Pagar Nusa Endeavors to Knitting Towards a Moderate Society

  • Muliadi Muliadi Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung, Indonesia
  • Muhtar Gojali Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung, Indonesia
  • Abdul Wasik Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung, Indonesia
  • Maulani Maulani Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Raden Fatah Palembang, Indonesia


This study examines the role of Pagar Nusa, an autonomous body of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) in Indonesian traditional martial arts, in realizing a moderate society. Pagar Nusa is dedicated to exploring, developing and preserving the Nahdlatul Ulama martial art, which has deep spiritual and cultural values. This study uses a field approach, including a type of qualitative research. Data was obtained through observation, interviews and documentation to explore the programs implemented by Pagar Nusa in fostering moderation. Data analysis techniques are processed, presented, and inference or validation. Through training, competitions and seminars, Pagar Nusa aims to introduce pencak silat to the broader community and educate the younger generation about the importance of cultural heritage and ethical self-defence skills. This study emphasizes the principles of religious moderation, such as balance, justice, kindness, and wisdom, which form the basis of Pagar Nusa's activities. The findings of this research contribute to the understanding of how pencak silat can be an effective instrument in promoting moderation and fighting radicalism in a multicultural society which ultimately encourages positive social change.


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How to Cite
MULIADI, Muliadi et al. Pagar Nusa Endeavors to Knitting Towards a Moderate Society. Al-Hayat: Journal of Islamic Education, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 389-400, july 2023. ISSN 2599-3046. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 june 2024. doi: