Islam and Conservation

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Planned Islamic Community  

On March 10-14, 2014, writer had been invited by one local organization in Cirebon, West java to share on how to apply Logical Framework Analysis as tool of social engineering. This opportunity remind me to my great teacher Hidayat who introduced me  to this skill in the past, thanks to his humble by provided space for me and us (a group of INRM student) to discuss and study at his place when writer live in Padang. Since that time, writer is actively promoted and interacting with managerial level in various organization of development. Back to main issue, writer is aware that Indonesian Muslim community today are part of receiver and target of social engineering process was designed by various agency either from civil society, government or foreign Government. This situation is drawing on how the battle of planning and design is oriented to fulfill selected objective through accurate calculation of social behavior. the process is applying simply method by identifying Muslim community problem in order to determine the objective,analyze it or prepare logic indicator to solve it. This systematic process have to pass very rigid logic examination. Various theory are applied in this process that is well known by scientific world, such as game theory and behaviour change. Indeed, Socio-economic approach and rational choice methodology seem as integral part of this process. If we are not well known on this phase, at real life, we will not aware that a reality we see is by design. Through this opportunity, as trainer of this training, Writer bring some issue related how to select effective step on developing Muslim community in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia. And through this training also, writer was aware that many of institution that is going to develop Muslim society in greater level were not systematically planning to achieve the objective with capacity on verification of output, used of output. Most of initiative that reflect from their organization are only fulfilling the activity without knowing to where direction of the activity. My short impression was, Most of the organization in various level did not have vision to be achieved by ignoring concrete indicator of social change and behaviour. At this point. Writer see many of Muslim community is only surrender or being object to this situation in Indonesia. Contrary, many of brilliant  scholar and honour ulama pragmatically utilized this moment and bring Ummah to the level of pragmatism without consider the long term impact of their action. Writer want to address a message that is every individual can make change toward occupation of social engineering process by using the similar method by using identification the problem and determine objective that caused by disadvantage of role model from top leader and public figure. That is showing us decreasing of commitment toward integrity and justice which is currently dissapear from muslim society in Indonesia. Bring back the open mind interpretation to find the truth that lead us to Islam by using science and knowledge to Islam society (rn)
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Lottery to heaven and hell, Indonesian Muslim Controversy  

This is my personal reflection to Indonesian muslim society today's especially, on Islamic dissemination that explained to current situation of Islamic civilization. the first finding is when I come to rural and urban area of Indonesia, I found that "hell" as popular word among Ustadz. I am not sure, since when this message become very popular, but I think it happen since 20 years back. This condition justify me on why violence behaviour and lack of Islamic value articulate as peace path in society. Muslim society in Indonesia showed an Indications of applying formal standard of conduct but unclear on the substance of conduct. Many Da'i said Kafir and retaliation of sin on their message to ummah compare to say, peace, heaven, and help. The second findings is a case in Bengkulu, The mayor offer a gift such as a car and free ticket for umrah to Mecca. This case also brings a controversial method on how to bring back muslim to the mosque. The fact is every wednesday at Zuhur praying time, many of muslim come to the mosque and give their copies of Id to put in lottery session.
What can I say, there is a debate on this controversy. Mayor of Bengkulu said the most important from this event is the objective. He said, "I want to change society to be more religious and aware that the gift would not a prioritize anymore but went to mosque is a part of Muslim activity". In other session, Mayor of Bengkulu said, "my objective as mayor is to transform bengkulu society to be more religious than before, I think this method will make my objective to be more real".
As a Muslim and sociologist, I want to give my opinion to this fact. What is happen to Indonesian society today is not happen suddenly without systematic intervention to change trend and way of thinking. That the way of thinking and trend are systematically influenced and prepared from high investment that spent a lot of time and effort. The changing of perspective on religion from voluntary to commercial were easy way to do, but contrary to bring a commercial perspective to voluntary need more effort and resource to be spent. General concept of capitalisation and classes in society are more easy to be recognized. The sectoral ethic are not respected any more. All the things are swept away by polarization of high class society, materialism and political power. The value of equality, well distribution, and people center are challenged in Indonesia society today. Which is this value was offered by Islam previously, but now are not workable in Indonesia and it is going to be a dead end of Islamic fighter who believe Islam as peaceful way of life and prosperity for other.     
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