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Paper ID: 116

Eco-Sufism Concept in Syair Nasihat as an Alternative to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Policy in the Environmental Sector

A Y Wirajaya, B Sudardi, Istadiyantha, and Warto

Culture Studies Program, Postgraduate, Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia.


This article will examine the dimensions of Islamic spirituality (Sufism) related to sustainable environmental conservation efforts, especially those contained in the Advice (hereinafter abbreviated as SN). SN is an ancient manuscript written in Arabic script, in Malay, and contains the teachings of eco-Sufism. The eco-Sufism teachings contained in this SN text are more concerned with natural processes in seeking the safety of themselves and their environment. These efforts are carried out through a process of self-dynamics that is more integrative, namely humanistic-theocentric (al-insani ar-rabbani). The process of shifting the dynamics of this self was originally self-centered (egocentric), then slowly and gradually shifted to the community (communalistic), namely togetherness divinely, humanity, and natural. This means that all human behavior must always be directed solely to gain the pleasure of God and at the same time be oriented to provide safety and welfare for the universe, including humans and the environment in them. This is a representation of the concept of leader on earth and a real form of amaliah regarding the elaboration of the concept of greeting or spreading safety and welfare for the universe. Thus, the concept of eco-Sufism contained in the SN text is expected to be duplicated and applied in other places so that it can support the policy of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the environmental field.

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