Chinese ways of being good Muslim: from the Cheng Hoo Mosque to Islamic education and media literacy

Rahmawati Rahmawati, Kasim Yahiji, Choirul Mahfud, Jauharoti Alfin, Much Koiri

Abstract


This article aims to explore the Chinese ways of being Muslim, from building
the Cheng Hoo mosque to serving Islamic education and media literacy. In
the current millennial disruption era, the role of communication media
literacy in the contemporary Indonesian Chinese Muslim community needs
to be studied further, especially its role in supporting the status of being good
Chinese Muslim. This article is also intended to discuss the Chinese ways of
fostering converts and Chinese Muslims through both communication media
literacy and information technology literacy. Through media analysis method,
communication media literacy is part of communication which is based on who
says what, in which channel, to whom, with what effects. This research finds out
that communication media literacy is used by the Indonesian Chinese Muslim
community through the publication of Cheng Hoo magazine, WhatsApp Forum
PITI Jatim, website, and Facebook. All of these media are used and have a
significant effect on the relation, interaction, aspiration, and communication
between the Chinese Muslim community and Chinese non-Muslim community,
and the Chinese Muslim community with non-Chinese Muslims in Indonesia.
Moreover, the Chinese ways of being good Muslims could also be understood
from various ways in establishing Cheng Hoo Mosque, Islamic education
services based on Chinese community from Kindergarten, Islamic Elementary
School, Pesantren, and routine or regular discussions.
Artikel ini bertujuan untuk mengeksplorasi bagaimana cara-cara orang
Tionghoa menjadi Muslim dari upaya pembangunan masjid Cheng Hoo hingga
pelayanan pendidikan Islam dan literasi media. Di era disrupsi milenial seperti
saat ini, peran literasi media komunikasi dalam komunitas Tionghoa Muslim
di Indonesia kontemporer perlu dikaji lebih lanjut, khususnya perannya dalam
mendukung menjadi muslim Tionghoa yang baik. Paper ini juga bertujuan
untuk membahas cara Tionghoa dalam pembinaan mualaf dan Muslim
Tionghoa melalui literasi media komunikasi dan teknologi informasi. Melalui
metode analisis media, literasi media komunikasi merupakan bagian dari
komunikasi yang berbasis pada siapa bicara apa, kapan, di mana dan melalui
media apa serta apa dampaknya. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa literasi
media komunikasi yang digunakan komunitas Tionghoa Muslim di Indonesia
melalui penerbitan majalah Cheng Hoo, WhatsApp Forum PITI Jatim, Website dan Facebook. Semua media tersebut digunakan dan memiliki dampak signifikan
bagi relasi, interaksi dan komunikasi antara komunitas Tionghoa Muslim
dengan Tionghoa non-Muslim dan komunitas Tionghoa Muslim dengan non-
Tionghoa Muslim di negeri ini. Lebih dari itu, cara Tionghoa menjadi Muslim
yang baik juga terlihat dalam beberapa pelayanan pendidikan Islam berbasis
komunitas Tionghoa di Indonesia dari Taman Kanak-Kanak, Sekolah Dasar
Islam, pengajian rutin, dan Pesantren.

Keywords


Muslim Chinese ways; Cheng Hoo Mosque; Islamic Education; Media literacy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18326/ijims.v8i2.225-252

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