al-Balagh : Jurnal Dakwah dan Komunikasi 2024-03-14T14:53:09+07:00 Akhmad Anwar Dani [email protected] Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Al-Balagh: Jurnal Dakwah dan Komunikasi </strong>is a scientific publication that aims to facilitate scholarly discussions and publish academic articles on a number of studies in empirical research in the field of Da'wa and Communication. Published by <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Faculty of Ushuluddin and Da'wah, Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Mas Said Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia</a> in collaborate with <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Perkumpulan Ahli Manajemen Dakwah Indonesia (PAMDI)</a> and APDI (Asosiasi Profesi Dakwah Indonesia).</p> THE DYNAMICS OF AGENT-STRUCTURE IN RITUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE SACRED GRAVE PILGRIMAGE 2024-03-14T14:53:09+07:00 Ferry Adhi Dharma [email protected] Liestianingsih Dwi Dayanti [email protected] Toetik Koesbardiati [email protected] Normadiah Daud [email protected] <p>This study aims to reveal the agent-structure relationship that occurs from the phenomenon of sacred grave pilgrimage in Dewi Sekardadu, Sidoarjo through the structuration theory by Anthony Giddens’s perspective as well as ritual communication studies. The type of this research is qualitative with ethnographic methods. This research uses a multi-site ethnographic method, namely by comparing historical facts at all Dewi Sekardadu’s sacred graves spread across four cities involving Sidoarjo, Gresik, Lamongan and Banyuwangi. The key informants were door-keepers, grave caretakers, community leaders, pilgrims and businessmen. The research data was collected by direct observation and participant observation, in-depth interviews and documentations. Then obtained data was analyzed using structuration theory and ritual communication studies. The result of this research had theoretical implications that support and reject Gidden’s sight. First, the proficient agents in Kepetingan have succeeded in changing the stigma of Kepetingan from a criminal area to a religious area through the development of folklore and ritual communication practices. Second, Giddens does not assume any clustering of agents of society for instance the caretaker cluster which has dominance on national scale but not in society, because the appointment process is considered less sacred. Third, Nyadran community structure occurred among indigenous fisherman from Bluru Kidul and Balongdowo which created to the grave pilgrims community structure in Kepetingan which was inhabited by urban fisherman from Gresik dan Lamongan regency.</p> 2024-03-27T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Ferry Adhi Dharma, Liestianingsih Dwi Dayanti, Toetik Koesbardiati , Normadiah Daud ANALYZING MEDIA PERSPECTIVES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF WESTERN AND MIDDLE EASTERN FRAMING OF HAMAS 2024-03-05T17:45:01+07:00 Nabila Humairo Henarni [email protected] Surwandono Surwandono [email protected] <p>After the 9/11 attacks, Western society, especially the United States, began to consider Islam as a religion that gave birth to terrorist organizations. Many media also brand organizations related to the Islamic religion as terrorists, including Hamas. In order to emphasize the intricate relationships between media, geopolitics, and the formation of public opinion, this research seeks to analyze potential biases and contrasting narratives between Western and Middle Eastern opinions on Hamas. In order to examine depictions of Hamas as a "hero," "terrorist," "cruel," and exhibiting "humane" treatment towards civilians and hostages, this study used NVivo 12 Plus to analyze 150 news stories, 75 of which came from Middle Eastern (Al-Jazeera, Al-Arabiya, Asharq Al-Awsat) and 75 from Western (BBC, CNN, The Guardian) media sources. The findings indicate that Western media typically adopts a more solemn narratives, emphasizing Hamas-related conflict and violence. However, the narrative from Middle Eastern media emphasizing Hamas-related themes of resistance and heroism. This research can assist journalists and media organizations in recognizing potential biases and differing narratives in their coverage of Hamas and related subjects.</p> 2024-03-26T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Nabila Humairo Henarni, Surwandono Surwandono THE DETERRITORIALIZATION CULTURE OF ISLAMIC BOARDING SCHOOLS: A NETNOGRAPHY STUDY OF LIVE STREAMING USERS OF KULIAH IHYA' TEMATIK AND NGARIKSA ON FACEBOOK 2023-12-14T13:28:54+07:00 Abdul Basit [email protected] Nurul Khotimah Nurul [email protected] Mukhammad Khoiru Tamam [email protected] Pandika Adi Putra [email protected] <p>The teaching tradition of Islamic boarding schools has encountered deterritorialization. Islamic boarding schools that used to be distinguished by traditionality have transformed the management, financial, and learning traditions following digital developments. This article aims to examine the substantial shift in Islamic boarding school intellectual traditions from traditional to digital, which will then be called 'online recitation’, through live Facebook streaming content of Kuliah Ihya' Tematik (Ihya' Thematic Lectures) and Ngariksa (Questioning). The data were collected through documentation, surveys, and in-depth interviews involving kyai, production teams, and online santri (student) of two Facebook accounts: Ulil Abshar Abdalla (Ihya' Thematic Lectures) and Oman Fathurahman (Ngariksa). Data was analyzed using netnography through investigation, interaction, immersion, integration, and incarnation stages. The results showed values, rituals, heroes, and symbols in the deterritorialization culture of Islamic boarding schools. Followers of the online recitation get a social experience (becoming more sensitive to social issues) and a ritual experience (calmness in living life) after participating in the Ngaji online through live streaming or recorded playback. Research contributes to the development of Islamic communication science where Islamic boarding schools as the oldest Islamic educational institutions in Indonesia can communicate to the wider community about learning activities in Islamic boarding schools through social media which is of great interest to the public.</p> 2024-03-26T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Abdul Basit, Nurul Khotimah Nurul, Mukhammad Khoiru Tamam, Pandika Adi Putra THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMOR ELEMENTS IN ISLAMIC DA'WAH MESSAGES AMONG THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION 2024-02-22T21:13:35+07:00 Muhammad Luthfi [email protected] Suud Sarim Karimullah [email protected] Aat Ruchiat Nugraha [email protected] <p>The use of humor in Islamic da'wah can effectively approach the millennial generation more engagingly and entertainingly. This study aims to identify factors that need to be considered when using humor in the context of da'wah, especially when dealing with millennials with different characteristics and communication preferences. This study uses a library research method to develop a strong and comprehensive theoretical foundation related to the topic of study. The study's findings show that the application of humor in Islamic da'wah among the millennial generation requires a balanced approach between creativity, ethics, and a deep understanding of the characteristics of the millennial generation, which in turn affects the effectiveness of da'wah. A better understanding of millennials' communication preferences and values can enrich the use of humor to create emotional connections and effectively convey religious messages while ensuring that the messages remain consistent with the values of true Islamic teachings. This study implies that in the face of technological advancements and the social media landscape, humor can be an effective tool for fostering emotional connections with millennial audiences and effectively conveying religious messages, provided that its use is directed toward the positive goals of enriching religious understanding, strengthening communication, and ensuring consistency with Islamic values that are rahmatān lil alamin.</p> 2024-03-26T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Muhammad Luthfi, Suud Sarim Karimullah, Aat Ruchiat Nugraha