Proceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in Conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies (ICONQUHAS)

Research Article

Building Civilization with Literacy: Reactualization of the Ulil albâb Concept in Muslim Religion in Indonesia

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-11-2019.2294533,
        author={Faris Maulana Akbar and Iik Arifin Mansurnoor and Didin  Saepudin},
        title={Building Civilization with Literacy: Reactualization of the Ulil alb\~{a}b Concept in Muslim Religion in Indonesia},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies (ICIIS) in Conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies (ICONQUHAS)},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICIIS},
        year={2020},
        month={5},
        keywords={the concept of ulil alb\~{a}b islamic civilization literacy muslim society},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-11-2019.2294533}
    }
    
  • Faris Maulana Akbar
    Iik Arifin Mansurnoor
    Didin Saepudin
    Year: 2020
    Building Civilization with Literacy: Reactualization of the Ulil albâb Concept in Muslim Religion in Indonesia
    ICIIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-11-2019.2294533
Faris Maulana Akbar1,*, Iik Arifin Mansurnoor1, Didin Saepudin1
  • 1: UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Islamic Studies Department, Jakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: afsirmlajah11@gmail.com

Abstract

This study discusses the concept of ulil albâb which was once popular in Indonesia as "Muslim scholar". This study is important. It relates to the low condition of Indonesian literacy. In fact, Indonesia's majority is Muslim. By using descriptive-analytic methods this study tries to evaluate the Muslims religion today. This study aims to find solutions to improve Muslim literacy to achieve advanced civilization. This study found dichotomy of religious practices and the imbalance in the practice of knowledge as two main problems. Those are two factors that make Muslim literacy low. The concept of ulil albâb which combines the power of dhikr, thought and deed needs to be re-actualized to overcome the problem.