Assalamualaikum and Salam Sejahtera.
Welcome to the website of the Department of Siasah Syar’iyyah, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya. Syukur to Allah SWT as it is with His blessings that this website has been successfully developed. Well done and congratulations to the administration of the Academy for its efforts in introducing the Department of Siasah Syar’iyyah online.
The field of study of Siasah Syar’iyyah was introduced by the Islamic Academy since the Academy was first set up officially on 1st April 1981. Under the original structure before 1996, the Siasah Syar’iyyah course and Islamic Politics were offerred to students in the Syariah Faculty. In 1996, after a restructuring of the Academy, the Department of Siasah Syar’iyyah was officially set up. The setting up of this department is in line with the objective of the Academy of Islamic Studies and the University of Malaya to empower the field of Islamic Political Science and Islamic Administration from the educational, research and publication perspective.
The Department of Siasah Syar’iyyah in APIUM is the only Islamic Political Science and Administration Department in Malaysia. The main focus of this department is to offer courses which are related to Islamic Political Science and Islamic Administration at the first degree level. Each subject will be taught in greater detail so as to be more easily understood and mastered by the students, with the goal of producing Islamic scholars who are experts in the field of Islamic Politics. The degree programme offered by the department is the Bachelor of Syariah (Islamic Political Science). For the postgraduate level this department offers a Masters and PhD programme in the field of Islamic Politics and Administration.
Choosing the Department of Siasah Syar’iyyah is an excellent step as you have put yourself as a community leader. This is because all the expertise, whether in the field of law, economics, dakwah and others cannot be obtained and utilised fully without an excellent political leadership. SYABAS! This is your first step to qualify yourself as an ethical and effective Muslim leader and administrator.
DR. MOHAMAD ZAIDI BIN ABDUL RAHMAN
Head Department of Siasah Syar'iyyah
The Department of Siasah Syar'iyyah offers courses in Islamic Political Science, Administration and Islamic International Relations. The degree offered by the department is Bachelor of Shariah (Islamic Political Science). The main function of the department is to offer courses that are related to Islamic politics which will be taught more in-depth, effective and easy to understand. It also aims to produce religious scholars who specialise in Islamic Political Science. The Bachelor of Shariah (Islamic Political Science) programme is a programme which is conducted on a full-time basis in the Department of Siasah Syar'iyyah. To complete the programme, students are required to take 125 credit hours within a minimum of 7 semesters and a maximum of 11 semesters.
Generally, the curriculum offered by the department aims to support several professional needs in the area of Islamic Political Science in Malaysia. The society needs more researchers with basic in Islamic Political Science and Islamic Administration. The curriculum also fulfills the need for development in human capital, especifically, in the field of Politics and Islamic Administration. At the same time, it caters for public and private sectors’ career needs such as in administration, education, research and other professional bodies. Graduates of the programme will have the opportunity to find professional careers, offered by the Public Service Department, besides having a wide range of opportunities open to them to be involved in political organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGO), public and private institutions of higher learning.
The main objective of the Department of Siasah Syar’iyyah is to produce graduates who excel in the field of Islamic Political Science and who will gain recognition at the global level. The main emphasis is on producing experts in Islamic Political Science who will have high values, ethics, integrity and professionalism so as to be competitive. This department will continue to develop and empower the field of Islamic Political Science through educational activities, research and publications as well as discussions based on truth and social justice which would be in line with international standards and quality.