Ulumuna 2018-08-14T01:11:22+00:00 Mohamad Abdun Nasir Open Journal Systems <div class="shortDesc" style="background-image: url(''); background-position: center; border-radius: 6px; background-size: cover;"> <div class="customBar"> <div class="journal-desc"> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Ulumuna (P-ISSN: 1411-3457; E-ISSN: 2355-7648), a journal of Islamic studies published twice a year (June and December) by State Islamic University (UIN) of Mataram since 1997, publishes original (library or field) research articles in the field of Islamic studies. It promotes multidisciplinary approaches to Islam and Islamicate societies and focuses on six main topics, (1) the Qur’an and hadith (2) Islamic Law (3) Theology (Kalam) (4) Philosophy (5) Mysticism (Tasawwuf), and (6) Education. All submitted papers are subject to double-blind review process.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Ulumuna was admitted as an accredited journal by the Director General of Strengthening Research and Development, Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia in 2017. The accreditation is given through a Director Decree No. 32a/E/KPT/2017 and is effective until 2022.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #ffffff;">Ulumuna has become a CrossRef Member since year 2015. Therefore, all of its publications have a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI) number. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Read More</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> Governing Religion In Indonesia and France: Scope and Limits 2018-06-25T06:51:39+00:00 Asep Saepudin Jahar <p>This paper discusses the complex implementation of an ideal framework for governing religion in Indonesia and France. Every country is required to apply a balanced approach to protect internal interests on one hand and adapting to the world’s values on the other. In practice, however, it is never possible to achieve such an approach perfectly. By investigating the existing rules on religion and civil rights in Indonesia and France, this paper argues that minority groups in both countries have not been treated justly with respect to their religion. Using the case of Ahmadis in Indonesia and Muslims in France, the paper explains how both countries face formidable challenges in maintaining the balance between an internal policy of harmony and peace, and securing civic rights in accordance with international values. In sum, France and Indonesia share a similar dilemma in attempting to ensure that religious and civil rights are neutral and objective for all people. In such matters, limitations are unavoidable.</p> 2018-05-28T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Ibn ‘Āshūr and Negation of Minority’s Contribution To the Development of Nation 2018-08-14T01:11:22+00:00 Saifuddin Herlambang Budi Juliandi <p>The Quran promotes universal values. However, the interpretation of the Quran may potentially reduce its universality. This paper presents the concept of <em>shūrā</em> and <em>sadaqa</em> in <em>al-Ta</em><em>ḥrīr wa al-Tanwīr</em> authored by Ibn ‘Āshūr, focusing on Surah Āli ‘Imrān (3): 159 and Surah al-Baqarah (2): 264. It also brings up other interpretations to provide a variety of opinions from Muslim scholars. This study builds up on the Malasevic’s theory of identity politics, stating that identity politics is not only exercised by marginalized people, or minorities in the midst of a major power within a country, but also in the majority, as well as in the ruling group. This study argues that Ibn ‘Āshūr’s interpretation is influenced by Islamic identity politics that negate other identities. He therefore excludes non-Muslims’ engagement in the process of national consolidation and development in Tunisia. This paper further maintains that, unlike Ibn ‘Āshūr’, the interpretation of the concept of <em>shūrā</em> should yield a peaceful coexistence between minorities and majorities in Muslim countries and beyond.</p> 2018-05-28T00:00:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##