al-Balagh : Jurnal Dakwah dan Komunikasi <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> <p><strong>Citedness of Journal Articles in <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Scopus</a> (per April 24, 2024)</strong></p> en-US <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under <a href="">a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.</li> </ol> <p>This ejournal system and it's contents licensed under<br /><a href="">a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License</a></p> [email protected] (Akhmad Anwar Dani) [email protected] (Akhmad Anwar Dani) Thu, 28 Dec 2023 00:00:00 +0700 OJS 60 THE DETERRITORIALIZATION CULTURE OF ISLAMIC BOARDING SCHOOLS: A NETNOGRAPHY STUDY OF LIVE STREAMING USERS OF KULIAH IHYA' TEMATIK AND NGARIKSA ON FACEBOOK <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 with the broader community about learning activities in Islamic boarding schools through social media, which is of great interest to the public.</p> Nurul Khotimah, Abdul Basit, Mukhammad Khoiru Tamam, Pandika Adi Putra Copyright (c) 2024 Nurul Khotimah, Abdul Basit, Mukhammad Khoiru Tamam, Pandika Adi Putra Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0700 ANALYZING MEDIA PERSPECTIVES: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF WESTERN AND MIDDLE EASTERN FRAMING OF HAMAS <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 recognize potential biases and differing narratives in their coverage of Hamas and related subjects.</p> Nabila Humairo Henarni, Surwandono Surwandono Copyright (c) 2024 Nabila Humairo Henarni, Surwandono Surwandono Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0700 THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMOR ELEMENTS IN ISLAMIC DA'WAH MESSAGES AMONG THE MILLENNIAL GENERATION <p>Using 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 ‘ālamīn.</p> Muhammad Luthfi, Suud Sarim Karimullah, Aat Ruchiat Nugraha Copyright (c) 2024 Muhammad Luthfi, Suud Sarim Karimullah, Aat Ruchiat Nugraha Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0700 HUSNUZAN AND QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS IN STUDENTS OF RADEN MAS SAID ISLAMIC STATE UNIVERSITY SURAKARTA <p>Adolescence is a crucial stage in the human developmental phase because adolescents typically experience various problems. One of the problems is the quarter-life crisis (QLC). QLC is a problem related to anxiety about multiple roles that have yet to be completed in the adolescence phase, such as university, work, and marriage. Literature mentioned that QLC can be buffered by husnuzan. However, the authors found that some university students in Raden Mas Said Islamic State University Surakarta/Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Raden Mas Said Surakarta who are in the adolescence phase and implementing husnuzan still experience QLC. Thus, the present study aimed to explain the correlation between husnuzan and a quarter-life crisis. The study used a correlational quantitative approach. Therefore, data collection instruments were in the form of Likert scales. Husnuzan and QLC instruments were validated by six experts to ensure the validity of every item. Additionally, the two instruments were tested resulting in a reliability coefficient of 0.941 for the QLC scale and 0.908 for the husnuzan scale. The study involved 300 students of UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta aged 21-25 years old. An analysis with regression analysis showed F=178.523 and β=-0.612 with p&lt;0.01. In other words, there is an effect of husnuzan on quarter-life crisis among students of UIN Raden Mas Said Surakarta. In the context of da'wah, this research is expected to be a reference theme for preachers targeting young people and preachers' efforts to overcome the problems of young people.</p> Putri Anaida Pratiwi, Ahmad Saifuddin Copyright (c) 2023 Putri Anaida Pratiwi, Ahmad Saifuddin Sun, 14 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0700 THE DYNAMICS OF AGENT-STRUCTURE IN RITUAL COMMUNICATION OF THE SACRED GRAVE PILGRIMAGE <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> Ferry Adhi Dharma, Liestianingsih Dwi Dayanti, Toetik Koesbardiati , Normadiah Daud Copyright (c) 2023 Ferry Adhi Dharma, Liestianingsih Dwi Dayanti, Toetik Koesbardiati , Normadiah Daud Wed, 27 Mar 2024 00:00:00 +0700 WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH RADIO BROADCAST PROGRAM STRATEGY <p>The radio broadcasting strategy is carried out by Beautiful Radio 95.6 FM on the broadcast program Ruang Perempuan. This research aims to find out the process of radio broadcasting strategy with Ruang Perempuan program using the concept of Peter K Pringle. This research uses a qualitative approach with a case study research design. The technique of determining informants using purposive sampling technique. The research data obtained from observation, interviews, and documentation. The results of the research on the planning stage of Ruang Perempuan broadcasts are through the selection of themes, program formats, production teams and broadcasters, program objectives and routine evaluation. The production stage begins with making a question list, preparing equipment, making digital posters and brifieng; then followed by the production stage. The post-production stage involved handing over the inspirational women's charter and editing the aftermovie video. Execution stage by determining broadcast hours based on planning and target listeners. The monitoring and evaluation stage is carried out on an ongoing basis and once a month. Ruang Perempuan is present to optimize the broadcast program with the target audience of adult women aged 30-45 years in terms of information, inspiration, and motivation regarding finance, career, profession, business through female speakers. The implication is that radio broadcast programs specifically designed to encourage women's empowerment can be one of the effective instruments in overcoming gender inequality and increasing women's participation in various aspects of life.</p> Shinta Hartini Putri, Azkiya Hudaiby, Anggita Lestari Copyright (c) 2023 Shinta Hartini Putri, Azkiya Hudaiby, Anggita Lestari Thu, 25 Apr 2024 00:00:00 +0700