In Indonesia, Al-Qur’an was been
using by the majority of people as religious scripture. Al-Qur’an recitation is
becoming a tradition and will always be an important part of religious
behaviour. Al-Qur’an became social activity, such as memorizing, also competing
it in international level, such as calligraphy art in Al-Qur’an and the tilawah.
Al-Qur’an also becomes souvenir and jewel on mosque’s wall, furniture and
ornament from wood, glass, textile and any other. Research object will be
Central Java as one of central of Islam’s spreading in Indonesia at 14th
century. This is proven by the numbers of Pesantren (Islamic Boarding),
mosque with cultural Hindu’s art and classic book which left by the ancestors
or preachers. Islam was brought by Walisongo (Nine Preachers) with
Sufism and cultural approach. They were using compromising model that invite
people to convert to Islam by combining and mixing Islam with the teaching and
cultural tradition which different or even appear opposition with Syariah/Islamic
Law content. By that, rise many local expression on Islam, in this research
focuses on local expression variety of Al-Qur’an. The question is, how variety
of Al-Qur’an reception in Central Java, Indonesia at 21st century? Do
acculturation of Javanese cultural with Islamic teaching is attached in people
as religious experience and tradition? To know how the reception of Al-Qur’an
in a certain people do, so there must know the local tradition and religious
tradition which is still exist. Reception by mean is people approval, cultural
expression on Al-Qur’an. For example, using of verse’s piece for medication and
salvation. Often, clean village agenda also use verse of Al-Qur’an to expel
evil spirit. Indonesia, especially Central
Java has so many religious practices which acculturate between 2 major
traditions: Java and Islam. This practice is known by “the living Quran”.
Majority people in Indonesia are Moslem and cannot be away from religiosity.
With this research, ethnography approach and sociology can be useful to know
how people act toward Islamic knowledge. Variety of practice is being a
treasure of Javanese Moslem that put private culture part to Islamic Thought.
Reception, Holy Qur’an, Javanese Muslim