Revitalizing The Concept Of Science In Islamic Education Within The Globalization Era

Agus Hasan Bashori Ibn Qomari Abdul Ghani al-Sanuwi

REVITALIZING THE CONCEPT OF SCIENCE IN ISLAMIC EDUCATION WITHIN THE GLOBALIZATION ERA

Agus Hasan Bashori

ABSTRACT

Globalization has brought negative impacts toward Islamic education. Some of the impacts include the fading of Islamic identity or character due to the unstoppable information flow, the widespread western culture to scrape Islamic culture, individualism that breaking down ukhuwah, consumerism which has killed creativity owned by young generation and secularism as well as liberalism which has shaken the foundation of faith (iman). Therefore, in order to strengthen the resistance and competitiveness of Islamic education, the writer has seen the need to revitalize the concept of Islamic science within the Islamic education. Thus the research questions selected were how is the concept of science in Islam? Why does the concept of science in Islam must be revitalized? This article is aimed to describe the concept of Islamic science and the revitalization within Islamic education. This research used descriptive qualitative method conducted through literature review and document analysis. As a result, the writer has found the evidence of brittleness of Islamic science concept in Curriculum 2013. This research will describe Islamic Science concept in 6 variables: the definition of science, source of science, purpose of science, different types of science, level of science and the concept of sanad of science. This concept of science needs to be revitalized to boost the resistance and competitiveness of Islamic education institution within this globalization era.

 

BACKGROUND

Globalization has created shifting and changes in every fields in this world, including the education field, both in positive and negative ways. Research findings by Ezad Azraai Jasmari has shown three major positive impacts which are: the transformation of curriculum, teaching style and method, as well as the usage of digital practice in Islamic Education. Meanwhile, some of the negative impact is the fading of Islamic identity or character, due to the unstoppable information flow, the widespreading western culture that the widespreading western culture to scrape Islamic culture, individualism that breaking down ukhuwah, consumerism which has killed creativity owned by young generation and secularism as well as liberalism which has shaken the foundation of faith (iman).  

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