Nurcholis Madjid's Thoughts on Renewing Islamic Education

  • Zaen Musyirifin Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta
Keywords: Nurcholis Madjid, Renewal, Islamic Education


The effort to modernize science through continuing Islamic education in the 20th century. One of the modern reformers in Indonesia is Nurcholish Madjid. He is a reforming Islamic figure who has experienced two educative cultures, namely the culture of Islamic education and secular (Western), traditionalist and modernist. Nurcholish Madjid has made efforts to reform Islamic education, but the world of Islamic education is still faced with several problems. Nurcholish Madjid holds that good education is what can shape liberal and critical human beings, where they can become free people. According to him the system and institutions of Islamic Education will be increasingly weak, not recognized or even disappear, if the education system only puts forward the moral aspect, not developing science and technology. This shows Nurcholish Madjid's thoughts about Islamic Education must be renewed from its system and institution by consciously formulating the vision and goals of education to be more advanced and able to respond to the development of the times.