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Syed Muhammad Naquib al- Attas

(b. 1931)


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(b. 1931)

Malaysian thinker. Trained at Sandhurst Military Academy in Britain and the University of Malaya. Defended Malay identity and as such served as mentor to ABIM in the 1970s. Best known for his works on the Islamization of knowledge. Rejects secularism as a Western product that leads to the “leveling” of the Muslim mind. Founder-director of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) since 1987.

See also ABIM

Subjects: Islam.


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