Author(s): Kamarul Shukri Mat Teh, Wan Mohd Khairul Firdaus, Mohd Shahrizal Nasir
Arabic language education in Malaysia is believed to begin with the inclusion of Islam to Malaya. Hence, this study seeks to see the extent to which Islam affected Arabic language education in Malaysia before and after its independence. Qualitative study is used as an analysis of this document which will focus on inductive literacy. The study found that Islam has had a great influence on the Arabic language education in Malaysia so much so that its learning was sustained and continues to be popular. Among found, Islam had laid the foundation of Arabic language education at the beginning of its existence either indirectly or directly. It sparked an Arabic-Malay assimilation process that helped a lot in education. Islam also has had a great impact on Arabic education, post-independence. When the pulse of Arabic language education began to decline due to colonization, the rise of Islam had moved the responsible parties to organize and empower Arabic language education in Malaysia.