Hadi, Amirul; IAIN Ar-Raniry Banda Aceh, Jl. Darussalam Banda Aceh (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-02-13)
      Abstract: Exploring Some Cultural Dimensions of Acehnese Sultanates: An Historical Study. Culture constitutes a significant dimension of the life of community. As a concept, experts in general define culture as an ideational system, which include ideas, concepts, rules, and meanings that are shared by community and expressed in daily life. In its history, especially during the 17th century, Aceh, as an Islamic kingdom, developed its own culture, as it was evident in the state’s institutions and behaviors. This includes, among others, political, intellectual, ceremonial, and cosmopolitan and tolerant culture. All these were induced by the Islamic character of the kingdom, which was also enriched by its Acehnese and Southeast Asian elements.Kata Kunci: budaya, kerajaan, Aceh, dan Islam
    • ISLAM VERSUS TERORISME (Suatu Pendekatan Tafsir Hukum)

      Kharlie, Ahmad Tholabi; Fakultas Syari’ah dan Hukum, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-02-13)
      Abstract: Islam Versus Terrorism: A Legal Qur’anic Exegesis Approach. In the last decade, terrorism discourse has become one of the most  important international issues. The West has claimed that Islam had supported terrorism and violence against other community, especially the West. This article attempts to elaborate the issue of terrorism in the context of Qur’anic exegesis and Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh). The author argues that Islam as the grace for the whole universe (rahmatan li al ‘âlamîn), in its very doctrines, never support terrorism, radicalism, violent actions, and destructive actions on the earth (fasâd fi al-ardh). This paper attempts to discuss how the Qur’an responses to the issue of terrorism by analyzing the interpretation of legal related verses. Kata Kunci: terorisme, tafsir hukum, al-irhâb, jihad, kekerasan.

      Lubis, Lahmuddin; Fakultas Dakwah IAIN Sumatera Utara (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-02-13)
      Abstract: The Prophet and the Principles of Islamic Counseling. From a professional perspective Islamic counseling is a recent origin and few  scholars have addressed this area of study in a significant way. This article attempts to highlight the salient features of the principles of Islamic counseling by exploring the Qur’an, the sîrah of the Prophet Muhammad and his traditions as the role model and exemplar, and then compare it to the popular mainstream of western counseling paradigms as a dominant force in counseling and social intervention. The author asserts that psychology, as the origin of western popular counseling, is devoid of religion and foster distorted concepts of humankind that are rooted in materialism whereas counseling that is based on Islam emphasizes spiritual solutions, the main objective of which is to acquire happiness both in this world and the hereafter. Kata Kunci: Rasulullah, konselor, bimbingan, konseling

      Zein, Achyar; Fakultas Tarbiyah IAIN Sumatera Utara (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-02-13)
      Abstract: The Qur’anic Perspectives on Donation (Infâq). Wealthdistribution is an important concept regarding social welfare. One of key concepts on wealth distribution in the Qur’an is infâq, which stands for efficient attitude and practices on one hand and reducing wastefullness on the other. Works on Qur’anic exegesis and Islamic law, both classical works and modern ones, contain much discussion about this concept. The author argues that one of the most dominant views regarding infâq is that it is considered as a non-binding act of charity or a recommended act (sunnah) in Islamic law. Ibn ‘Abbâs, for instance, holds that it renders a bridging concept between zakât and almsgiving. This paper is an attempt to explore the concept of infâq by analyzing various Qur’anic verses and provide a comparison with prominent views of Islamic scholars.Kata Kunci: infâq, keborosan dan al-nafaqah
    • SYI‘AH ITSNA ‘ASYARIYAH: Beberapa Prinsip Ajaran

      Zulkarnaen, Zulkarnaen; Fakultas Syariah IAIN Sumatera Utara (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-02-13)
      Abstract: Syi‘ah Itsna ‘Asyariyah: Some Principal Teachings. The debate of ideological understanding of the rightful leadership is an important issue within the Shiates mainstream of Islam. The Shiates put ‘Ali—the fourth of al-khulafâ’ al-râsyidûn—in a special position, because they consider him as the rightful successor of the Prophet Muhammad. On the contrary, however, they consider the other three caliphs as unlawful claimers to the caliphate. However, differences of understanding in the Shiates also occur at doctrinal level that gives rise to the emergence of the Twelvers and Seveners of Shiates, the former of which holds that there are twelve lawful number of imâm whereas the latter believes that there are only seven respectively. This article traces the historical roots of divergent doctrine within the Shiites mainstream, analyses how it develop through times, and argues that the different doctrine hold by respective sects whether at a lesser or greater extent lead to different factions. Kata Kunci: syi‘ah itsna ‘Asyariyah, imâmah
    • DIALOG ESOTERIS ANTARAGAMA: Kajian Filsafat Iluminasi Suhrawardi

      Arifinsyah, Arifinsyah; Fakultas Ushuluddin IAIN Sumatera Utara (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-02-13)
      Abstract: Interreligious Esoteric Dialogue: A Study of Suhrawardi’s Illuminative Philosophy. A sufi is one of the most serius figures who deals and gets involved with the esoteric interfaith dialogue related not only to academic discourses but also to practical aspects. One of well-known sufi is Suhrawardi, a pioneer of the illumination philosophy, who succeed to combine between profane and sufistic or esoteric dimension into a religious life. The writing tries to analyze Suhrawardi’s opinions concerning the esoteric dialogue among religious adherents. Kata Kunci: dialog esoteris, agama-agama, dan iluminatif

      Milhan, Milhan; Fakultas Syariah IAIN Sumatera Utara Medan (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-02-13)
      Abstrak: Metode Hamka dalam Penafsiran al-Qur’an. Di antara sekian penafsir al-Qur’an modern di Indonesia, Hamka memiliki keunikan dalam pendekatannya. Pendekatan ini dapat disebut sebagai pendekatan sistemik, yang menekankan kesaling-terkaitan seluruh ajaran al-Qur’an mengenai berbagai hal. Karena itu, setiap ayat al-Qur’an mestilah ditafsirkan dalam konteks sistem tersebut, bukan sebagai bagian yang terpisah-pisah. Pendekatan Hamka ini secara alamiah melahirkan pemahamannya yang khas pula tentang Islam.Kata Kunci: Hamka, tafsir al-Qur’an

      Aunurrahman, Aunurrahman; Universitas Negeri Tanjung Pura (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-02-13)
      Abstract: Peace and Harmony in the Perspective of Education. Education for peace and harmony is a teaching process in creating receiprocal understanding amongst students without prejudice and negative thinking that enables them to prevent emerging conflict. It has been well established that education is a fundamental foundation to internalize norms effectively for students as it is directly related to daily life of mankind. Thus, the author argues that to build students’ tolerant character, it is deemed necessary to create tolerant atmosphere in all level, wheteher in family, social or formal educadional level. This paper tries to analyze how to implement the peaceful, harmonious and tolerant values in teaching and learning process in the formal education, family as well as society. Kata Kunci: perdamaian, harmoni, dan pendidikan

      Yafiz, Muhammad; Fakultas Syariah IAIN Sumatera Utara (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstract: Share and Syari’ah Stock Market: Concept, History and Development. This paper is an attempt to analytically describe limited sharesand capital market in syari’ah perspective. In so doing, this paper tries to elaborate their implementation in financial sectors in Islamic countries. It traces the historical development of the shares and capital market. It also compares the implementation in other countries such as United States, Malaysia and Indonesia. Kata Kunci: pasar modal, saham, keuangan syariah
    • MURTAD: ANTARA HUKUMAN MATI DAN KEBEBASAN BERAGAMA (Kajian Hadis dengan Pendekatan Tematik)

      Dahlan, Abd. Rahman; Fakultas Syariah dan Hukum UIN Syarif Hidayatullah (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstract: Apostasy: Between Death Penalty and Religious Freedom: A Thematic Study of Hadîth. One of the most sensitive discussions in Islamiclaw is the issue of apostasy. Some scholars of Islam maintain that the dead penalty for the apostate found in the precept of Islamic law is perceived as contrary to human rights, since it is against the principles of religious freedom. This paper presents a different perspective, which explains that this allegation is not entirely true. Not merely because of the apostasy. By using thematic hadis approach, this essay attempt to proof that it is apostasy which combined with rivalry against the state and enmity against Islam (bughât) that can be penalized with death sentence. And this can be executed after the state have decided to do so. Kata Kunci: murtad, kebebasan beragama, doktrin, qânûn

      Hasibuan, Lias; Fakultas Tarbiyah IAIN Sulthan Thaha Saifuddin (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstract: The Development Competency Learning Based System in Islamic Religious Higher Learning. Classroom learning activities will be effective if such process is undertaken in a comprehensive approach system. This paper is an attempt to discuss twelve learning process that have to be fulfilled in such learning activities. The author argues that fail to meet such requirement the expected learning system will be ineffective in building competency values as required in Islamic religious higher learning curriculum which is currently adapts to competency based system. Kata Kunci: sistem perkuliahan, kompetensi, PTAI

      Muslimin, Muslimin; Fakultas Syariah dan Hukum UIN Alauddin Makasar (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstract: Reformation of Syari’ah Banking Policy in Indonesia. The existence of Islamic banking in Indonesia gains recognition with the introduction of the government regulation of 1992 concerning the foundation of Islamic banking. Six years later the government introduced Law No. 10/1998 on reform of the banking system. As a result, reform of banking system, (conventional bankis possible to provide branch office based on syari’ah principles); reform of Islamic banking programs as well as monetary system; and reforms in accelerating of the Islamic banking development. This essay is an attempt to analyze the changes and implication brought with this regulation for the development of Islamic banking. Kata Kunci: politik, hukum, perbankan syariahPendahuluan

      Salma, Salma; Fakultas Syariah IAIN Imam Bonjol (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstract: Homosexuality in the Perspective of Western Thinkers and Islamic Jurisprudents. It is widely accepted that homosexuality is a  damaging and immoral way of life. This presupposition seems to become as a uniting factor between the thoughts of Western scholars and Islamic jurisprudents on the legal position of homosexuality. The author argues that although Islam respect freedom in all aspects of life which belongs to every single individual, however, freedom is always recompensed with contractual responsibility to control its proper use and misuse. Accordingly, in the reality of Western world not all of the society is in agreement with substantial use of freedom occurs around them. Freedom demanded by homosexuality and social reality has led to serious concern amongstthe society about their future generation. In such a condition their human nature points to the necessity for religious and spiritual life. The author argues that they trust religion to be capable of anticipating themselves as well as their family from negative effect of homosexuality. This essay analyzes the root of homosexuality in the view of both Western scholars and Islamic jurisprudents, and relates their implication to the importance of religion. Kata Kunci: kebebasan, homosexualitas, pemikir Barat, fukaha

      Mukti, Abd.; Fakultas Tarbiyah IAIN Sumatera Utara (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstact: The Principles of Learning in Islam. The present condition of Islamic education betrays its classical golden age, when Islam developed highly sophisticated system of education. The present ineffectiveness and inefficiency of Islamic learning was resulted partly from poor quality of learning system. The present author tries to extract from past experiences of Muslim some of the most important learning principles, believing that they can be reintroduced into the present Islamic education activities. The author argues that despite the fact that they were products of past time, they can still be relevant for the present time. Kata Kunci: prinsip, pembelajaran, Islam

      Lubis, Nur A. Fadhil; Fakultas Syariah IAIN Sumatera Utara (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstrak: Permasalahan Tentara Anak dalam Perspektif Islam. Konflik bersenjata di berbagai belahan dunia telah mengakibatkan sejumlah anak di bawah umur terlibat sebagai tentara. Sebagian mereka direkrut secara sukarela, sebagian lain secara paksa oleh kelompok-kelompok bersenjata. Keadaan ini memaksa anakanak tersebut melakukan berbagai aktivitas yang bukan saja sangat berbahaya, tetapi juga bertentangan dengan sifat dasar mereka sebagai anak-anak yang sedang berkembang. Tulisan ini menganalisis persoalan tersebut dari perspektif Islam, khususnya dalam kaitannya dengan bagaimana konsep jihad dimaknai dan dipraktikkan. Kata Kunci: jihad, perang, tentara anak

      Ritonga, Hasnun Jauhari; Fakultas Dakwah IAIN Sumatera Utara (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstract: Epistemological Foundations of Islamic Communication. Epistemology is a branch of philosophy which is inherent in the superstructureof knowledge. Epistemology discusses the process of acquiring knowledge, scientific sources, validity of theoretical framework of sciences, and scientific streams. Like other Islamic sciences, Islamic communication science derives from al-Qur’an and Hadist as the main sources. Analyzing the universe, human being, historical records of men are the subjects of the Islamic communication science. The present paper intends to elaborate broadly the scopes of the science, and describe critically the values leading to emerge it. Kata Kunci: epistemologi, komunikasi Islam, kerangka keilmuan

      Zuhrah, Fatimah; Staf Lembaga Penelitian IAIN Sumatera Utara (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstract: Islam and Democracy: Relationship and Compatibilities. In recent years, Islam and democracy have often been characterized as polar opposites. Democracy is seen as modern and forward-looking, whereas Islamic ideas have been portrayed as idealizing a fossilized past and unresponsive to change. This paper presents a discussion of interrelationship between Islam and democracy. Thus it is fair to say that some of the Islamic tenets are in line with the principles of democracy, and perhaps that are potential contradiction of democratic values. Kata Kunci: Islam, demokrasi, politik, Indonesia

      Matondang, Ikhwan; Fakultas Ushuluddin IAIN Imam Bonjol (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2008-12-02)
      Abstract: Universality and Relativity of Human Rights. Different approaches to human rights result in two principal theories of universalistic and relativist. The first contends that human rights are integral part of human existence regardless of time and place. Human rights are solely based on the very fact of human existence. The latter theory contends that human beings are product of their life contexts, therefore human rights should also be considered in the lights of socio-cultural backgrounds. Cultural differences results in differences on ideas and realities while maintaining the universal substances of human rights. Kata Kunci: HAM, universalitas, relativitas
    • SERTIFIKASI GURU Telaah Urgensinya Terhadap Kompetensi Dan Profesionalisme Guru Agama

      Fachrudddin, Fachrudddin; Fakultas Tarbiyah IAIN SU, (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2009-06-02)
      Abstract: Teacher Certification: Analysis of its Importance for theCompetency and Professionalism of Religious Teacher. Indonesiannational policy on human resource development is now focusing on education— a trend taken after the Reformation Era. The administration is trying to achieve this through enhancing teachers’ professionalism and prosperity. One main means of this is teachers’ certification that is designed to: 1) determine the qualification level of teachers as learning agent; 2) increase the process and education results; 3) increase teachers’ social status; 4) increase teachers’ professionalism; and 5) increase teachers’ prosperity. Amidst the efforts and hopes one has to wait for the results.Kata Kunci: sertifikasi guru, kompetensi, profesionalisme

      Halimah, Siti; Fakultas Tarbiyah IAIN SU, (State Islamic University North Sumatra, 2009-06-02)
      Abstract: The Strategy of Curriculum Developt and Islamic Religious Education Learning. Islamic education is frequently criticized for not producing the desired attitudes and behaviors. Many factors have been suggested as being behind this problem, the most important being related to curriculum and methodology. In addition to design problems, Islamic education curriculum is too cognitive in nature and unable to adapt to changes. The prevalent methodology is not effective in processing cognitive knowledge into well internalized values that guide attitudes and behaviors. Our present author strongly suggests that any program to develop Islamic education must start with or at least take curriculum and methodologyinto serious consideration.Kata Kunci: kurikulum, pembelajaran