By the support of lecturers of Middle East university graduate, the department attempts to prepare scholars who are expert of Fiqh, who not only master Islamic Laws of one school, but also all schools of jurisprudence. It is socially necessary for resolving Shari‘ah problem in the society and academically essential for extensive study of Islamic law. In addition to the study of Islamic law the students also learn Indonesian civil and criminal law to broaden their outlook on dealing with legal cases. By this way, the graduate of this department could have the basis for their specialization on Islamic Law and could play their roles in the society as well as in academic world. This department has been recognized by the Government of Indonesia in 2012, under the decree of Board of National Accreditation No: 016/BAN-PT/Ak-XV/S1/VI/2012, with the grade “B”.
Some excellencies in this department are mastering the jurisprudence from the original source with positive law, using Arabic and English as the language teaching of fiqh, conducting international cooperative relationship that enable the graduates to undertake their further studies in abroad, conducting practical on judicial program that provided the graduates to be able to involve in religious courts, more of that it was being accredited by National Accreditation Board of Higher Education.
The core subjects offered in this department are: Comparative Study of Islamic Law, Tafsir Ahkam, Hadits Ahkam, Islamic Penal Code and Introduction to Law, Islamic Legal Philosophy, and History of Islamic Jurisprudence.