Sang Pencerah – Indonesian movie

subs in english is not yet availabe,

using indonesian language as the main language,

but still comprehensible for malaysians who know malay language well. 

Sang Pencerah sendiri memulai perjalanan kisahnya dengan menilik kelahiran seorang bayi laki-laki bernama Muhammad Darwis di dalam sebuah keluarga Jawa yang memiliki latar belakang lingkungan beragama Islam yang sangat kuat. Dalam pertumbuhannya, Darwis remaja (Ihsan Tarore) sering merasa aneh dengan kebiasaan lingkungannya yang seringkali mencampuradukkan kegiatan agama dengan berbagai kegiatan yang berbau mistis. Hal inilah yang kemudian menarik perhatian Darwis untuk mempelajari Islam lebih lanjut. Di usianya yang ke-15, Darwis, dengan seizin orangtuanya, pergi ke Mekkah untuk menunaikan ibadah haji, sekaligus mempelajari Islam langsung di tempat kelahiran agama tersebut.

Lima tahun berselang, Darwis dewasa (Lukman Sardi) kembali ke kampung halamannya di Yogyakarta. Sesuai dengan kebiasaan mereka yang baru kembali dari Mekkah saat itu, Darwis merubah namanya menjadi Ahmad Dahlan. Kondisi lingkungannya sendiri, yang saat itu berada di bawah bayang-bayang penjajahan Belanda, masih sama dengan ketika ia meninggalkan Yogyakarta. Banyak ajaran Islam yang dalam pelaksanaannya semakin melenceng dari apa yang telah disuratkan dalam Al-Qur’an maupun Al-Hadits. Tak tinggal diam, Ahmad Dahlan mulai secara perlahan menyadarkan masyarakat sekitar mengenai kesalahan yang telah mereka lakukan. Tentu saja, merubah sesuatu hal yang telah menjadi semacam adat di dalam sebuah kelompok bukanlah hal yang mudah untuk dilakukan. Ahmad Dahlan sendiri sempat mendapatkan kecaman dari seorang kyai penjaga tradisi, Kyai Penghulu Kamaludiningrat (Slamet Rahardjo), bahkan sering dituding sebagai seorang kyai yang sesat.

Namun atas dukungan penuh istrinya, Siti Walidah (Zaskia Adya Mecca), keluarga, dan beberapa orang murid setianya, Ahmad Dahlan terus berusaha menegakkan akidah, termasuk dengan bekerjasama dengan organisasi modern yang banyak dinilai merupakan kelompok kafir oleh lingkungannya.

A brief Synopsis:

Jogjakarta 1867 -1912

The story itself began with the journey of a history from the birth of a baby boy named Mohammed Dervish in Java. The baby boy was born in a family with a strong islamic background. As he grew up, young Dervish (Ihsan taror) were often feel at odds with the islamic practice in his environment that often mix religious activities with a variety of mystic. It is then what make the boy became interested to study Islam further. At the age of 15, Dervish, with the consent of his parents, he went to Mecca for the pilgrimage, whilst he study Islam directly at the birthplace of the religion.

On his return from Mecca 5 years later, Dervish (Ihsan Taroreh) changed his name to Ahmad Dahlan (Lukman Sardi), customary to the usual practice of anyone who came back home from Mecca in his place. The condition at his birth place which at that time under the Dutch occupation were still the same as the time before he left. A lot of religious teaching and also ways to implement it had gone far from the original teaching  in the Quran and Sunnah. He agitated for the implementation of Islamic law that deviated toward heresy (Bid’ah). Taking his agitation to action, he slowly began to approach the peoples around him and correct them about the wrong doings that they indulge in. Changing what had been presume like the truth in one’s community surely is not easy.  A few traditionalist kyai had express their censure toward Ahmad Dahlan. Kyai Penghulu Kamaludiningrat (Slamet Rahardjo) anger then led to the demolition of Dahlan’s mosque as it was considered a heresy for him. Ahmad Dahlan was also accused of religious scholars in Pagan just because he opened a school that places students sit in a chair like a modern Dutch school.

Ahmad Dahlan was also accused as kyai Javanist just because he has a close relationship with Javanese intellectual teacher in Budi Utomo. But those allegations do not make the Kauman youth surrendered. With the company of his beloved wife, Siti Walidah (Zaskia Adya Mecca) and five faithful disciples: Sudja (Giring Nidji), Sangidu (Ricky Perdana), Fahrudin (Mario Irwinsyah), Hisham (Dennis Adishwara) and Dirjo (Abdurrahman Arif), Ahmad Dahlan built Muhammadiyah organization with the purpose of educating Muslims for forward-thinking in accordance with the time changes and development as well as in practicing a true islamic teaching and correcting the faith of people.

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