Speeches
Sep

27

UIII Academic Convocation

Sep 27

We warmly welcome you all! It is my great pleasure to welcome you here this morning to this Convocation Day 2022, this is our second annual event organized by UIII to officially welcome the...

Sep

27

Afghanistan is the Face of Our World Today

Sep 27

On August 29, 2022, the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII) campus welcomed a visit from the United States (US) Embassy led by Rina Amiri, the U.S. Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights. The visit aims to explore how Indonesia can participate in addressing the problem...

Sep

06

Towards a Post-Pandemic World

Sep 06

The international community's perception of Covid-19 is currently at a crossroads. Some consider the virus still resides and continues to mutate by giving rise to dangerous new variants. Others think the Covid-19 pandemic is over. As a result of these two views, paradoxes arise everywhere. In...

Aug

05

Moderate Islam in the Arab World

Aug 05

Will the moderate Islamic campaign led by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, reap glorious results in his country? How will this impact the Middle East and, more broadly, the Islamic world as a whole? These are the questions that arise when we observe developments in Saudi...

Jun

24

Indonesia Has Lost One of Her Best Sons: Buya Syafii

Jun 24

Indonesia has just lost one of her best sons after the passing of Prof. Dr. Ahmad Syafii Maarif, who is also familiarly called Buya Syafii. Ever since the announcement was made on Friday, May 27, 2022, the media has been flooded with condolences and prayers from all over the world. Crowds of...

May

31

Laylatul Qadr

May 31

One of the many reasons that make Ramadan very special for Muslims is because the Holy Qur’an was revealed to the beloved Prophet Muhammad during this month. Referring to Surah al-Qadr (97:1-5), scholars believe that the Qur'an was revealed on a night called "Laylatul Qadr" (Inna anzalnahu fi...

Apr

26

The Sociology of Fasting

Apr 26

Fasting in the month of Ramadan is often associated with collective expectations such as solidarity, empathy, philanthropy, transformation, and others that are related to social change. In this way, fasting is drawn from the transcendental theology realm to the empirical history realm. Consequently,...

Apr

06

UIII as a Center of Excellence

Apr 06

The term "center of excellence" is always associated with other words, namely "civilization." In the world of science, both are not new terms. However, I felt a new energy and spirit when the term was recently conveyed by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. K.H....

Mar

15

Humankind and Time

Mar 15

In the near future, a chapter in our lives will be closed. As the years go by, we will enter a new chapter of our lives. Some of us may have already made various plans, and prepared to open a new chapter in their lives. While some do not have any plans. Ready...

Dec

21

The Spirit of Humanity in the Tokyo Olympics

Dec 21

After being postponed for nearly a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was finally opened on Friday, July 23, 2021 local time at the Tokyo Stadium, Japan. As usual, the opening of...

Dec

21

Cultivating a Positive Digital Culture

Dec 21

The digital technology that we enjoy today is a development of information and communication technology (ICT). In just less than two decades, this technology has changed almost the entire pace of human life on earth. It is safe to say that currently all daily activities have been digitized. During...

Jul

05

UIII and the Islamic Intellectual Tradition

Jul 05

The decline of Muslim world, especially in the fields of science and economics, has long captured the attention of Muslim activists and intellectuals all over the world. It raises a collective concern that encourages various efforts to trace the causes of the decline and at the same time seeks to...

Jun

16

Every Day is Eid

Jun 16

At the end of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world experience a feeling of sadness mixed with happiness. Sad to let the month full of blessings and forgiveness go but at the same time also thrilled to welcome Eid al-Fitr. Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr are indeed two moments that are fully treasured by the Muslims. The sadness caused by the end...

May

21

The Month of Science

May 21

Of the many religious rituals, fasting is perhaps one of the most analyzed ones from a scientific perspective. At first, people only saw the practice of fasting as mere religious worship. However, when Western scholars who were accustomed to the scientific mind-set paid attention to the practice of fasting by Muslims, a scientific perspective...

May

21

The Holy Qur’an: To Recite and To Study

May 21

Every 17th of Ramadan, the Muslims in Indonesia commemorate the night of Nuzulul Qur’an (asbāb al-nuzūl, أسباب النزول), which is also known as the Occasions of Revelation, with various attractions ranging from torch parades, kasidah or nasyid art performances, Qur’an recitation and memorization competitions, to religious...

May

20

Seizing the Moment for Reinventing Muslim Civilization: Opening Remarks

May 20

Prof. Dr. Komaruddin Hidayat Rector of Indonesian International Islamic University Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, Distinguished guests and scholars, Professor Mohamed Abouzaid Alamir from Egypt, Professor Mohammad al-Rougi and Professor Mohamed Adiouane from Morocco, Professor Moncef ben...

Apr

22

Preserving Islamic Culture and Civilization (2)

Apr 22

IIIU is a newly established post-graduate institution that provides seven schools and offers various academic programs focusing on the study of Islam and the Muslim world. The university also has various research centers with speciëc expertise to respond to strategic issues and challenges...

Apr

22

Islam, Science and Religion

Apr 22

The number of Muslims in the world today is around 2 billion, meaning it’s 25% of the world's population. It is not a small number, and Islam is a religion whose adherents always increase from year to year, spreading to almost all corners of the world. In Russia and Europe, for example, birth...

Apr

09

Indonesia:
A Living Laboratory for the Muslim World

Apr 09

As the largest Muslim population in the world and outside the Arab region, Indonesia is very interesting place to study. Many Western scholars have conducted research on Indonesian Islam, especially from anthropological, historical and political studies. However, the world community in general...

Apr

08

Obituary: In Loving Memory of Prof. Dr. Bahtiar Effendy (1958 – 2019)

Apr 08

We, at Indonesian International Islamic University (IIIU), and the community at Islamic Higher Education Institutions in Indonesia, are mourning the sudden death of Prof. Dr. Bahtiar Effendy, a faculty member, and former Dean of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, of Syarif...

Mar

28

Preserving Islamic Culture and Civilization (1)

Mar 28

There are at least two interesting facts about Indonesia and the Muslim world. First, Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world. With more than 260 million people, Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world, and here Islam is the most adhered to religion. With...

Mar

28

Religious, Cultural and Civic Values for Peace-Building (2)

Mar 28

In the realm of personal and family situation, someone can put the highest religious law. But once someone enters public place such as streets and highways, the law of the ruling country, the police are the supervisors. In social life, religious discourse has increasingly filled public spaces such...

Mar

28

Religious, Cultural and Civic Values for Peace-Building (1)

Mar 28

In recent years, religious identity is a very important social capital. As an identity, religion is often captured and used by political elites to capture the masses for their purposes. It seems there has been a significant shift in the ways people, political parties and the state relate and...