Compare And Contrast West And Modernism

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The main characteristic of Islam and the west in the nineteenth and twentieth century was that both Islam and the west were largely defined by its relationships. Modernism of the west which driven by the experience of technology, military, economy, and political superiority indirectly challenged Islam to define themselves, by Islamism in building civilization. Modernism was the adaptation of religious ideas and practices to take accounts of what west had achieved with democratic life. Meanwhile Islamism was a return to a supposedly original core Islamic praxis as a way of overcoming the west. Both movement of modernism and Islamism are now still thriving. Western democracy considered conducive to achieving the aspirations of living in modernity by rule out the divinity concept from the state. This is seemingly incompatible between Islam and democracy if the discourses are involving Islamism and democratic…show more content…
Long before the proclamation of independence, there is a difference of perception of religion as a paradigm. Adherence to the concept of religion in the state being debated figures from the class of nationalities and religions. Religious leaders perceive religion becomes the moral and ethical foundation for the emerging national movement to present the views Indonesia as an Islamic state. In opposite, national figures give an idea of national unity that separates religion and state affairs as a consequence of the concept of the Islamic state, country and religion is unity. It means that when the concept applied to the people of Indonesia at that time there is disagreement about how it should shape state law. At the same time not appropriate if Indonesia is a non-religious state too. Thus came the idea that still has significance for building the state is not based on any particular religion. Then Indonesia namely the state that Belief in Almighty

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