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This study aims to explain the influence of Islam in the Javanese Sholawatan tradition and the meaning contained in the Javanese Sholawatan verses. It also aims to narrate the change of society in the Javanese Sholawatan tradition. This study is a qualitative study with listening and note taking techniques. The data were obtained through field and literature studies from various sources examining Sholawatan, music, lyrics and culture. The data were then analyzed using the descriptive-qualitative method. This study presents the findings that the art of Javanese Sholawatan contains: (1) verses pf praises addressed to the prophet Muhammad, (2) verses in the arts with the values of Islamic education, (3) politeness in the community, (4) the teachings of life that direct the behavior of a person or society more to be based on Islamic values, (5) a means of dhikr, and (6) a medium of religious entertainment for the community. This study can give benefits for better community behaviors based on Islamic teachings. The novelty in this study is that it examines the art of Javanese Sholawatan.
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