A BRIEF LOOK INTO ORIENTALISTS’ VIEW ON ISLAM AND THE MUSLIM

  • Busthomi Ibrohim IAIN Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin Banten

Abstract

Most orientalists are not only convinced that a thorough going adoption of western culture by the Muslim world is inevitable, but many of them are actively participating in the process of westernization to hasten its completion as a speedily as possible.|
Paradoxically it seems to some of them, that the more they study Islam, the more fervently the felt compelled to prove that is was malicius and distorted.
Based on the statements made by orientalists about Islamic teaching it is clear that they can not refute of Islam. The favourable theme of all their writing is that Islam must be abandoned on the premise that anything, revealed fourteen centuries ago is necessarily irrelevant for the technological civilization of today.
Therefore they conclude, that if the Qur’an and Sunnah and the sacred Syariah that derives from these sources can not the be reconciled with the current fashionable philiosophies, then Islam must be false.

Key word: Orientalist, Islam, Religion, Civilization.

Published
Dec 31, 2001
How to Cite
IBROHIM, Busthomi. A BRIEF LOOK INTO ORIENTALISTS’ VIEW ON ISLAM AND THE MUSLIM. Al Qalam, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 90-91, p. 94-109, dec. 2001. ISSN 2620-598X. Available at: <http://jurnal.uinbanten.ac.id/index.php/alqalam/article/view/1465>. Date accessed: 09 aug. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.32678/alqalam.v18i90-91.1465.