Respect, Internal Attribution, and CORFing as Muslims‟ Cultural-psychological Strategies in Fostering Interreligious Harmony in Waingapu
Aad Satria Permadi*, Rozmi Ismail and Arena bt. Che Kasim
Purpose: To discover the psychological dynamics of the Muslims in fostering interreligious harmony in Waingapu. Methodology: This is qualitative-phenomenological study. The study included 11 participants who were selected using purposeful-snowball sampling. The researchers used eight main interview questions to guide data collection process. Results: Research result shows that in fostering interreligious harmony, they are applying respect and internal attribution, as well as performing CORFing. All three stemmed from the norms of Islamic creed (aqidah) and manners (akhlaq) and influenced by the belief of “one ancestor”. Applications/Originality/Value: The research resulted in an understanding that the norms of aqidah, which is commonly considered as dividing the community, turned out to be a catalyst of harmony between the Muslims and other religious groups in Waingapu. The narrative behind it shall be discussed in this article.