Category: Islam: Submission to Allah

“Daripada ‘Islam Arab’ yang gemar konflik, lebih baik ‘Islam Indonesia’ yang lebih terbuka”???

  “Daripada ‘Islam Arab’ yang gemar konflik, lebih baik ‘Islam Indonesia’ yang lebih terbuka”??? Kalimat ini sering sekali didengar, khususnya terucap dari kalangan liberal atau kalangan nusantarais. Memang klaim ini terasa indah sekali, apalagi kalau melihat bahwa di area Timur Tengah sana sedang banyak dilanda konflik bersenjata. Ditambah lagi, ada wacana-wacana ‘anti-Wahabi’ yang didengung-dengungkan sebagai

Psikologi Modern Tidak Netral? (Reblog dari Dr Syamsuddin Arif)

  Lebih dari setengah abad menggeluti psikologi modern, pakar bernama lengkap Malik Babikir Badri ini dikenal luas lewat bukunya The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists. Ketidakselektifan psikolog muslim, menurutnya, telah menyebabkan mereka mengikuti pola pikir dan pendekatan kaum Yahudi dan Kristen, meskipun cara itu berkualitas rendah dan tidak islami.

“Islam dan Diabolisme Intelektual” by Dr Syamsuddin Arif (Short Book Review)

I have read this book for a while, actually. This my review on it: The term “intellectual” is a fascinating, fancy, yet an elusive one. There seem to be endless understandings towards this term, and from it flows an endless trend of ‘intellectualism’. However, as time goes by I cant help but become uncomfortable. As

Some Q&A on Islamic Law in Indonesian Law

Very recently a Ph.D Student from Bangladesh came to me and asked some questions regarding his research on inter-faith marriage in Bangladesh, with comparative analysis to a few other countries including Indonesia. There are a few questions which I think I need to share to clarify possible misunderstandings by non-Indonesians who are learning about Indonesian

Understanding Islam in the Human Rights Discourse: The Role of “Fundamental Responsibilities” at Islam’s Core

  Understanding Islam in the Human Rights Discourse: The Role of “Fundamental Responsibilities” at Islam’s Core By Fajri Matahati Muhammadin Debates on Islam and human rights are always hot and ongoing. It seems that most debates lie on a right-per-right comparison or particular issues in the Muslim world. Some take a more positive approach by