Islamization of knowledge: Views of AbdulHamid AbuSulayman
AbdulHamid AbuSulayman wields an enormous influence on modern Islamic thinking. He held many positions in Islamic organisations world over. As a Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia, he laid solid foundation for the realization of Islamization of knowledge. Based upon personal familiarity with the author and indeed upon his numerous writings, this study analyzes AbuSulayman‟s views on Islamization of knowledge which has not received scholarly attention it deserves. The study found that AbuSulayman was an activist as well as a theorist. He was a contemporary of Ismail Raji al-Faruqi and helped develop the Workplan for Islamization of knowledge. Subsequently, he revised the plan and emphasized that while infusion of Islamic norms and values remain important, the major importance must be assigned to the development and reconstruction of the traditional Islamic methodology for the project of Islamization of knowledge to bear fruit.