Violence in the Eradication of Violence in the Perspective of Islamic Religious Leaders in Maluku, Indonesia

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La Jamaa, Ahmad Lonthor



This paper aims to examine the perception of Islamic religious leaders in Maluku against acts of violence in eradicating apostasy in society. Data were collected through field research using observation and interview techniques. The data were analyzed qualitatively and descriptively interpretively. The results show that from the perspective of Islamic religious leaders in Maluku, acts of violence in da'wah to eradicate apostasy have three characteristics, namely destroying facilities that are considered as means of apostasy, easy accusing heresy and infidels against Muslims who are not in line with their group, and at a certain level kill the target through a suicide bombing. Therefore, acts of violence by Islamic Community Organizations to eradicate apostasy in society are illegal and can even damage the image of Islam and Muslims in Indonesia. This violates Islamic law. For this reason, a non-violent solution is needed to eradicate Munkar through enacting regional regulations by accommodating local wisdom and increasing understanding of Islamic teachings through intensifying da'wah



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La Jamaa, Ahmad Lonthor