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Syed Muhammad al-Naquib Al-Attas Edit Profile

educator , Philosopher

Syed Muhammad al-Naquib Al-Attas, Indonesian philosopher, educator. Canada Council fellow, 1960-1962, Commonwealth fellow, 1963; British Council and Asia Foundation grant, 1963-1964, Asia Foundation grant, 1971; recipient Iqbal Centenary Commemorative medal President Pakistan, 1979, Research Center for Islamic History, Art & Culture (IRCICA) award President Turkey, 2000.

Background

Al-Attas, Syed Muhammad al-Naquib was born on September 5, 1931 in Bogor, Java, Indonesia. Son of Syed Ali and Sharifah Raguan (Al-Aydrus) Al-Al-Attas.

Education

Student, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England, 1955. Student, University Malaya, 1959. Master of Arts, McGill University, 1962.

Doctor of Philosophy, London University, 1965. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Khartoum.

Career

Lecturer then senior lecturer, reader classical Malay Islamic literature University Malaya, 1964-1969, dean faculty arts, 1969-1970. Co-founder National University Malaysia, 1970. Professor Malay language and literature, dean faculty arts, founder Institute Malay Language, Literature and Culture/National University Malaysia, since 1970.

Guest scholar, Institute Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 2001. State guest scholar Institute Vostokovedenia, Moscow, 1970. Visiting scholar, visiting professor Temple University, Philadelphia, 1976-1977.

Distinguished professor, Tun Abdul Razak chair Southeast Asian studies distinguished professor Islamic studies Ohio University, 1981-1982, professor Islamic Thought and Civilization International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, 1987-1990, designer, landscaper, interior decorator, founder, director International Institute Islamic Thought & Civilization, 1991, Al-Ghazali chair in Islamic thought, 1993. Delegate international philosophical congresses. Principal consultant World of Islam Festival.

Speaker International Islamic Conference, London, 1976. United Nations Educational expert on Islamic history and civilization. Lecturer in field.

Works

Membership

Served with Malay Infantry, 1950-1956. Fellow Imperial Iranian Academy Philosophy. Member American Philosophical Association, Society Thomiste International, Royal Academy Jordan.

Connections

Married Latifah (Moira Maureen O'Shay) October 9, 1961. Children: Sharifah Faizah, Syed Ali Tawfik, Sharifah Shifa, Syed Haydar.

father:
Syed Ali Al-Al-Attas

mother:
Sharifah Raguan (Al-Aydrus) Al-Al-Attas

spouse:
Latifah

child:
Sharifah Faizah Al-Attas

child:
Syed Ali Tawfik Al-Attas

child:
Sharifah Shifa Al-Attas

child:
Syed Haydar Al-Attas