DEMOCRACY AND ISLAMIC STUDIES AT PESANTREN
Democracy here is not democratization as governance system, but democracy as spirit confession to the plural reality, including in Islamic studies. Truly, undeniable that indoctrination approach have to be used in Islamic studies because with this approach Islamic values which have been believed the truth can be inculcated, so that every Moslem can live as according to this values. It doesn’t mean that democratic approach model which emphasize at the process and reasoning cannot be applied in Islamic studies. Herewith, Islamic studies traditions will always critical analyzed, so that will protected from intellectual saturation process (intellectual suicide). With democracy principle, pesantren as entrance of Islamic education system shall be always open to apply the good democratization ideas, in leadership style, even more in Islamic studies.