Muhammadiyah and the Early Statehood Politics of Indonesia

  • Prahasti Suyaman Universitas Muhammadiyah Sukabumi
  • Irwan Akib Universitas Muhammadiyah Makassar
  • Akrim Raihan Universitas Muhammdiyah Sumatera Utara
  • Novelti Novelti Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Barat
Keywords: Muhammadiyah, politics, statehood, Indonesia


This article discusses Muhammadiyah and the statehood politics in Indonesia. Through the literature study method, this article reveals that Muhammadiyah is a social organization that grows and develops in tandem with the socio-cultural and political growth and development in Indonesia. In his journey, Muhammadiyah concentrated more on his social work, but he could not be separated from the correlation with power of politics. The consistency of the non-partisan missionary movement does not reduce the interest of Muhammadiyah activists involved in practical politics. Based on his khittah, Muhammadiyah is not a political organization and will not become a political party. However, with the belief that Islam is a religion that regulates all human life in the world, naturally all matters relating to the world become the fields of Muhammadiyah's work, including matters of state politics. This article underlines that religious modernity can be used as input for political development in the modern state.


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