Exceptianalism, which sees Islam as a unique religion, has often extracted a conclusion that Islam can not be compatible with democratization that the unique nature of Islamic. This concept of culture appeared over 100 years ago and has spread around the world, including South Korea. Thus, a new approach is needed in order to overcome this view. This is necessary to overcome the existing western anti-Islamic paradigm as well as the excessive pro-Islamic analytical methods and to analyze the religion of Islam in a more balanced perspective. In this regard, this research will attempt a comparison of the Islam and Confucianism. This study is not based on the analytical framework of the West as well as the Middle East. Rather, this research tries to analyze the basic principles of Islam in the framework of the basic ethics of Confucianism, the three bonds and five relationships. Away from an approach based on the exceptionalism of the West, this study aims at looking to Islam in the framework of Eastern values and ethics.