Tafsir Nusantara: History and Context of Public Reception


  • Fadila Ikke Nuralita Universitas Islam Negeri Sayyid Ali Rahmatullah Tulungagung
  • Ahmad Sadad UIN Sayyid Ali Rahmatullah Tulungagung


Tafsir, Archipelago, Reception, Society


This article examines the history of Indonesian interpretation, focusing on the context of public reception. Tafsir Nusantara is an interpretive activity that uses symbols, language and local dialects of the archipelago which has a tendency to emphasize understanding the Al-Qur'an in a cultural, social, historical context and the conditions of society in the archipelago. Tafsir Nusantara prioritizes understanding from a local perspective by referring to classical sources of interpretation used by Muslims in general. In this research, primary data and secondary data are used, primary data is by using a literature review which discusses Indonesian interpretation and secondary data by using literature sources related to the topic of discussion. This research uses a qualitative research design, literature research method. Tafsir Nusantara on the nature of reality or existing realities, involves understanding the daily life and social realities of Muslim communities in Indonesia. It involves understanding various sources of knowledge such as the Koran, hadith, ijtihad ulama, personal experience, and local traditions.


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