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Vol. 1, No. 2, March 2018

We are very pleased to present the new issue of the Indonesian Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (IJIIS). This issue mainly consists of selected papers whose main topics and discussions revolve around the construction, pluralization, fragmentation, and contestation over Indonesian Islam. These papers raise and discuss some important questions over how Indonesian Islam has been historically constructed and re-constructed, and how the nature of religious and political authorities within it has been debated and reconfigured in light of the country’s changing political and religious landscapes as well as global socio-political developments.
The first article, written by Muhammad Abdul Karim, discusses the historical construction and development of a distinctive Indonesian Islam. The second article by Faisal Ismail then critically surveys some defining moments of ideological debates on the relationship between Islam and the state ideology in Indonesia. Following this, Suwarsono Muhammad’s article offers a fresh insight on the fate and trajectory of Indonesian political and cultural Islam in the light of changing political and economic context, especially during the New Order and the Reformasi periods. The next article by Munirul Ikhwan discusses more specifically on how shari’a has been appropriated in the context of modern nation-state, looking at how certain Indonesian Muslim intellectuals develop the discourse of ‘democratic shari’a’. Another important account on how the ideal of Islamic leadership is attached to cultural products is then presented in the next article by by Ganjar Widhiyoga.
This issue also includes another three articles with different focuses. Gowhar Quadir Wani’s article offers some preliminary discussions on Maqashid al-Shari’a while John C. Simon and Stella Y.E Pattipeilohy’s article examines how Mahmoud Mustafa Ayoub’s discourse on Islamic Christology resonates with Christian Christo-praxis. The latest article, written in Arabic by Dzulkifli Hadi Imawan, discusses the role and contributions of Indonesian ulama toward academic and da’wah movements in the Islamic world, especially during the 19th century.
It is hoped that this publication will encourage further research and discussion on various issues concerning Islam and Muslim societies from various disciplinary backgrounds.


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Vol. 1, No. 1, September 2017

Indonesian Journal of Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (IJIIS) is a new endeavor of the Postgraduate Program of Islamic Law, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Islamic University of Indonesia to provide a platform for intellectual exchange and dissemination of academic work on various aspects of Islam and Muslim societies by scholars and researchers coming from various disciplinary backgrounds. The main vision of the journal is to promote and facilitate the development of interdisciplinary Islamic studies in Indonesia and beyond. 

In this very first edition of IJIIS, we are delighted to have eight thought provoking articles written by authors whose interest and focus revolve around various research areas: Islamic thought, education, sociology, and Islamic law. 

Collectively, these contributions offer fresh perspectives on various issues of Islam and Muslim societies in light of different disciplinary backgrounds. It is hoped that this very first edition of IJIIS will be important contribution to developing better understanding of the complexity and multiplicity of this religion and how it has been interpreted and practiced in different historical and geographical contexts. Finally, as editors, we really hope that our journal will help promote the academic debates and studies on various aspects of Islam and Muslim societies across disciplinary boundaries.

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