Islam and democracy: Guarantee of the right to freedom of opinion in the principle of religious moderation

Sukadi, Imam ORCID: and Ningsih, Mila Rahayu (2021) Islam and democracy: Guarantee of the right to freedom of opinion in the principle of religious moderation. Presented at ICONETOS 2020 – the International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Social Science, 31 October 2020, LP2M UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang.

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The principle of democracy upholds the rights of every citizen in terms of freedom of expression. Muslim has rights and even has to think and argue. The right to freedom of expression should not violate the rights of other people because basically, every citizen has the right to freedom of opinion which has the same position. Freedom of opinion must also prioritize unity because the Indonesian nation is a nation that is diverse and rich in culture. This freedom of opinion must be used to spread good, and not for spreading evil and injustice. A person may express their opinion freely, as long as they do not violate the law, such as blasphemy, slander, against the truth, insulting other people's beliefs, or by following their own will. The understanding of freedom of opinion in religious moderation must be understood contextually because Indonesia has many cultures, and customs. Moderate in Islamic thought is to promote a tolerant attitude towards differences and openness to accept diversity

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: Rights, Freedom, Opinion, Moderation, Religious
Subjects: 18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180108 Constitutional Law
Divisions: Faculty of Sharia and Law > Department of Islamic Constitutional Law
Depositing User: Imam Sukadi
Date Deposited: 04 May 2021 00:37


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