Reading al-Attas’ Ta’dīb as Purpose of Islamic University

9 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2019

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Hamid Fahmy Zarkasyi

University of Darussalam Gontor

Jarman Arroisi

University of Darussalam Gontor

Muhammad Taqiyuddin

University of Darussalam Gontor

Mohammad Syam’un Salim

Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought and Civilizations (INSISTS)

Date Written: August 29, 2019

Abstract

This study attempt to understand ISTAC’s Ta’dib as the Malay-based Islamic University concept relation with Islamic epistemology. Al-Qur'an encourages human reason to understand the universe as an object of science which leads to belief (iman) in God. Methodologically, the revelation constructed an Islamic epistemology which projects the 'possibility' of humans to understanding reality and truth. The scientific tradition should be accommodated institutionally to be university. Al-Attas emphasized the university’s purpose was built a perfect man (insan kamil) which had comprehensive and holistic framework; based on semantic meaning of kulliyah. For this reason, al-Attas following Imam Ghazali's classification of knowledge: fardhu ‘ain and fardhu kifāyah. The first type of knowledge must constantly developed to the conceptual level; even in any study program. This is because al-Attas affirms that the two types of knowledge if conceptually explored will integrated each and others at metaphysical level.

Keywords: Islamic University; hikmah; ta’dīb; insān kāmil

Suggested Citation

Zarkasyi, Hamid and Arroisi, Jarman and Taqiyuddin, Muhammad and Salim, Mohammad Syam’un, Reading al-Attas’ Ta’dīb as Purpose of Islamic University (August 29, 2019). International Conference on Science, Technology & Environment (ICoSTE) 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3487353 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3487353

Hamid Zarkasyi (Contact Author)

University of Darussalam Gontor ( email )

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Jarman Arroisi

University of Darussalam Gontor ( email )

Gontor
East Java

Muhammad Taqiyuddin

University of Darussalam Gontor ( email )

Gontor
Mojokerto, East Java

Mohammad Syam’un Salim

Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought and Civilizations (INSISTS) ( email )

Gontor
Mojokerto, East Java

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