Prophetic Literature as Teaching Material and Character Strengthening Media
Human character plays a role in the progress of a country’s civilisation. People who have good character can make a good contribution to their country. Human character can be strengthened with prophetic literary media through literary learning and general learning. This study aims to describe the prophetic values in Indonesian and Malaysian literary works which can be used as teaching materials and media for strengthening character. This qualitative research uses the critical discourse analysis method. The data source of this research was literary works written by Indonesian and Malaysian novelists and poets. They are Ahmad Tohari, A. Mustofa Bisri, Taufik Ismail, Nisah Harun, Siti Zaleha M. Hashim, Rosmiati Shaari, and Zaiton Ajamain. The results showed that the novels and poetry by Indonesian and Malaysian writers contained prophetic values which included transcendence, liberation and humanisation. These literary works can be categorised as prophetic literature. Prophetic literature can be used as a teaching material and media to strengthen character because it contains prophetic messages that can serve as guidelines for living a harmonious life and preventing dehumanisation.