The Islamization Process by Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas and Its Relevance on Islamic Science

  • Miftahul Jannah Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam (STAI) Mamba’ul Ulum Kota Jambi, Indonesia
Keywords: Islamization, Science, Relevance, Islamic Science


Al-Attas detected a striking difference between modern science from the West and science that developed in Islam. Secular Western styles and civilizations have colored the knowledge that has spread to the Muslim community. If Muslims consume secular Western knowledge, it is certainly contrary to the goals and views of Muslim society. On this basis, al-Attas provides an alternative to answering these problems by developing the concept of Islamization of science. This research is library research, which aims to find out and understand the concept of Islamization of science developed by al-Attas using the descriptive-analytical method. Al-Attas defines Islamization as the liberation of man from magical, mythological, and animistic traditions and the shackles of secularism. The Islamization of al-Attas science seeks to identify, separate, and alienate elements of Western civilization in the body of science so that science is clean from Western elements that are not following the spirit of Islam. Islamic scholarship is closely related to education, where the people in control in the world of education must understand the field of Islam and Western civilization in the sense that there is a balance of knowledge possessed by each individual.