gontor Alumni graduated. Pondok Modern Family Association (IKPM) is the organization responsible for this maintenance. This research will discuss how Gontor through IKPM maintains the value of santri in the Middle East that is considered vulnerable to Islamic issues. This paper uses the theory of transnationalism and the qualitative method through interviews and literature. The results of this study are the mission of IKPM to maintain the values of santri through social activities, education, preaching, publications, and economic endeavors. In the Middle East case, the role of IKPM is very prominent in the field of education. The collaboration between Gontor and several universities in the Middle East ease alumni to continue their studies

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: gontor middle east pesantren santri transnationalism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 14:34
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2021 14:34

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