Although the practices of Islamic economics and finance including Islamic banking in the country have shown significant progress in recent years, but challenges to future development will obviously not always easy. Therefore, the various supporting elements should continue to be optimized to help accelerate progress in the Islamic economic future.

Among these supporting elements are research or study. With the research, determining policy and strategy of Islamic economic development can be done more accurately based on potential, problems and trends-kencederungan really happening in the community. In this case, the role of research will only be optimal if: First, the research topics of theoretical and practice that actually related to the development of Islamic economics. Second, every study done really add value compared to research that has been done before. Value added can be referred to the exploration of new topics or deepening of the old topics that have been studied previously but with the method, the sample or the analysis time is different.

So far, interest in various circles to conduct research on aspects of Islamic economics has been quite large. Each year, an estimated tens of Islamic economic research in the homeland, either in the form of business research / policy, academic research by faculty or university researchers, and research required by the student as a dissertation or thesis and thesis graduate degree candidates. Research was partly sponsored by business organizations or certain government agencies, but the majority of the independent research with full funding comes from private sources or the Institute researcher.

However, unfortunate that many of the research that has been done tend to be separated from one another. Many Islamic economic researchers write about the topics the same, but these writings are not intertwined continuum, there is no criticism, no suggestions, and no conclusions so that the topics covered tend to stagnate and not having sharpening.

Repetition happens not only inhibit the development of the economic substance of Islamic studies, but also lead to further boredom and skeptical view of some parties. This situation is within certain limits become more severe because the accident in Indonesia has not awakened a strong academic culture that values a research or scientific publications more often determined by popularity or the structural position of the researcher or a writer rather than the quality of their work. Similarly, criticism of a research or scientific publications are often associated with aggression or disrespect to the researcher or writer.

In this regard, it is necessary steps to optimize the role of research in support of the Islamic economic progress in Indonesia. Among them through the development of information systems research and Islamic economic data, which is not only incomplete, but it can also be easily accessed by researchers and enthusiasts of Islamic economics in Indonesia (mainly online through the internet).

The three most important goal of this step are: First, mapped and the establishment of networks of scientific research and publication in accordance with Islamic economic classification details of topics discussed. Second, the creation of the communication fabric of research (or a kind of "clusters" of research) among researchers and enthusiasts of Islamic economics. Third, building an academic culture, especially the critical tradition in research and scholarly publications on Islamic economics.

Research information system and Islamic economic data should include at least a list of research or scientific publication of Islamic economics and classified mapped in detail, both based on field of study subjects, such as economics, management, accounting, and sharia muamalah / law, and based on the study object such as financial institutions, ziswaf (zakat, infak, sadaqah, endowments), the empowerment of people, and the eradication of corruption. For example, the classification of research on the subject of Islamic economics can include basic concepts, methodology, economic pemikian (classical or contemporary), microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, and applied economics. Each of these classifications can then be subdivided into sub-units of smaller until the level of the second, third, fourth and so on. Similarly, research classification of objects may include financial institutions such as banking, insurance, capital markets, and microfinance institutions, each of which can be subdivided into sub-units are more detailed.

Outside the core content, and research information systems of Islamic economic data can contain a list of scientific journals with an Islamic economic order of publication and title of the writings in it. Similarly, a complete list of books about Islamic economics (including the table of contents), both published domestically and abroad.

Furthermore, research information systems and Islamic economic data may also contain a list of researchers or practitioners of Islamic economics major, local, national, or international, complete with profiles and their professional activities. List of institutions or organizations that focus on research and development of Islamic economics is also worth considering, in addition to other things that can encourage building in the academic culture of research and scientific publications on Islamic economics

Efforts to establish an Islamic economic research networks may be accompanied by the sacrifice of energy, time and cost. However, God willing, if diikhtiarkan seriously, the sacrifice that will reverberate far more benefits in order to optimize the role of research in support of an Islamic economic progress in the future.

It was so exactly what had once told an Islamic economist, Muhammad Umer Chapra, in an interview, "[E] konomi Islamic require big thinking, creative ... There is no room for repetition what has been written. It unfortunate that some of our writers do not read anything that has ever written ... " White six.

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