PESANTREN SEBAGAI MATA AIR KEBUDAYAAN
Besides as a center of education that teaches and spreads Islam, pesantren is actually the center of Islamic culture of Nusantara.
Walisongo is the foundation of a cultural strategy that makes traditions and cultural arts as means or instruments (wasilah) and methods
(manhaj) in teaching and spreading Islam in Nusantara. Walisongo’s cultural strategy is continued by pesantren in the next phase, especially
when facing Western culture in the colonial era. since then the pesantren became the springs of culture that inspired the ulama and ummaat
Islam Nusantara when in touch and dealing with the various cultures that came later, especially secular modern culture with the ideological
tools that accompany it.