Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)

Abstract

The Principles of Religious Tolerance and Harmony Among the People of Sasak Tribe in Lombok Island, Indonesia

Author(s): Galang Asmara

The paper reveals the principles of religious tolerance and harmony among the people of Sasak Tribe, one of the tribes in Indonesia living in Lombok Island. This paper is the result of empirical research using juridical and sociological approach. The research found several principles of tolerance and religious harmony that live and thrive among Sasak people in Lombok Island. These principles are the principle of mutual respect, appreciating differences, keeping togetherness, fraternity, love of peace and abstinence to spread the disgrace of others. For the Muslim, the principles of religious tolerance and harmony are reinforced by arguments contained in the Quran and Hadith.