Problems of Religious Moderation in Sooko Ponorogo District (Liberalism, Exclusivism, Extremism)

  • Zamzam Mustofa IAIN Ponorogo, Indonesia
  • Amir Mukminin Astuti Wonogiri Islamic College of Religion (STAIMAS)


In Surat Al Mumtahanah verse 8 emphasizes the need to do good and be fair to people of all religions in a social and cultural environment. When discussing one's rights and obligations as a citizen or state, one's religion becomes irrelevant. The state guarantees equality for all citizens. The purpose of this research is to open up new insights about how the values of religious moderation are applied in society. This study uses a qualitative approach by uncovering data through interviews and field observations in accordance with the facts that occur, with the support of previous research data. The results of this research have been studied and studied in depth, it is suspected that several areas in Sooko Sub-District are exposed to movements of exclusivism, extremism, and radicalism which disrupt the harmony of religious moderation. Several cases were revealed from the activities of the Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia group, the LDII Islamic Defenders Front. The conclusion of this research is that there needs to be serious steps from the government in tackling movements that have the potential to divide diversity.

How to Cite
MUSTOFA, Zamzam; MUKMININ, Amir. Problems of Religious Moderation in Sooko Ponorogo District (Liberalism, Exclusivism, Extremism). Proceeding of Annual International Conference on Islamic Education (AICIED), [S.l.], v. 1, p. 106-119, oct. 2023. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 15 july 2024.