Islamic Da’wah Methods in Indonesia, Now and Then
The Islamization progress in Indonesia was very open and equal because of the trading route. It was certainly different from the Islamization spread through military force expansion.
The Position of Islamic Law in Indonesia
Islamic law in Indonesia is a result of the dialogue between community reality, religion, politics, and state.
History of Mecca before Islam
Our understanding about Mecca seems to shape under a spiritualized explanation based on religious doctrines, rather than socio-cultural explanations toward the city.
Inspiration from the Golden Age of Islam
I have never ceased to admire the spirit of Muslim scholars in medieval Islam era (about 8-13 / 14 AD …
Islam Began as Something Strange, How is its Future?
The Prophet, as a stranger, kept on his ways step by step. Besides, he still exhibited honesty, sincerity, composure, patience and he then got more and more empathy from Medinans. When he went back to Mecca, many of Meccans felt dumbfounded.
Ibn Khaldun and The Fall of Khilafah
According to Ibn Khaldun, there were devoted people but morally corrupted at the same time, so power became an instrument of boasting life and Abbasid rulers sank into worldly pleasures. They blatantly neglect religious values, said Ibn Khaldun, so that Allah took over their power from the Arabs completely and replaced by other nations.
What Do Quranic Manuscripts Tell Us?
This essay is aiming to show that research on manuscripts, both of form and content, is not only an essential adjunct to Qur’anic and Tafsir (exegesis) Studies but also its significant to Islamic Studies. Outlining the importance of studying the Qur’anic manuscripts; what we can learn; a piece of its history; and some ways in which one can benefit from research in this field in the future.
The Faces of Al-Ghazali
Al-Ghazali is known for his book on Sufism, Ihya’ ulum al-din. But there are at least two ‘faces’ of the Hujjat al-Islam: The Mystical and Philosophical Ghazali.
Pact of Aelia: Umar’s Assurance to Christians of Jerusalem
During his conquest, Caliphate Umar ibn Khattab provided assurance of safety to the Christians of Jerusalem.