In Search of True Religiousity: The Conversion Experience of Two Jemaat Ahmadiyah

Didin Nurul Rosidin


In the Indonesian context, religious conversion is a complex and sensitive phenomenon. It is called complex because it is not only related to the cognitive aspects of the converters but also the emotional side. Meanwhile, it is sensitive because religious conversion certainly has a tremendous impact on the personal life of the doer. This paper focuses on how the conversion process occurs in Ahmadiyah followers in Cirebon West Java Indonesia. The method used is in-depth interviews where each informant is given the widest possible opportunity to explain their conversion process to become followers of Ahmadiyah. This study of religious conversion is interesting to examine considering that studies on religious conversion, especially in the context of minority religious groups, are still rarely carried out in the context of Islamic studies in Indonesia, which is actually plural.


Ahmadiyah; Conversion; Religious; Experience

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