UMRAN - International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies (EISSN: 2289-8204)

International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies is a refereed journal published by UTM Press and managed by Faculty of Islamic Civilization, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

The articles in the journal are related to Islamic and Civilizational Studies that cover broad area of studies and multidisciplinary knowledge. It focuses on the following areas:

  • History
  • Culture and Civilization
  • Philosophy and Islamic Thought
  • Sufism and Theology
  • Politics and Political Economy
  • Economics and Finance
  • Management
  • Law and Jurisprudence
  • Education
  • Science and Technology
  • Halal Science

This journal publishes three issues per year (March, July and November).


The manuscripts for consideration to be published in the journal can be written in Malay and English based on research findings and others intellectual discourses, or book reviews.

The view expressed in the articles does not necessarily represent the view of the editors. The priority is given to the articles which has merit to the scope of the journal and contribute to the development and advancement of civilized society.

The manuscripts submitted for consideration to be published in the journal should be original, and must not have been previously published or under consideration for other publications.

It is the board of editor’s aim to bring this journal to be a resourceful platform for the dissemination of knowledge and the advancement of the community at large.

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International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies

Faculty of Islamic Civilization, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.


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Vol 3, No 3-1 (2016): Special Issue on Nusantara

Chief Editor: Mifedwil Jandra (UIN Yogyakarta).

Editorial Boards: Shofyullah MZ (UIN Yogyakarta), Okizal Eka Putra(UIN Yogyakarta), Munir Mulkan(UIN Yogyakarta),  Anhar Ansyory(UAD), Nurcholis (UM Cirebon), Khairul Wahidin (UM Cirebon), Sonny Zulhuda (IIUM), Aunur Rohim (USIM).


This compilation of articles consists of various articles on Nusantara. It includes topic of religion, culture, psychology and tradition.

The study on culture reveals on the conjunction between culture and religion, particularly on how these culture and religion have exchanged and created a tradition in the Muslim community in Johor and Java. In the politics and democracy as well, explicated on how the religion and politics has struggled to set its opposition in the Indonesia after Reformation Era (1998).

Some articles also engaged on the pedagogics values.  A discourse on the al-masyi’ah has been the focus of the articles. It mentioned that Masyiatullah is the origin of the raise of education and social inheritance. The Warisan (inheritance) of the Al-Masyiah theological Islamic education is the essence of the education in Islam. On the study of women, article elaborates on the morality and hardship endured by women and children at civil work. The formal as well as non-formal preparation for women to handle such hard multitasking jobs is elaborated.

Inclusion of science in the school to improve quality of the teaching, integration of traditional culinary and the food and nutrition sciences as has been observed in traditional food of Cirebon such as Sega JamblangEmpal GentongSega LengkoTahu Gejrot, and Kerupuk Melarat.

On the other hand the traditional Islamic boarding school system are also elaborated and discussed. The glass painting as traditional art also depicted how the cultural tradition of China, Islam and Hindu mingled and blended. Rastika is one the pioneering glass painting work artist in Cirebon region whose artwork shows various painting objects including calligraphy.

We do hope that, this special issue of the studies on Nusantara Cultures and values will benefited the academia and society as whole. Special thanks to UMRAN editor to make this compilation published. 

Table of Contents

Okrisal Eka Putra, Mifedwil Jandra
Mifedwil Jandra, Agus Sulaiman Djamil, Hussin Salamon, Anhar Ansyory, Moh. Damami Zein
Sudrajat Sudrajat
Mohamad Latief, Mifedwil Jandra
Halim Purnomo
Susilawati Susilawati, Fikriyah Fikriyah, Asep Saefudin
Ikariya Sugesti, Susilawati Susilawati
Arief Hidayat Afendi, Widia Nur Jannah, Dila Charisma
Muhammad Kamaluddin
Abdul Karim
Nurkholis Nurkholis, Endah Nurhawaeny Kardiyati