Understanding the Concept of Eco-Sufisme in Pekalongan, Indonesia (Analyzing Mbah Munawar and Habib Ahmad D Sahab)

Iin Sugiarti(1), Waryani Fajar Riyanto(2),

(1) Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta
(2) Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta
Corresponding Author


This research examines the eco-sufism movement in Pekalongan, although most of the work on eco-sufism in Pekalongan, Indonesia, is limited to studying the eco-sufism movement and its implications for the environmental crisis. However, ecosufism studies have not yet classified the style of Sufism of ecosufism teachers in Pekalongan or how the ecosufism movement overcomes the environmental crisis that occurs. This article only focuses on the discussion of the role of two Pekalongan Sufism figures with different points of view, situations, and locations in overcoming the environmental crisis that occurred in Pekalongan. This study used a content analysis method. Exploring the views and thoughts of characters or writers who are still scattered around for review so that they are systemic and focused according to the theme. The conclusion from this research is that both have a role in dealing with the environmental crisis that occurs through the Mahabbah, Zuhud, Wara', and Faqr paths by actualizing them according to the context and conditions of their respective environments and improving spiritual practices through maqomat in Sufism. Mbah Munawar, with his traditional ghazalian views of Sufism, which is not affiliated with the teachings of any tarekat, while the Dzikir Kraton Council, guided by Habib Ahmad with modern Sufism (Tarekat), succeeded in sensitizing youth in Pekalongan with the practices of maqomat teachings in Sufism in overcoming the environmental crisis through improving behavior. spiritual. Even though the ecosufism initiated by the Dzikir Kraton Council and Mbah Munawar did not have a significant impact on changing the environmental crisis, the efforts of the ecosufism movement can minimize the occurrence of an increasingly severe environmental crisis by taking an approach to the spiritual improvement of its congregation and social practices related to nature.


Environmental Crisis, Sufisme, Ecosufism


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