Transforming Islamic Values in Malaysia: The Role of Al-Faruqi

Authors

  • Tasnim Abdul Rahman
  • Zuriati Mohd Rashid
  • Wan Sabri Wan Yusof
  • Ahmad Nabil Amir Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

Abstract

Abstract

This paper investigates the methods and contributions of Prof. Ismail Raji al-Faruqi (1921-1986) in transforming and reinterpreting Islamic values and practices in Malaysia. This includes his role in realizing and inspiring Islamization of knowledge in IIUM, projecting the tawhidic worldview, reclaiming Islamic religious ideal and tradition, developing and assisting Malaysian government in implementing Islamization policy, initiating civilizational dialogue, and establishing network with key da‘wah organizations in Malaysian, particularly non-governmental organization (NGO)’s such as ABIM (Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia – Malaysian Islamic Youth Movement). The principle focus of this study emphasizes on al-Faruqi’s greatest contributions in realizing the ideals of Islamization in IIUM, as well as his role in transforming da‘wah tradition in Malaysia through his involvement in ABIM in early 70s and 80s. 

Keywords: Al-Faruqi, IIUM, Islamization, Islamic values, ABIM.

 

Abstrak

Kajian ini membincangkan kaedah dan sumbangan Prof Ismail Raji al-Faruqi (1921-1986) dalam mengubah dan mentafsirkan semula nilai-nilai dan amalan Islam di Malaysia. Ini termasuk peranannya dalam merealisasikan dan menginspirasikan pengislaman ilmu di UIAM, memberi pandangan dunia Tawhid, menuntut kembali Islam sesuai agama dan tradisi, membangunkan dan membantu kerajaan Malaysia dalam melaksanakan dasar Islamisasi, memulakan dialog peradaban, dan mewujudkan rangkaian dengan organisasi dakwah utama dalam Malaysia, khususnya pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) 's seperti ABIM (Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia - Gerakan Belia Islam Malaysia). Fokus prinsip kajian ini memberi penekanan kepada sumbangan besar al-Faruqi dalam merealisasikan cita-cita pengislaman di UIAM, serta peranannya dalam mengubah tradisi dakwah di Malaysia melalui penglibatannya dalam ABIM di awal 70-an dan 80-an.

Kata kunci: Al-Faruqi, UIAM, pengislaman, nilai-nilai Islam, ABIM.

Author Biography

Ahmad Nabil Amir, Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

Head, Abduh Study Group, Islamic Renaissance Front, Pavilion KL

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Published

2015-06-24

How to Cite

Abdul Rahman, T., Mohd Rashid, Z., Wan Yusof, W. S., & Amir, A. N. (2015). Transforming Islamic Values in Malaysia: The Role of Al-Faruqi. Revelation and Science, 5(1). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/revival/index.php/revival/article/view/121