Peer-reviewed journal published in June and December by Lembaga Penelitian & Pengabdian kepada Masyarakat (LP2M) of the Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai, Gorontalo-Indonesia. Fokus muatan Al-Ulum adalah kajian keislaman meliputi Pendidikan Islam; Kebudayaan Islam; Hukum Islam; Pemikiran Islam; Ekonomi Islam;Komunikasi Islam; Dakwah; Konseling Islam; Filsafat Islam.


The library contains articles of Al-Ulum as of vol. 10 no.2 to current.

Recent Submissions

  • The Belief of Prohibition to Do Jumat Pray in Mosque For Women in Gorontalo

    Kasim, Dulsukmi (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2019-06-01)
    Tulisan ini mengangkat kasus faham shalat Jumat muslimah Desa Bulotalangi Timur yang ada di Kecamatan Bulango Timur Kabupaten Bone Bolango. Dari tiga masjid yang ada di desa Bulotalangi Timur, hanya masjid al-Hidayah yang muslimahnya menjalankan faham bahwa wanita tidak boleh shalat Jumat, sehingga mereka datang ke masjid pada hari Jumat hanya untuk shalat Dhuhur berjamaah dan diimami seorang pria. Faham ini muncul sejak tahun 1994 yang diajarkan oleh seorang guru ngaji bernama Karim Daud. Tidak dijumpai adanya dalil nas khusus dalam menjalankan faham tersebut. Langgengnya faham tersebut dipicu oleh sedikitnya 4 faktor: 1) Rendahnya tingkat pendidikan dan pengetahuan agama warga desa tersebut; 2) Kurangnya perhatian dari lembaga pemerintah dan tokoh masyarakat setempat; 3) Adanya fanatisme buta atas doktrin sang guru/ustad; 4) Kurang tersentuhnya mereka oleh dakwah ulama Gorontalo (MUI, Kementerian Agama, dan da’i).
  • Human Rights Obligations in Perspective Islamic Criminal Law

    Hasan, Hamzah (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2019-06-01)
    Human Rights Obligations remains a problem that is always interesting to talk about, especially in the perspective of Islamic criminal law. Human rights in Islamic criminal law become the main aspect because obligations must be fulfilled first before being able to claim the rights. If the obligation is fulfilled, then the rights of all human beings can also be fulfilled. The Islamic law has the concept that obligations are more or more priority than the rights, and this is very different from the national legal system and the Western legal system. The principle of fulfilling the obligation first than the prosecution of the rights is the nature of the law which encourages avoidance of someone committing acts that can harm others. In order to create order in life or create benefit in society, the Islamic criminal law regulates it with the concept of al-darūriyāt al-khamzah.
  • Pola Komunikasi Politik: Studi Pilkada Gubernur Gorontalo

    Thaib, Erwin Jusuf; Mozin, Abdul Razak (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2018-06-01)
    This study is about to reveal how political communication of Golkar Party actors in Gorontalo Governor Election of 2011. The results of this study indicate that the strength of Golkar's political communication performance in Gorontalo Governor Election in 2011 is on party communicators and actors. Where the model of political communication occurs at several levels, namely; (a) the individual level, Rusli Habibie-Idris Rahim managed to manage the impression in each of them well. (b). At the group level, it is clear how Rusli Habibie-Idris Rahim managed to manage his political communications with harmonization in policy sharing and political talks. (c) at the organizational level impacted further from the group level, ie how Golkar and PPP determine the political direction of the party that position itself as the defender of the people; and (d) At the mass level, the Golkar Party is melting in coalition partners with the PPP, so the Gorontalo public sees any positive value from Golkar and PPP. Golkar and PPP always get a positive score. This is because Rusli Habibie-Idris Rahim always advances as a public policy advocate.
  • Communication Strategies to Prevent Terrorist Group’s Radical Ideology and Doctrine within Islamic Universities at Central Sulawesi

    Khairil, Muhammad (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2017-12-01)
    The development of terrorist groups continues to undergo metamorphosis through the transformation of the communication network and radicalism doctrine. This phenomenon makes affiliation efforts with radical groups, including building networks in the higher education. Radical Ideas easily penetrate campuses and universities. The vulnerability is not only seen from a psycho-social approach alone, but also as in instrument or media that outspread hatred and violence that designed to fit campus lifestyle. Some of the ways are such as books, magazines, bulletins, internet and social media networks. Universities can formulate appropriate and effective communication strategies as an effort in de-radicalisation, indoctrination, and de-ideologisation. Altering Islamic stigma as a terrorist religion and eliminating the image of Indonesia as implementing the teachings of Islam substantively according to Indonesian Islamic localities can do a terrorist country. Islam penetrated and developed in Indonesia not based on violence or religious radicalism, but by reflecting the spirit of Islam as the religion of blessing to the world (rahmatan lil alamin).
  • The Reconstruction of Islamic Education in Indonesia Through MaqÄ á¹£id Sharī‘ah of Jaseer Auda

    Naupal, Naupal (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2017-12-01)
    Islamic education in Indonesia has a long history and started around the 13th century, but it faces many challenges.  The first of challenge is the existence of logocentrism and the second of the challenge is the school of centrism (mazdhab-centrism). Logocentrism and school of centrism (mazdhab-centrism)  in Islamic education has caused the rise of ghulat community and radicalism in Indonesia. For this reason, Islamic education as an implementation of maqÄ á¹£id sharī‘ah should be reconstructed. Islamic education systems have to change its strategy and operational method.  It has to be open and inclusive to foreign resources of school environment as stated by Auda in maqÄ á¹£id sharī‘ah. By implementing the thought of Auda’s maqÄ á¹£id sharī‘ah in the Islamic education in Indonesia, it is expected that the competent, broad-minded, humanistic, tolerant, and democratic Muslim communities can be realized.  Besides that, the reconstruction of Islamic education can give information to the society that Islam is not as rigid as radicalism claims, but Islam provides a lot of alternatives in solving the present problems.
  • Nilai-Nilai Pendidikan Karakter dalam Syair Zuhdiyât Karya Abu Al-‘Atâhiyah

    Yahiji, Kasim; Damhuri, Damhuri (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2014-06-01)
    Discourse of the implementation of character values on the National Educational System is not a new agenda. The implementation has motivated by the national awareness about the importance of character building toward the young generation as the guarantees for nation strength. The aim is to improve students’ potency and build them to be piety to Allah SWT, to have good personality, to be healthy, intellectual, smart, and creative, be autonomous, and become democratic citizen, responsible, in accordance with the message on the law of National Education system. It is indicated that the first value should be implemented is universal truth without formulating the source. Literature works is one of sources which full of moral teaching and can be analyzed to find out the truth, and transferred to the students. The values of educational character on literature work can be implemented to students through emotional analysis. Abu al-‘Atâhiyah poems is one of literary works which full of moral teaching and can be analyzed and implemented on education, both formal and non-formal schools.
  • Pendidikan Karakter Berbasis Al-Qur’an; Upaya Menciptakan Bangsa yang Berkarakter

    Rahman, Amri; Kasim, Dulsukmi (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2014-06-01)
    This paper discusses about the issue of educational character. This issue is sounding in educational sector as a response to any forms of moral decrease of Indonesia as a nation.  Al-Qur’an contains teachings to educate human in order to be a good nation. Its main example is the Prophet Muhammad Saw and his exemplary followers. The educational character which is based on the Quran basically is built through three dimensions: attitude to the Supreme Creator (Allah SWT), attitude to ourselves, and attitude to the others and our environment. Indonesians national identity which has been good character is indicated in the Qur’an with some criteria, namely: unity; that is, to have agreed noble values; work hard, means discipline and good time management, caring; moderate and open minded; ready for struggle and be brave and patient in facing some challenges. Therefore, to define address the educational character based on the Qur’an in the establishing nationhood mostly depends on the roles of: 1) society through strong faith and examples from the Prophet Muhammad Saw; 2) Educational sector through schools and mosques; and 3) the government.
  • Epistemology and Ijtihad System's of Ibn Taymiyah In The Book of Majmu 'Al-Fatawa

    Ahmad, La Ode Ismail; Amri, Muhammad (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2019-06-01)
     This paper examines Ibn Taymiyah's epistemology in the book Majmu 'al-Fatawa which contains a collection of his fatwas. The results of the discussion can be concluded that Ibn Taymiyah carried out three methods of ijtihad, ijtihad bayani, ijtihad qiyasi and ijtihad Istislahi although not comprehensively from various forms of each method. In general, Ibn Taymiyah's theory in ijtihad offers an inductive thinking method (empirical). Empiric is not only what is done and written by people, but can be in the form of daily life or natural events, but also in the form of verses and hadith. In the present era, a new method of interpreting the Koran, interpretation of mawdu'iy by collecting verses about a problem, then comprehensively understood and then concluded. It seems that this method is in line with Ibn Taymiyah's method of placing nas as empiric, not as a theory, while theory is generated from research.
  • Nyorog Tradition of Betawi Community in The Perspective of Islamic Family Law ( A Case in The Betawi Community in Bekasi, West Java)

    Zaelani, Abdul Qodir (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2019-07-05)
    This article examines the tradition of Nyorog in Betawi communities living in the City of Bekasi, West Java. Even though they live in West Java, the Betawi communities continue to maintain their own culture, including the Nyorog culture that can be found when welcoming Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. The Nyorog tradition is full of social values, even including the values of Islamic family law. Based on the interview results with several figures, this study finds out that some of the values contained in the Nyorog tradition can be understood substantively as an effort to care for family harmony, as well as a means of physical, spiritual, and social education. In conflict situations or estrangement of relations within the family, the Nyorog tradition may function as a medium of reconciliation between conflicting family members, knitting back the broken relationship to a Sakinah Mawaddah wa Rahmah (serene, peaceful, prosperous) family.
  • Pola Pengkaderan Ulama di Sulawesi Selatan (Studi pada Program Ma’had Aly Pondok Pesantren As’adiyah Sengkang Kabupaten Wajo)

    Idham, Idham (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2017-12-01)
    This article aims to elaborate the pattern of regeneration of Islamic scholars (ulama) in South Sulawesi by focusing on the study of Ma’had Aly As’adiyah Sengkang Wajo. In the search, a qualitative approach was used. Data collecting was done through interviews, observation, literature study and documentation. The results of the research indicate that the regeneration of Islamic scholars in South Sulawesi had been long conducted in some Pondok Pesantren (Islamic Boarding Schools). This study finds out that the regeneration of Islamic scholars was provided with a certain medium in a special program. The existence of Pondok Pesantren As’adiyah Sengkang by implementing the regeneration of Islamic scholars through Ma’had Aly caused Pondok Pesantren As’adiyah Sengkang to be one of 13 organizers of Ma’had Aly program that was given an operational license by the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Nilai –Nilai Kearifan Lokal Pulanga untuk Pengembangan Karakter

    Haluty, Djaelani (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2014-06-01)
     A great nation is a nation that has a strong character derived from the values emerged from the culture of its peoples. The values of local wisdoms are not barrier to progress in the global era; they will lead to a tremendous transformational force in improving the quality of human resources as a competitive advantage and comparative capital of a nation. Therefore, acknowledgment of the values of local wisdom is a strategic step in building the national character. ‘Pulanga’ is a philosophy that contains a comprehensive dimensional character. It is always meant an effort to increase the welfare of the people and encouraging attitudes and behavior of individuals who emphasize the harmony among human beings, between human and nature, and between human and God in making life and living.
  • Democratisation, Decentralisation and Islam: A Reflection of Two Decades of Indonesia's Local Autonomy

    Mukrimin, Mukrimin; Lahaji, Lahaji; Akifah, Andi (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2018-06-01)
    In Indonesia, decentralisation has emerged in the name of democratisation over the last decades. Decentralisation, politically, has significantly shaped the relationship between the central and local governments. Therefore, many have believed that the decentralisation is equivalent to the democratisation process. In this article, we attempt to answer these questions: (1) is the decentralisation compatible with consolidated democratisation in Indonesia? (2) How is “the rule by people†implemented for the sake of democracy; in other words, how local people fill these spaces? In this article, we argue that there has been a connection between democratisation process and decentralisation. However, the relationship seems to be superficial.
  • Penulisan Kitab Al-Jami’ Al-Azhar fi Hadits An-Nabi Al-Anwar Karya Al-Manawi

    Daud, Ilyas (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2011-12-01)
    The history of writing and science of hadith have passed a series of very long phase. This paper examines one of the hadith books, i.e. Hadith al-Jami 'al-Azhar Hadith an-Nabi by the Imam Anwar al-Manawi. This paper shows that al-Manawi is an eminent scholar who collected the prophet Muhammad’s tradition in his book al-Jami 'fi al-Azhar al-Hadith al-Nabi al-Anwar and wrote by using various methods and systematical arrangement of traditions based on alphabetical arrangement. This can be seen in indexes (fuhras) book chapters from each book al-Jami fi al-al-hadits al-Anwar of the Prophet. The theme also varied, such as monotheism, worship, morals and law. In this book al Manawi also mentioned about quality of the Prophet’s traditions, both valid hadith, good (hasan) hadith, or false traditions (dhaif).
  • Tarekat

    Fata, Ahmad Khoirul (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2011-12-01)
    Sufism as an organized institution service provider presents a practical and structured to guide the stages of mystical journey that centers on student-teacher relationships; authority of the teacher who had climbed the stages of mystical must be completely accepted by a student. This is necessary in order to move students to meet with God can be completely successful. Congregations have been known in the Islamic world, especially in the second century AD 12/13 (6/7 H) with the presence of the congregation Qadiriyah under the founder Abd al-Qadir al-Jailani (1077-1166 AD). After passing through the stages in the congregation, a member will receive a diploma of teaching; one can conduct a congregation and teach others. Genealogically, most congregations linking their lineages to the Prophet Muhammad through Ali ibn Abi Talib, except of the Naqshbandi who through Abu Bakr Siddiq.
  • Contextualization of Divorce Through Fiqh and National Law in Indonesia

    Fikri, Fikri; Saidah, Saidah; Aris, Aris; Wahidin, Wahidin (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2019-06-01)
    This paper aims to respond contextualization of divorce through in fiqh and national law in Indonesia. This study is conducted with a qualitative descriptive using normative theological, sociological, and formal juridical approaches. The study shows that;1) divorce is absolute right of a husband to his wife so that it is legitimate, the belief is actualized that divorce is spoken by husband is a legitimate fiqh perspective, because the law automatically applies who said it; 2) Divorce is done outside the Religious Court there is no legal force, wife cannot claim her rights, Islamic society must obey the legal system in Indonesia although talak is sourced from fiqh can apply automatically, but islamic society cannot ignore in law enforcement from the legal system that applies in Indonesia.
  • Nilai-Nilai Religiusitas Adat momeâti pada Masyarakat Kota Gorontalo (Replika Islam Nusantara)

    Bakry, Muhiddin (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2016-06-01)
    This study aims to make a comprehensive study on the phenomenon of behavior and perception of Gorontalo society to Mome’ati tradition (pledge) as the tradition of Gorontalo society in general, and especially the people of Gorontalo city, which is still maintained, and study of the aspects of religiosity of momeâti custom in society of Gorontalo city. This research is a field research and the data was collected using observation, interviews, Focus Group Discussions (FGD), and documentation. The results of this study reveals that there are some steps in momeâti tradition which doing it. These steps conveys a meaning of religiosity that is in line with the Islamic law. This is one of the local tradition of Gorontalo which has been already assimilated in Islamic values. The implication of this this study can expand and enrich information about local Islamic tradition in Indonesia.
  • Logics, Objectives and Sociological Sides of Islamic Law

    Muslimin, JM (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2019-06-01)
    Can Islamic law change the conservation paradigm into transformation? If possible, which aspects can be done for this matter? How far the linkage between conventional Islamic law and social adaptation can continue to be elaborated? Where can the linkage aspects between Islamic law, structure, and culture be found? That is among the several questions to be answered in this paper. Reflecting on conventional (Western) law, writing tries to compile the links between aspects of Islamic law, social and cultural structures. The article concludes with an emphasis on the importance of understanding the beginnings of the growing systematization of Islamic law, as well as the relative aspects of systematization and the necessity of understanding the socio-cultural settings that are constantly changing in the current period. So, it can produce transformative Islamic legal patterns. Islamic law that corresponds to social change.  
  • “Nur Muhammad†dalam Naskah Klasik Gorontalo

    Kau, Sofyan A. P. (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2011-12-01)
    “Nur Muhammad†is a popular concept in the discourse of Sufism falsafati. In Gorontalo, texts of Muhammad Nur iw widely known. The texts, as the author of the findings gathered in a collection of manuscripts under the theme "Isra’ Mi’raj". Because it is a manuscript on Nur Muhammad is a commonly red each month of Rajab, exactly 27 Rajab regarding event-Isra Mi'raj. This paper shows that the manuscript Gorontalo Nur Muhammad is not the original work of local scholars Gorontalo, but it is a re-adaptation and copy the text of Nur Muhammad Classical Malay. This assumption is based on text analysis, and comparison with historical texts (manuscripts) others, as well as socio-cultural analysis of the Muslim community that mentradisikan Gorontalo reading the manuscripts on Islamic day events.
  • Riau Provincial Local Governments and Riau Malay Customary Law in the Perspective of Karl Jaspers' Theory of Existence

    Firmanda, Hengki; Latief, Juhansar Andi (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2018-06-01)
    This study aims at analyzing the relationship between Riau provincial governments and Riau Malay Customary Law (LAM Riau) using Jaspers’ theory of existence. The data of this study are qualitative ones using the sociological law as the approach. Riau Malay customary law is the norm regulates the manner of behavior of the Malay people. Riau Malay customary law is a law-based-community. It means, the law is conserved and raised its existence jointly. The local governments have a very important role in maintaining its existence. Local governments (executive and legislative) and customary institution are defined as state organizers.
  • Obligasi Syariah Sebagai Instrumen Investasi dalam Sistem Keuangan di Indonesia

    Puhi, Ismail (Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Sultan Amai Gorontalo, 2017-06-13)
    This article describes the development of Islamic financial institutions in Indonesia recently. It raises the need for a variety of banking financial system. By the increasing in Islamic financial institutions, the market share of Islamic economy will eventually grow. The growth adds a large capitalization of accumulated capital. Large funds will seek investment placement forms that vary in line with the desired portfolio. One solution to the needs of the accumulated fund is the issuance of bonds, because the investments instruments that have the big market share are obligation. Therefore, issuers and investors as the market participants should be able to know definition and differences of each bond issuance

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