The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia, guest speaker of the national guest lecture at IAIN Palu

General Secretary of the Ministry of Religion (Kemenag) of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nur Kholis Setiawan was the keynote speaker (guest speaker) in the national guest lecture held by the Postgraduate Institute of State Islamic Religion (IAIN) Palu, Central Sulawesi, on the campus on Wednesday (3/7) afternoon. Prof. Nur Kholis Setiawan delivered material on a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach in Islamic studies. The guest lecture was attended by officials and lecturers as well as two and three strata students in the campus.

Nur Kholis explained that Islamic scientific principles have five characteristics, namely openness, limitation or boundaries, critical reasoning, morality, science or the development of science.

Nur Kholis said, in the study of Islamic studies, the direction of the study was not in the western world (Europe and America). Instead, the qibla is in the east.

"It is wrong to study and develop Islamic oriented towards the west. Because the resources we have from the east are unmatched, "Nur Kholis said.

He gave an illustration that Islamic scholarship was inseparable from previous figures or scholars.

Ulama, he said, gave a very good writing culture. Previous scholars, he said, had a culture and the ability to write and less lecture.

"Updates are carried out to make it easier for the public to read and follow scientific development," he said.

Islamic scholarship also gives a characteristic of openness. Therefore, Muslim scientists must be prepared for dialogue and criticism.

"The basic principles of Islamic science are open, so there is no secret in Islamic studies," said Nur Kholis.

General Secretary of the Ministry of Religion (Kemenag) of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Nur Kholis Setiawan was the keynote speaker (guest speaker) in the national guest lecture held by the Postgraduate Institute of State Islamic Religion (IAIN) Palu, Central Sulawesi, on the campus on Wednesday (3/7) afternoon. Prof. Nur Kholis Setiawan delivered material on a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach in Islamic studies. The guest lecture was attended by officials and lecturers as well as two and three strata students in the campus.

Nur Kholis explained that Islamic scientific principles have five characteristics, namely openness, limitation or boundaries, critical reasoning, morality, science or the development of science.

Nur Kholis said, in the study of Islamic studies, the direction of the study was not in the western world (Europe and America). Instead, the qibla is in the east.

"It is wrong to study and develop Islamic oriented towards the west. Because the resources we have from the east are unmatched, "Nur Kholis said.

He gave an illustration that Islamic scholarship was inseparable from previous figures or scholars.

Ulama, he said, gave a very good writing culture. Previous scholars, he said, had a culture and the ability to write and less lecture.

"Updates are carried out to make it easier for the public to read and follow scientific development," he said.

Islamic scholarship also gives a characteristic of openness. Therefore, Muslim scientists must be prepared for dialogue and criticism.

"The basic principles of Islamic science are open, so there is no secret in Islamic studies," said Nur Kholis.

Meanwhile, Rector IAIN Palu, Prof. Dr. KH Sagaf S Pettalongi M.Pd stated the national guest lecture by the Indonesian Ministry of Religion Secretary General, Prof. Muhammad Nur Kholis gave a lot of enlightenment, mainly related to multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary related to Islamic studies.

To the Secretary General of the Ministry of Religion, Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi also reported the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts of the campus he led.

"Rehab and reconstruction recovery efforts continue to be carried out," said Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi MPd.

Prof. Sagaf Pettalongi also reported that around 54 classes in six lecture buildings were ready to be used for the teaching and learning process after the tsunami disaster.

The Education Management Expert also said that other reconstruction is currently in process including projects financed by ADB, currently still in the form of DED until December 2019. The ADB project for IAIN Palu will begin around June and July 2020.

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