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Indonesian Discourse on Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief: Muslim Perspectives

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Discussion on the relationship between Islam and human rights is not a new subject. However, this topic remains an interesting subject because the development of Islam, either as a religious phenomenon or as social and political phenomena, is constantly connected to the issue of human rights. In the context of Indonesian Islam, the connection between Islam and human rights has been developing in interesting ways because of the changing political atmosphere in the post-New Order following the fall of Suharto, the former president of Indonesia, from his office on May 21, 1998. Scholars Arskal Salim and Azyumardi Azra find at least four significant developments in the Muslim society in the post-New Order era that are connected with human rights, either on the discourse level or on the practical level.

The first development mentioned by Salim and Azra is the replacement of Pancasila[4] with Islam as the dominant party ideology. Following this change, Islam-based parties, such as  Partai Persatuan Pembangunan (PPP) and Partai Bulan Bintang (PBB) diligently offered discourses on Islamic shari’ah. PPP and PBB have been very persistent in trying to amend the Constitution of 1945 with the inclusion of seven words: “dengan kewajiban melaksanakan syariat Islam bagi pemeluknya,” which means “with the obligation to observe Islamic shari’ah for its adherents.” PPP and PBB claim that if these seven words were included, Islamic shari’ah would officially have constitutional status in the national legal system. The agenda promoted by PPP and PBB failed in the Indonesian legislature (Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat (MPR) or the People Consultative Assembly) in 2000, 2001, and 2003…

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Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin, M.Si

Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin, M.Si

Direktur Eksekutif at Pusat Studi Agama dan Multikulturalisme (PUSAM)
SYAMSUL ARIFIN adalah Profesor Sosiologi Agama di Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). Saat ini, dia menjabat sebagai Wakil Rektor I UMM, sekaligus Direktur Eksekutif Pusat Studi Agama dan Multikulturalisme (PUSAM) Program Pascasarjana UMM. Minat akademiknya terkosentrasi pada kajian dan riset mengenai pendidikan, radikalisme, multikulturalisme dan hak asasi manusia. Beberapa karyanya yang telah dipublikasikan, di antaranya adalah: (1) Ideologi dan Praksis Gerakan Sosial Kaum Fundamental: Pengalaman Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (UMM Press, 2005); (2) Studi-studi Agama: Perspektif Sosiologi dan Isu-isu Kontemporer (UMM Press, 2009); Studi Islam Kontemporer: Arus Radikalisasi dan Multikulturalisme di Indonesia (Intrans Malang, 2015); Attitudes to Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief in Indonesia, Voices of Islamic Religious Leaders in East Java (Kanisius, Yogyakarta, 2010). Syamsul juga terlibat dalam sejumlah penulisan buku yang berbasiskan riset, di antaranya: (1) Indonesian Discourse on Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief: Muslim Perspective (BUY Law Review, 2012); (2) The Construction of Islamic Education of Islamic Education in Hizb Perspective (Education, Vol 10, Number 3, September-December 2012); (3) Stem the Tide of Radicalization in Indonesia (Islamica: Islamic Studies, Vol. 8 No. 2 (2014).
Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin, M.Si

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Prof. Dr. Syamsul Arifin, M.Si

SYAMSUL ARIFIN adalah Profesor Sosiologi Agama di Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). Saat ini, dia menjabat sebagai Wakil Rektor I UMM, sekaligus Direktur Eksekutif Pusat Studi Agama dan Multikulturalisme (PUSAM) Program Pascasarjana UMM. Minat akademiknya terkosentrasi pada kajian dan riset mengenai pendidikan, radikalisme, multikulturalisme dan hak asasi manusia. Beberapa karyanya yang telah dipublikasikan, di antaranya adalah: (1) Ideologi dan Praksis Gerakan Sosial Kaum Fundamental: Pengalaman Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (UMM Press, 2005); (2) Studi-studi Agama: Perspektif Sosiologi dan Isu-isu Kontemporer (UMM Press, 2009); Studi Islam Kontemporer: Arus Radikalisasi dan Multikulturalisme di Indonesia (Intrans Malang, 2015); Attitudes to Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief in Indonesia, Voices of Islamic Religious Leaders in East Java (Kanisius, Yogyakarta, 2010). Syamsul juga terlibat dalam sejumlah penulisan buku yang berbasiskan riset, di antaranya: (1) Indonesian Discourse on Human Rights and Freedom of Religion or Belief: Muslim Perspective (BUY Law Review, 2012); (2) The Construction of Islamic Education of Islamic Education in Hizb Perspective (Education, Vol 10, Number 3, September-December 2012); (3) Stem the Tide of Radicalization in Indonesia (Islamica: Islamic Studies, Vol. 8 No. 2 (2014).

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