Rectorate, UIN News Online – The Faculty of Sharia and Law (FSH) UIN Jakarta holds the 5th International Conference on Law and Justice (ICLJ) with the theme “Sharia Law, and sustainability in the New Normal: The Nexus between Legal and Economic Development towards Inclusive Justice,” on Wednesday (10/13/2021).

The conference, which inaugurated by the Rector of UIN Jakarta Amany Lubis also presents a number of speakers, namely Timothy Lindsey (The University of Melbourne, Australia), Ahmad Hidayat Bin Buang (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Livia Holden (University of Oxford, UK), Najma Moosa (University of the Western Cape, South Africa), Atho Mudzhar (UIN Jakarta), amd Masykuri Abdillah (UIN Jakarta). Also present in the event, the Vice Preseident of the Republic of Indonesia Ma’ruf Amin.

Dean of FSH UIN Jakarta Ahmad Tholabi Kharlie in his opening remarks said that the Covid-19 pandemic undeniably has influenced many aspect of our life, various efforts has been made to maintain the stability of life and humanity.

“It is expected that we as scholars need to contribute to the recovery of our society through research to come up with various solution and reccomendation,” he said

He also added that ICLJ is an event for legar scholar from various institutionto share their ideas and research findings in this scientific forum

“Therefore, i would like to welcome you all to this conference and thank you for your participation,” said Tholabi.

Inline with Tholabi, the Rector of UIN Jakarta Amany Lubis in her welcoming speech also said that during the covid 19 pandemic, legal and economic development in all over the world had indeed shifted dramatically, the ways we interact with people have changed to the level that we never witnessed before.

“In such situation, we do need newly innovative ways in dealing with various challanges caused by the pandemic including the most effective ways to integrate technologies to legal and economic practices at all levels,” said Rector Amany.

She also added its is interesting to observe that sharia rule of law based on Maqasid Sharia has provides strong basis for inclusive justice development. The rise of islamic economic and finance based on profit-loss sharing scheme has been inline with the current global transformation market with the emergence of industrial revolution 4.0 and the society 5.0 as well as the digital world.

“the covid 19 pandemic momentum might provide an invaluable lesson learned that creating wealth and prosperity must be carried out with our due diligence to the social welfare and environment sustainability. Otherwise, it will lead to catastrophic disasters that bring negative impacts to all aspects of human life,” she said.

As a public university, she continued, UIN Jakarta has a strong commitment to fully support its faculty members and students in pursuing academic excellence trough networking, cooperation and partnership initiatives with various local and international institutions.

“International conference like this also play a strategic role in promoting and enhancing such academic excellence in order for the UIN Jakarta to become a world class university (WCU)

with the integrated teaching of Islam, sciences, and nationhood to achieve sustainability in the new normal,” said Rector.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia Ma’ruf Amin in his speech said that the pandemic is forcing us to adapt to new challenges. The Islamic finance industry as part of the global economy is expected to promote a sustainable economy to survive and even make a post-pandemic leap.

He also explained the concept of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in economic development combining what is known as the “triple bottom line” or the three Ps, namely: People, Planet, Profit. In these 3 P’s, there are social, environmental, and financial aspects in every business activity.

“This triple bottom line is actually in accordance with Islamic law (sharia), in fact it is the goal of Islamic law itself, which is called Maqasid Syariah,” he said.

Furthermore, he also hopes that this conference can generate more ideas on how all elements can accelerate the recovery of the national economy which has been contracted due to the pandemic.

“As part of the global financial system, we must strengthen the foundations of Islamic finance as well as its supporting structures. In addition, we are also required to carry out various innovations to ensure that Islamic finance will contribute to the overall stability of the global financial system while maintaining compliance with the Maqasid Sharia principles,” said Ma’ruf. (usa)

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