De-Secularizing Legal Education in Indonesian Non-Islamic Law Schools: Examining the ‘Introduction to Jurisprudence’ Textbooks on the ‘Norm Classification’ Chapter

Ulul Albab: Jurnal Studi dan Pemikiran Hukum Islam, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2018)

24 Pages Posted: 25 May 2018 Last revised: 5 Aug 2018

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Fajri Muhammadin

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) - Faculty of Law; International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws

Hanindito Danusatya

GMF AeroAsia

Date Written: May 15, 2018

Abstract

English Abstract: The Indonesian legal system is not secular, but the legal education in non-Islamic universities are secular. This article will highlight the ‘Introduction to Jurisprudence’ course (ITJ) at law undergraduate programs. More specifically, one chapter will be analyzed i.e. ‘Classification of Norms’ because it is an early fundamental chapter in ITJ which shapes the jurisprudential reasoning of the law students. This article uses a literature study to observe the most used textbooks for the (ITJ) course in the top law schools in Indonesia. It will be found that the approached used by these textbooks are secular and incompatible with the Indonesian non-secular legal system. Islamization of knowledge is needed to ‘de-secularize’ this ‘Classification of Norms’ chapter.

Indonesian Abstract: Sistem hukum Indonesia tidaklah sekuler, tapi pendidikan hukum di universitas non-Islam justru sekuler. Artikel ini akan menyoroti mata kuliah ‘Pengantar Ilmu Hukum’ (PIH) yang diajarkan di program sarjana ilmu hukum. Lebih spesifik, satu bab akan dianalisa yaitu bab ‘Klasifikasi Norma’ karena ia merupakan bab awal PIH yang fundamental dalam membentuk logika pemahaman hukum bagi para mahasiswa. Artikel ini menggunakan studi literature untuk mengamati buku ajar PIH yang paling sering digunakan di beberapa fakultas hukum terbaik di Indonesia. Disimpulkan bahwa pendekatan buku-buku ajar ini bersifat sekuler dan tidak sesuai dengan system hukum Indonesia yang tidak sekuler. Islamisasi ilmu diperlukan untuk men-desekulerisasi bab ‘Klasifikasi Norma’ ini.

Keywords: Islamization of Knowledge, Jurisprudence, Norms, Legal Education, Indonesia

Suggested Citation

Muhammadin, Fajri and Danusatya, Hanindito, De-Secularizing Legal Education in Indonesian Non-Islamic Law Schools: Examining the ‘Introduction to Jurisprudence’ Textbooks on the ‘Norm Classification’ Chapter (May 15, 2018). Ulul Albab: Jurnal Studi dan Pemikiran Hukum Islam, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3178487

Fajri Muhammadin (Contact Author)

Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Indonesia

HOME PAGE: http://fajrimuhammadin.staff.ugm.ac.id

International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws ( email )

P.O. Box 10, 50728
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Hanindito Danusatya

GMF AeroAsia ( email )

Indonesia

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