Jurnal Melayu

Jurnal Melayu DBP

SYED MUHAMMAD NAQUIB AL-ATTAS’ CONTRIBUTIONS TO MALAY WORLD STUDIES: AN APPRAISAL 

(Sumbangan Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas dalam Pengajian Dunia Melayu: Suatu Penilaian)

 

Muhammad Azizan Sabjan

mazizan@usm.my

 

Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Kemanusiaan

Universiti Sains Malaysia

                                               

Abstract

Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas is one of the most prominent, multifaceted and creative Muslim thinkers in contemporary times who embodies the multi-disciplinary mastery and unity, personal integrity and courage of the Islamic religious-intellectual ideals which were genuinely represented by numerous Muslim scholars, sages and saints of the past, especially Abū Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazālī (d.505/1111). His contributions to scholarly works especially Malay World Studies are manifold. To date, he has written more than 24 books and monographs in English and Malay, many of which have been translated into other languages such as Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu, Malayalam, Indonesian, German, Russian, Bosnian, Japanese, Hindi and Korean. Among his publications: Rangkaian Ruba’iyyat, Some Aspects of Sufism as Understood and Practiced among the Malays, Raniri and the Wujudiyyah of 17th Century Acheh, The Mysticism of Hamzah Fansuri, A Comment on the Hujjatu’l Siddiq of Nur al-Din al-Raniri. This paper attempts to explore his contributions to Malay World Studies with a specific reference to his influence in shaping the development of Malay Studies in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.

Keywords: Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, Malay World studies, Islamic scholar, Islamization

Abstrak

Profesor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas merupakan salah seorang pemikir Islam yang terkenal, mempunyai kepelbagaian kepakaran, kreatif, menguasai pelbagai disiplin ilmu, berkeperibadian yang berintegriti dan berkewibawaan seperti sarjana pemikir Islam yang terdahulu terutama Abū Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazālī (d.505/1111). Pelbagai sumbangan telah dicurahkan oleh beliau dalam kerja ilmiah terutamanya pengajian dunia Melayu. Sehingga kini, beliau telah menulis lebih daripada 24 buah buku dan monograf dalam Bahasa Melayu, dan banyak yang telah diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa lain, seperti Bahasa Arab, Parsi, Turki, Urdu, Malayalam, Indonesia, Jerman, Russia, Bosnia, Jepun, Hindi dan Korea. Antara penerbitan beliau: Rangkaian Ruba’iyyat, Some Aspects of Sufism as Understood and Practiced among the Malays, Raniri and the Wujudiyyah of 17th Century Acheh, The Mysticism of Hamzah Fansuri, A Comment on the Hujjatu’l Siddiq of Nur al-Din al-Raniri. Penulisan kali ini akan membincangkan sumbangan beliau terhadap pengajian dunia Melayu dengan mengambil kira pengaruh kewibawaan beliau dalam membentuk pengajian dunia Melayu di Malaysia dan Asia Tenggara.

Kata kunci: Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, pengajian Dunia Melayu, cendikiawan Islam, Islamisasi

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