Dean’s Greeting

One of the challenges of Indonesian Islamic Academician is to introduce Indonesian Islam to the world. The issue of internationalization of Indonesian Islam is discussing increasingly, especially by Indonesian Islamic educational institutions under the Ministry of Religion and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.

Islamic State and Private Universities (Perguruan Tinggi Agama Islam=PTAI), such as State Islamic University (Universitas Islam Negeri=UIN) will certainly not be separated from the task of responding to these challenges. UIN even has to be the vanguard (avant garde) carrying Indonesian Islamic ideas to the international arena. Students and alumni of Islamic universities must be able to represent Indonesia in the world. It is also important in building the image of Indonesia and its people. Indonesian Islamic academician can become producers or trendsetters of plurality and another mindset of intellectualism for the world’s Muslim community. We already have that asset.

204 million Muslims in Indonesia is a number that should be significant enough to move the pendulum of world Islamic civilization. In addition, Indonesia’s scholarly tradition has shaped world-class Islamic discourse. Islam in this country had given to rise of International academician in Islamic , such as Imam Nawawi al-Bantani and Mahfudz al-Tirmisi, whose works have circulated in the world. The treasures of religious thought in Indonesia have also given birth to contemporary Begawan-cum-scientists such as Bung Hatta, Nurcholish Madjid (Cak Nur) and Abdurrahman Wahid (Gus Dur). This is a big capital for us to build Indonesian Islamic civilization.

Within that framework, FEB as the spearhead of the development of Indonesian Islamic economic civilization and intellectualism, will always respond to the challenges of the times and produce scholars who have piety, integrity and knowledge to become an insane figure who has the quality of Islamic professionalism in contributing to growing the Indonesian economy both in terms of character and nature. local and national. As well as being able to deliver the discourse of Indonesian Islamic economics to the international level. The last but not least, this profile easily reflects these great ideals. we hope so….

(Prof. Dr. Ibnu Qizam, M.Si.,Ak.,CA.)