Sufi Healing Commodification Throughout East Java Urban Environments

Huda, Syamsul (2020) Sufi Healing Commodification Throughout East Java Urban Environments. Al Harakah, 22 (2): 6. pp. 287-307. ISSN 1858 4357

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This article examines the shifting of the functions and motives of Sufi healing from the pesantren tradition, in which the main actor is the healer kiai who prioritizes community service and healing as part of the da’wah, changing to capital motives in conducting healing traditions in Islam. The research process used participatory observation method in clinical settings to examine Sufi healing practices and interview therapists and patients who use Sufi healing services, as well as comparative-historical methods in studying the ontology and epistemology of healing. The findings of this study include: first, Sufi healing contains elements of bayani, irfani, and finally bil kasbi. Yet, in practice it takes the irfani as the most common method, especially through the method of prayer, zikr, and prayer. Second, the integration built by Islamic therapists is done by combining medical method in the area of marketing share and psycho-sufism to build patient confidence. Third, this role is more than Sufi healing prioritizing the practice of religious capitalization, namely identifying medical treatment clinics in the form of Sufi healing for economic purposes

Item Type: Article
Huda, Syamsul
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Uncontrolled Keywords: commodification; kiai-tabib; sufi healing
Divisions: Fakultas Ushuluddin dan Filsafat > Prodi Aqidah dan Filsafat Islam
Depositing User: Ummi Rodliyah
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2020 06:48
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 04:23

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