Moral Teachings and Spirituality in Manuscript Studies: A Critical Study of Social Values in the Digital Age

Ahmad Asmuni


This research aims to study the moral teachings and spirituality of the Javanese-Muslim ethnic group, as well as how it implements Islamic teachings in the digital age. It applies a qualitative research methodology that focuses on the theme of Javanese morals and Islamic teachings. The main sources of primary data were interviews and observations, while secondary data to support the research were obtained from documentary studies of ancient manuscripts and other relevant literature. The study used qualitative data analysis techniques over four steps, namely data collection, data reduction, data presentation, and finally the drawing of conclusions and verification of data. The findings revealed that the teaching of Kejawen morals and spirituality has its origins in the cultural traditions of the Javanese tribal community, which teaches about the pakem (standards/rules) for a good life and noble standards to form hanjawani morals (for a commendable character). Kejawen Islamic philosophy, which combines Islamic teachings and aspects of Javanese society, is manifested in the digital era in the form of spiritual intelligence. Through spiritual intelligence and akhlatul kharimah, people can understand every phenomenon and act wisely in responding to various situations and conditions in the digital era thanks to such teachings. The expected implication is that stakeholders will be able to support the preservation of the positive values of Islamic Kejawen culture, which in turn will help increase the spirituality and noble morality of the Indonesian people in order to foster harmony among themselves, the nation, and the wider world.



moral, kejawen, Islam, digital era

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