Karawang Regency Regulation No. 7 of 2011 on Compulsory Study of Diniyah Takmiliyah Awaliyah Education and Primary Qur'anic Education in Karawang Regency

This regional regulation states that compulsory study of Diniyah Takmiliayh Awaliyah (DTA) education and Taman Pendidikan Al-Qur'an (TPA - Qur'anic Primary Education) is based on the Pancasila ('five principles' - Indonesian state ideology) and the 1945 Constitution. The regulation states that DTA and TPA are non-formal religious education streams that come under the auspices of the Ministry of Religion (art 3), and are designed for primary school students (art 6(1)). Students are expected to undertake this non-formal form of education for four years, and for at least 18 hours per week (art 6(2)). The regulation states that the purpose of religious education is to make participants understand and practise religious values that have a broad, critical, creative, innovative, and dynamic vision for the purpose of intellectualising the life of a nation that is God-believing, God-mindful, and noble (art 4(1)). Compulsory study of DTA and TPA is intended to provide school children with the ability to understand Islamic teachings, in order that they develop into God-believing, God-mindful, and practising and noble Muslims (art 4(2)).

The curriculum comprises:

  1. Qur'anic literacy;
  2. study of the Hadith;
  3. creed (aqidah);
  4. morals (akhlak);
  5. legal understanding (fiqih);
  6. Islamic cultural history;
  7. Arabic; and
  8. practical worship (praktek ibadah) (art 14(1)).
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