Reading Tanbih Syekh Abdullah Mubarok: The Islamic Social Harmony Values in Mother Tongue

Angga Pusaka Hidayat(1*),

(1) Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin Banten
(*) Corresponding Author


Harmony among us is one of the cores of Islamic doctrine. This paper intends to trace how Islamic teachings regarding conformity and social harmony are conveyed through the mother tongue. The values of universal Islamic harmony are articulated within the locality framework to align with the local wisdom that has previously grown in society. Islamic doctrine, especially regarding social harmony, will more easily touch ordinary people when conveyed in language and terms that are easy for ordinary people to understand. The mother tongue has brought Islamic teachings closer to the culture and life of the local people. The concept of social harmony was deliberately chosen because it reflects a desired point of social balance in the behaviour and rules of the social community. Which end of credit is constantly moving and changing. This paper chooses the focus study of Tanbih Syekh Abdullah Mubarok bin Nur Muhammad (1846-1956). This figure is an exceptionally prominent tarekat scholar in West Java.Tanbih contains his teachings and advice written in Sundanese. The position of this text is significant for students of the Qadiriyah Naqsyabandiyah Order who are affiliated with Syekh Abdullah Mubarok because Tanbih is always recited in the essential rituals of this group. There are four main ideas in Tanbih Syekh Abdullah Mubarok: harmony between religion and state, humanity, tolerance, and firmness of faith. The concept of social harmony in Tanbih continues the main principle of cageur-bageur, the perfect body-the ultimately innate. This social harmony involves urang (self) with religion and the state, urang (self) and batur (others), as well as kudu (recommendations/commands) and ulah (prohibitions) principles.


Social Harmony, Mother Tongue, Islam, Sunda, Tarekat

Full Text:



Creswell, John W. Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mix Methods Approaches. Los Angeles/London: Sage, 2014.

Danesi, Marcel. Messages, Signs, and Meanings: A Basic Textbook in Semiotics and Communication Theory,. 3rd ed. Montreal: Canadian Scholars Press., 2004.

Earley, P. Christopher. Face, Harmony, and Social Structure; An Analysis of Organizational Behavior across Cultures. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Gunawan, H. Pendidikan Karakter: Konsep Dan Implementasi. Bandung: Alfabeta, 2017.

Habibah, Neneng et al. Pendidikan Agama Dan Keagamaan Pada Masyarakat Adat Di Indonesia Bagian Barat. Jakarta: Litbangdiklat Press, 2021.

Hidayat, Angga Pusaka. ‘Peran Syekh Abdullah Mubarok Dalam Penyebaran Tarekat Qadiriyah Naqsyabandiyah Di Priangan, 1900-1940an’. Jurnal Tamaddun : Jurnal Sejarah dan Kebudayaan Islam 10, no. 1 (2022).

Jakobson, R. ‘Linguistics and Poetics’. In Style and Language, 34–45. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1960.

Kridalaksana, Harimurti. Kamus Linguistik. Jakarta: Gramedia, 1999.

Leavy, Patricia. Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mix Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches. New York/London: The Gulford Press, 2017.

Mille, Julian. Splashed by the Saint: Ritual Reading and Islamic Sanctity in West Java. Leiden: KITLV Press, 2009.

Pesantren Suryalaya. Alaa Inna Auliyaa Allohi Laa Khaofun’alaihim Wa Lahum Yahzanun; Tanbih Tawasul Manakib Basa Sunda. Tasikmalaya: Pondok Pesantren Suryalaya, 1956.

———. Pesantren Suryalaya Selayang Pandang. Bandung: YSBB Suryalaya, 1973.

Piliang, Yasraf Amir. Hipersemiotika: Tafsir Cultural Studies Atas Matinya Makna. Yogyakarta: Jalasutra, 2003.

Sanusi, Achmad. ‘Abah Sepuh Dan Pembentukan TQN Pondok Pesantren Suryalaya’. In Thoriqot Qadiriyyah Naqsyabandiyyah: Sejarah, Asal-Usul, Dan Perkembangannya; Kenang-Kenangan Ulang Tahun Pondok Pesantren Suryalaya Ke-85 (1905-1990), 91–109. Tasikmalaya: IAILM, 1990.

Sapir, Edward. Language. New York: Harcourt, 1949.

Schumann, John, and Nancy Stenson, eds. New Frontiers in Second Language Learning. Massachusetts: Newbury House, 1974.

Sila, Muhammad Adlin, and Fakhruddin. Indeks Kerukunan Umat Beragama Tahun 2019. Jakarta: Litbangdiklat Press, 2020.

Siswanto, H.B. et al. Satu Abad Pondok Pesantren Suryalaya; Perjalanan Dan Pengabdian 1905-2005. Tasikmalaya: YSB PP Suryalaya, n.d.

Somantri, Muhamad Dani, and Dahwadin. ‘The Messege of Religious Moderation in Tanbih Qadiriyah Naqsyabandiyah (TQNs) Pondok Pesantren Suryalaya Tasikmalaya’. Teosofia: Indonesian Journal of Islamic Mysticism 8, no. 1 (2019): 51–68.

Widarda, Dodo. ‘The Relationship Between Religion and State for the Sovereignty of the NKRI; Study of Suryalaya TQN Murshid Thought in the Tanbih Text’. Jurnal Studi Sosial Dan Politik 4, no. 2 (2020): 135–46.

Zamakhsyari, Dhofier. Tradisi Pesantren: Studi Tentang Pandangan Hidup Kiyai. Jakarta: LP2ES, 1982.

DOI: 10.24235/tamaddun.v11i2.14746

Article Metrics

Abstract view : 0 times
PDF - 0 times


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2023 Jurnal Tamaddun

Tamaddun indexed by:

This journal provides immediate pen access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

View My Stats Jurnal Tamaddun: Jurnal Sejarah dan Kebudayaan Islam Published by Department History and Islamic Civilization, Faculty of Ushuluddin, Adab, and Da`wah, IAIN Syekh Nurjati Cirebon.

Editorial Office:

FUAD Building, 2st Floor, Department History and Islamic Civilization, Faculty of Ushuluddin, Adab, dan Da`wah, IAIN Sheikh Nurjati Cirebon.  Perjuangan Street of Sunyaragi, Cirebon City, West Java, Indonesia 45132 Phone. 0231-481264, Fax. 0231-489926, Email: