Dr. Rahina Nugrahani, M.Ds
Lecturer in the Visual Arts Department, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Semarang, Indonesia
The article analyzes the illustration artworks produced by Virtual Community Hijabographic as a medium to disseminate religious values. Hijabographic as one of the Muslim women’s communities in Indonesia is one of the pioneer virtual communities that create various illustration artworks aimed to perform da’wah on social media Instagram, also as a medium to ingrain Islamic values. The primary method is virtual ethnography; we use it to uncover social interactions between members of the Hijabographic community that creates a natural response and a stimulus for community members to express it in the form of illustration artworks published through social media. The results showed that the illustration artworks by Hijabographic are medium to achieve educational goals, in this case, is religious education. Illustration artwork is not merely created to fulfill the purpose of art, but also as a tool to find the self-fulfillment of illustrators in performing da’wah (proselytization), transmitting Islamic values, and to foster awareness of other Muslim females to become pious individuals.
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