The Identity of the Nusantara Islamic Community (Wasatiyah Islam and Progressive Islam)
This research investigates the unique identity within the Indonesian Islamic Community, specifically focusing on Washotiyah Islam (moderate Islam) and Progressive Islam. Utilizing a descriptive approach and literature analysis, it delves into their roles in shaping the community's distinct character. Data is drawn from document studies, historical research, and extensive literature analysis. The findings reveal that both Washotiyah Islam and Progressive Islam have had a positive impact on Indonesian society and civilization. Washotiyah Islam emphasizes moderation, tolerance, and harmony in religious practices, contributing to a balance between religious values and local culture, as well as fostering cooperation and dialogue, crucial for social cohesion. Progressive Islam, as embraced by Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama, underscores da'wah's role in societal improvement, involving ulama in spiritual development and security forces in maintaining order. These concepts hold the potential for progress in social, economic, and cultural aspects, promoting holistic human development and creating an inclusive, just society. Grounded in principles of consultation, equality, justice, and tolerance, this identity paves the way for a more progressive and harmonious Indonesian society while upholding deep moral and spiritual values, making a substantial contribution to overall societal progress and harmony. Ultimately, the Indonesian Islamic Community's identity, encompassing Washotiyah Islam and Progressive Islam, represents a polite and progressive approach to the Islamic faith, characterizing Islam in the archipelago.