Corruption Analysis in Religiosity Perspective

  • Abdul Nadjib


Religiosity in Islam instills positive values ​​and norms for its adherents. Indonesia is known as a country of high religiosity; its people are devoutly carrying out religious worship that it adheres to. Meanwhile, the practice of corruption in Indonesia has been classified as an extraordinary crime that has been rampant in almost all levels of government from the central, regional, to the village. This study aims to analyze corruption from the perspective of religiosity of the apparatus in the Regions in order to address the problem of rampant corruption practices in countries with high community religiosity. This research uses a descriptive qualitative approach. Researchers sought to describe, analyze attitudes, perceptions, and thoughts about corruption from the perspective of Islamic religiosity in the area by conducting a literature review and supplemented with in-depth interviews with six informants. The results showed that religiosity cannot completely prevent an apparatus from committing a criminal act of corruption. The practice of corruption by the state apparatus is more dominant due to social pressure, a supportive system, and an organizational culture that allows (provides opportunities) for corruption, in addition to the greedy attitude of the perpetrators. To be able to prevent widespread corruption in the regions, a mental revolution is needed that emphasizes the creation of a clean and corruption-free system and organizational culture. For this reason, it is necessary to implement anti-corruption education from an early age, namely at the level of basic education to higher education. Besides that, role models of individuals and organizations with integrity, clean and free of corruption are needed from the central to the regions.