Journal of Asian Wisdom and Islamic Behavior <p>The publication of research as scientific articles in reputable international journals, for the most part, constitutes a dissemination of science and knowledge. Accordingly, the process adheres to international journal publication standards. These standards include, among others, the blind review process, the article’s novelty and systematics, as well as other relevant aspects pertaining to academic writing.</p> <p>Proficiency in and mastery of academic writing are key elements that academicians need to hone their skills and improve their performance as academic scholars. In order to meet such specific needs, JAWAB (Jogja Academic Writing and Reading Bootcamp) was rightly established.</p> <p>JAWAB maintains significant concerns on training of research, academic writing, and publication of scientific work. It was pioneered by a number of lecturers in October of 2021. Nonetheless, its academic writing activities have begun since 2017.</p> <p>Through its collaborations with several academicians who are focused on research and publication, JAWAB (Jogja Academic Writing and Reading Bootcamp), subsequently, initiated the establishment of a journal called <strong>JAWAB: </strong>Journal of Asian Wisdom and Islamic Behavior.</p> <p>This journal is dedicated to scholars with a particular attention to local issues in Asia, which have been lacking attention thus far. By maintaining good article quality standards, the journal intends to disseminate results of qualitative research, in particular.</p> <p>Furthermore, the journal also intends to serve as an arena for scientific discussions among global scholars having common interests and concerns on issues of Islam as spiritual practice and traditions of Muslim communities as local wisdom in Asia.</p> en-US (JAWAB: Journal of Asian Wisdom and Islamic Behavior) (Durrotul Mas’udah) Sat, 30 Sep 2023 03:19:38 +0000 OJS 60 New Commentaries on Ibn Al-Arabi's Fusus al-Hikam: A Comparative Study <p>One of the key concepts of Sufism as localized or indigenized Islamic wisdom in Asia is compassion (<em>rahma</em>). The school of the Oneness of Being (<em>Wahdat al-Wujud</em>) provides valuable examples for this concepts, esp., in the commentaries on the treatise of <em>Fusus al-Hikam </em>by Ibn al-‘Arabi. In particular, the chapter on the prophet Zakariyya demonstrate the reflection on the concept of mercy in the school of the Oneness of Being. The indigenization of this Sufi tradition is based on these commentaries that has been of utmost importance for the school of the Oneness of Being. The article analyzed some of these commentaries in the light of this localization process. Commentaries that emerged in and around the Indian Ocean, e.g., Al-Qāshānī, Jāmī, and Ilāhābādī, were selected. They can be considered part of the local wisdom in the Asiatic realms. The current article found the idea of indigenization of key concepts of Islamic spirituality in Muslim communities, particularly through Ibn ‘Arabi’s work.</p> Rüdiger Lohlker Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Asian Wisdom and Islamic Behavior Sat, 30 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Bridging the Traditional and the Digital: Practices of Indonesia’s Tarekat Qadiriyya and Naqsyabandiyya <p>Sufism is often regarded as a doctrine that demands individuals to abandon worldly life and live in simplicity. However, Tarekat Qadiriyya and Naqsyabandiyya differs because it plays an important role in developing social, economic, and digital aspects of Indonesian society. This Sufi order has made significant contributions in shaping a harmonious and tolerant society in Indonesia through their teachings that emphasize values of virtue and cooperation. The order also participates in economic development through various economic activities and utilize digital technology for disseminating their teachings in order to reach a wider audience. This research employed netnography as a qualitative research method and Siberian Media Analysis as a data analysis technique. The study was conducted on the official social media accounts of Tarekat Qadiriyya and Naqsyabandiyya on Instagram and the website. The research findings indicate that the order has successfully utilized digital technology to expand the reach of their teachings and reach a larger audience. The order has an official website and active social media accounts to disseminate their teachings and promote the activities conducted by the orders. Furthermore, Tarekat Qadiriyya and Naqsyabandiyya has also created a mobile application to facilitate access to information about the orders.</p> Siswoyo Aris Munandar Siswoyo, Fahrurrozi Fahrurrozi Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Asian Wisdom and Islamic Behavior Sat, 30 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Sufism Psychotherapy: Hudur al-Qalb Method For Mental Health <p>This study aims to explain hudur al-qalb as a tasawuf psychotherapy method for mental health. As a literature research, this article will examine hudur al-qalb in the thinking of Sufi experts, such as al-Ghazali and Ibn al-’Arabi, and to what extent it can provide benefits in mental health, namely peace of mind and soul. This research has implications for efforts to cure mental stress by tasawuf psychotherapy. This research is qualitative in nature, namely it is carried out by collecting, analyzing, and interpreting narratives comprehensively on visual data to gain complete, comprehensive and holistic insight into the phenomenon of hudur al-qalb. The results of the study found that Hudur al-qalb is a condition in which the heart is awake, namely in a stand-by position. This vigilance keeps the heart in awareness, and of course in vigilance. This wakefulness keeps the heart in awareness and in ‘mindfulness’. This condition leads to intelligence of mind, meaning of life, clarity of heart, as well as silence and reassurance of the soul. In addition, this condition can also eliminate mental anxiety and reduce negligence.</p> M. Iqbal Irham Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Asian Wisdom and Islamic Behavior Sat, 30 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Phronesis Dimension (Al-Syu’ur Al-’Fadhillah) As A New Manhaj Of Contemporary Fiqh: Case Study of Central MUI Fatwa No. 14 of 2021 and East Java MUI Fatwa No. 1 of 2021 on the Law of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine Products <p>Before the vaccination movement, MUI evaluated the fiqh of various vaccinations in Indonesia, including the contentious AstraZeneca vaccine. The AstraZeneca vaccination was deemed halal by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) of East Java in its Fatwa Number 1 of 2021. Using the justification of istihalah (transforming impure items into something else), East Java MUI pronounced the AstraZeneca vaccination halal. By citing the Shafi’iyah madhhab, which upholds the principle of caution (ikhtiyath), and avoiding controversy, the Central MUI ruled the AstraZeneca vaccine to be haram-mubah because it did not accept istihalah in the process of istinbath pork products contaminated with pork elements and their derivatives (khuruj minal khilaf). The goal of maslahah wal fadhillah, or maximizing profit by prudent and effective preventative measures, is the philosophy of fiqh.</p> Shofiyullah Muzzammil Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Asian Wisdom and Islamic Behavior Sat, 30 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0000 Revitalizing Communal Piety Through Heutagogy: Local Wisdom and Leadership Development among New Muhammadiyah Members with CBPR <p>This article focused on a participatory action research that aimed to develop leadership characteristics among middle-ranged members of the Muhammadiyah organization in Kota Langsa. The study utilized the heutagogy paradigm, which emphasized self-determined learning and a holistic framework for nurturing leadership attitudes, engagement, and power. This approach was rooted in humanistic and constructivist principles that sought to cultivate the potential traits of the members. Throughout the research treatment, the members’ mindsets and lives were influenced, aligning them with the challenges confronted by the community and education in the 21st century. The study employed a design based on community-based participatory research (CBPR) of the participatory action research (PAR) design to engage the members in interactive processes and enhance their leadership capabilities. The findings underscored the significance of CBPR and the paradigmatic approach in validating members’ experiences in leading, managing, and organizing, thereby benefiting themselves, their families, and the community as a whole.</p> Mauloeddin Afna Copyright (c) 2023 Journal of Asian Wisdom and Islamic Behavior Sat, 30 Sep 2023 00:00:00 +0000