DOI :10.26650/B/SS30AA25.2024.003.004   IUP :10.26650/B/SS30AA25.2024.003.004    Full Text (PDF)

Globalization of Transnational Religious Capacities: A Strategy Towards the Islamic Ummah: Investigating the Great Arba’in Religious Event

Ehsan Amini Baghbaderani

To achieve the width and maneuverability of the soft power of the Islamic world, Islam needs to globalize its religious capacities to enable the formation of the Islamic ummah. To have this event occur, we must act on the discourse of Islam in the international environment based on fitrah with a focus on the ummah. Fitrah [innate nature] is considered to be one of the main topics in the Islamic religion as an intrinsic philosophical layer of Islam regarding intercultural and multicultural dialogue, while the ummah is considered an external operational layer of Islam in international dialogue. This study examines as a case the various dimensions of the large community of Arba’in, one of Islam’s innate transnational religious capacities. Nowadays, the Arba’in community has become a transnational ritual with indigenous and intercultural characteristics and the potential to focus on the Islamic ummah and its formation. This research addresses the challenges in forming the Islamic ummah and the globalization of innate and transnational religious capacities as the strategy for achieving it. This article has been conducted using library and documentary methods as a theoretical study on fitrah and its implications regarding cultural theory and the study of the Arba’in phenomenon.


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