Biopolitics in Pandemic Era from the Quranic Perspective

(Study of the Interpretation of QS. An-Nisa:59 and QS. Al-Baqarah:195)

  • Sofia Aulia Zakiyatun Nisa UIN SUNAN KALIJAGA YOGYAKARTA
Keywords: Biopolitics, Alquran, Pandemic


The challenge of religion to answer the problems of modern life is becoming more complex today. For example the Covid-19 virus pandemic which is currently endemic to almost all corners of the world. Debates from various perspectives of viewpoints emerge to decide the best policy to handle it. Biopolitics then becomes an alternative policy that must be taken by the government as the highest authority that has the obligation to protect the right to life and protect the security of all people. One form of government policy that is being familiar recently is a lock-down on all community activities, such as education, the economy. social, even religious activities. The Quran as a holy book that answers the problems of life, in this case implies that "O you who believe, obey Allah and His Messenger, and to the leaders among you .. (Surah An-Nisa: 59). " The order to obey the government is intended to return to obeying His commands in QS. Al-Baqarah: 159 "... and do not drop yourself into destruction. And do good, because verily Allah loves those who do good. " The two verses clearly give a clear picture of the virtue of being obedient to the government to maintain the most common principles of life safety "dar'ul mafaasid muqaddam 'ala jalbil mashalih (preventing damage takes precedence over seeking good)." So this article will examine further the implications of the interpretation of QS. An-Nisa ': 59 and QS. Al-Baqarah: 159 with the application of pandemic era biopolitics. Furthermore, it will also be explored further regarding the rules of the biopolitical policy from the related interpretation review.

How to Cite
Sofia Aulia Zakiyatun Nisa. (2021). Biopolitics in Pandemic Era from the Quranic Perspective . Ushuluddin International Conference (USICON), 4. Retrieved from