Universitas Darussalam Gontor

Master Proram Aqidah & Islamic Philosophy

The Postgraduate Program at the University of Darussalam Gontor seeks to promote higher level scholarship and earning for the advancement of knowledge in the fields of study relating to Islamic Thought, Language, Education, and their allied sciences under the ambit of the world view of Islam in full cognizance of the relevant developments in other civilizations, especially in the contemporary world.

Vision

To be a Centre of Excellence for the study of Islam in line with the agenda of Islamization of contemporary knowledge and the development of Islamic civilization.

Accreditation Grade A

Mission

To realize the above vision the postgraduate program is designed with the following missions

This department is developing the study of Ushuluddin as the basis of integration of sciences, as well as the theological-netaphysical basis in the development of science. The study of Islamic theology is, therefore, not necessarily doctrinaire or based on merely revelation (naqli), but also on reason (aqli). In the contemporary context, Islamic theological studies should be connected with sciences there are theological aspects. So, in this department, theology is studies systematically with reference to Islamic intellectual tradition since the Prophet era by referring to classical books (turath), so as to make student understand some pivotal concepts in Islamic worldview. In addition, theology is also studied within the context of the development of contemporary knowledge, so that student knowledge of theology could become scientifically functional This implies that by studying Islamic theology, hopefully the students are able not only to respond critically the challenge of Islamic thought of foreign concept and ideas, but also to select, adapt, integrate to the ambience of Islamic thought and finally Islamize those concepts. In other words, the Department of Islamic Theology develops Islamic theology as the basis of sciences integration and as the theological-metaphysical basis for developing science.