Abstract

Penelitian ini mengkaji tentang penolakan Sayyid Utsman terhadap ide-ide pembaharuan seperti penafsiran kembali (reinterpretasi) al-Qur’an, penerjemahan al-Qur’an dan membuka pintu ijtihad dilakukan untuk menyelamatkan umat Islam dari bid’ah dan kerancuan pemahaman (ghurur) dalam agama. Sebagai seorang mufti, Sayyid Utsman merasa berhak memberikan peringatan kepada masyarakat akan bahaya ide dan pemikiran kaum pembaharu. Jadi di sini, terlihat perhatian Sayyid Utsman untuk menjaga akidah dan sistem kepercayaan masyarakat Islam di Indonesia berdasarkan akidah Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama’ah.  Sedangkan kritik Sayyid Utsman terhadap gerakan pembaharuan, belum menyinggung sejarah pembaharuan Islam di Indonesia. Hal ini bisa dimengerti, sebab sampai masa Sayyid Utsman, gerakan pembaharuan di Indonesia belum bersifat gerakan, tapi hanya sebatas ide. Dari penjelasan ini juga dapat dilihat bahwa saluran majalah pembaharuan dan media komunikasi pada saat itu belum menyebar secara luas di tengah masyarakat.This research investigated about the rejection of Syed Othman toward the renewal ideas as reinterpretation of the Koran. The translation of the Koran and opened the gate of ijtihad were done to save the Muslims from heresy and confusion of understanding (ghurur) in religion. As a mufti, Sayyed Osman felt entitled to give warnings to the public about the dangers of ideas and thoughts of the reformer. So here, visible attention of Sayyed Osman to keep faith and belief system of the Islamic community in Indonesia was based on the creed Ahlu Sunnah wal Jama'ah. Namely criticism of Sayyed Osman toward the renewal movement had not touched the history of Islamic renewal in Indonesia. This was understandable because at Syed Othman era the renewal movement in Indonesia was not yet a movement, but it was only limited ideas. From this explanation could also be seen that the renewal of the magazine channels and communication media at the time was not yet spread widely in society.