The Muslim Bachelor Conference was held again this year with the topic of radicalism and inclusiveness in Islam.They will discuss the distance between Islamic texts and practice in the field.

The event named The 18th Annual Conference on Islamic Studies (AICIS) 2018 was initiated by Indonesia since 18 years ago.Minister of Religion Lukman Hakim Saifuddin revealed that such forums are important so that Islamic studies are not separate from social dynamics in society.

“In the discussion will be discussed the extent to which Islamic studies experts respond and provide solutions to socio-religious problems that have recently disturbed harmony,” Lukman said in a statement on Tuesday (09/18/2018).
The event which was held at the Mercure Hotel, Palu, was followed by 1,700 Islamic studies scholars from around the world.The theme in this AICIS is.

The meeting of Islamic thinkers has become a barometer of the development of Islamic studies and the meeting place for the stakeholders of world Islamic studies.In this event, 300 papers were collected which will be discussed in high-level discussions followed by academics in Islamic studies in various departments.

Radicalism and inclusiveness such as the campaign of violence by ISIS and radical groups in various parts of the world will be discussed so that they can be applied in the form of Islam according to its original teachings.
Likewise cases of intolerance, blasphemy, persecution to terrorism radicalism which not only requires a reactive response but also empirical studies and research.

Lukman said Islamic academics should not be on top of ivory towers that are too preoccupied with research and discussion with discussion that is independent of the real problems that exist in society.The problem is compounded by the challenges of the times in the era of global information disclosure.

“The era of global openness has given rise to challenges everywhere, including Indonesia.Shifting religious tendencies to be more conservative and riding political interests are examples of community dynamics that in fact create problems.Against this, we are obliged to respond with wisdom, “Lukman said.
He hopes this conference will bring about a real contribution dedicated to a peaceful world like the contagious idea of ​​populism.The good news, so far the world is increasingly aware that Nusantara Islam and has its own peculiarities in responding to radicalism and religious-based conservativism.

Lukman will be on this event with Dominik Müller Ph.D from the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Germany.Dominik is a religious anthropology expert whose research is based in Southeast Asia including Indonesia.

Other foreign speakers are Prof.Dr.Hans Christian Gunther from Albert Ludwig Universitat, Freiburg, Germany; Dr.Hew Wai Weng from University Kebangsaan Malaysia; and Dr.Ken Miichi from Waseda University, Japan.