IOK The Islamization of Knowledge (IOK) An Experience of International Islamic University Malaysia
An Experience of International Islamic University Malaysia
The paper is concerning to discourses about the experience of International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in implementation of Islamization of Knowledge (IOK). It is based on qualitative research and the data collection is gained in spanning year 2011-2012. IOK is constituted as an intellectual movement that launched by Moslem scholars in 1970s to encounter the Western thoughts which is secular, material, and posisitivistic in nature. This secular framework developed a scientific approach by employing reason and sense as the main sources, instead of a religious framework. Irronically, this false assumption of knowledge has been immitated, adopted and applied in almost every level of Moslem educational institutions. In IIUM, IOK prevails since its inception in 1983 which is to realize the mission and vission of the university; integration and Islamization. The experience indicates that IIUM face some obstacles and challenges in implementation of the IOK which are evolved around three things; the conceptual guidelines, the IOK figure, and material-spiritual supports.
Keywords: Dualism, Integration, IOK, Islamization, IIUM