Spatial Configuration and the Islamic Philosophy


Rubab Naeem
Mis Amna


The primary objective of this study is to demonstrate the potential of Islamic philosophy in offering viable solutions to address the issues of intolerance, radicalism, and extremism within the context of Indonesia. This implies that the instruction of Islamic philosophy within the nation has effectively influenced students' perspectives and mental frameworks, which typically exhibit closed-mindedness, exclusivity, and extremism when perceiving disparities in religions, sects, and beliefs, to adopt open-mindedness, inclusivity, and moderation. The academic programs of Islamic Theology and Philosophy (ITP) provide students and graduates with rational, critical, and comprehensive teachings, fostering a more favorable disposition towards comprehending and appreciating multiplicity and diversity. The transformation in thinking and attitude is a consequence of a curriculum design that incorporates moderate ideals, employs critical-dialectical teaching approaches, and provides direct experiences in diversity. This study employs a field research approach utilizing qualitative methodology, and employs purposive sampling with a snowballing technique to determine the participants for the study. In order to gather primary data, the data collection methods employed encompass in-depth interviews conducted with a total of 28 individuals who serve as resource persons. These individuals consist of lecturers, students, and alumni affiliated with five study programs within the context of Indonesian Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Additionally, field observations and a review of relevant literature are utilized as supplementary data collection instruments.

Keyword- Islamic philosophy; religious