Islamic Boarding Schools on Facing the Issue of Religious Intolerance


Indonesia is a multicultural country with various kinds of diversity, including ethnicity, race, religion, and language. However, sometimes in this diversity disturbing problems often arise that can eliminate the meaning of harmony itself. Thus, various sustainable efforts can be made so that this problem does not grow. One of them is by strengthening the value of religious tolerance. In this case, Santri and Pesantren play a special role in the realization of peace in Indonesia and the world. The purpose of this research is to identify to what extent Islamic boarding schools are expected to contribute to solving problems that exist in society. One example of this contribution is in dealing with religious intolerance based on Islam, Rahmatan Lil Alamin. Rahmatan lil Alamin is a concept in Islam that teaches and spreads the culture and philosophy of love, peace and compassion, tenderness and respect for mankind and provides guidance to people. The method used in this research is qualiative in nature. It is descriptive through the use of literature review and library research to obtain the research data. The theoretical approach used is the theory of symbolic interactionism by George Herbert Mead. Using this theory, the results of the analysis can be concluded, stating that through interaction, a socialization process can be formed which sees the development of the mindset and self. If someone is able to interact well, then the intent of each individual or group will be well understood too, thus minimizing the occurrence of intolerance where a person cannot accept an opinion, teaching or belief of others.

Keywords: Islamic Boarding School, Intolerance, Religion, Islam Rahmatan Lil Alamin.

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