CENTRE FOR ISLAMISATION

CENTRE FOR ISLAMISATION

First World Congress on Integration & Islamicisation of Acquired Human Knowledge (FWCII-2013)

First World Congress on Integration & Islamicisation of Acquired Human Knowledge (FWCII-2013)


BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

The International Islamic University Malaysia was established by the Malaysian Government in 1983 to provide, for the younger generation of Muslims from all over the world, an Islamic alternative higher education in which knowledge would be pursued and developed on the basis of the worldview and epistemology of TAWHID, instead of the secular paradigm of human knowledge which divorces:

a)     Human reason from DIVINE revelation, guidance and wisdoms;

b)     Professional disciplines from morality; and

c)     Knowledge of physical, human or social realities from metaphysical, religious and spiritual TRUTHS

The necessity to construct and disseminate the acquired human knowledge on the basis of the TAWHIDIC epistemology in anchored in the Divine commandment to seek knowledge in the name of Allah, God Most Gracious, and to use the God-given Intellect (‘Aql) as well as all the God-given natural resources and bounties in accordance with the Divine-prescribed purposes and ends.

In its thirty years history, IIUM has tried to fulfill this sacred mission, together with like-minded institutions, organizations and individual scholars from different parts of the world.  Today, as the world is witnessing more and more symptoms of systemic collapse of conventional economic, political and moral structures – with planet earth itself facing unprecedented ecological crises – there is a real and pressing need to bring together Muslim scholars, scientists, intellectuals and professionals from all over the world, who share the commitment to the paradigm of TAWHID and the urgency to develop better or alternative solution approaches, theories, perspectives or ideas in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, based on the God-given paradigm.

A World Congress of the nature is being held for the first time at this very critical juncture in the history of modern civilization, and we, at IIUM, fervently hope to be able to gather 300-500 Muslim scholars and experts in the five major branches of acquired human knowledge in this first-ever Congress.  The three-days Congress will features, In’shaa’Allah, five important keynote addresses by prominent exponents of epistemological integration and Islamicisation in the different fields of contemporary human knowledge, and would be able to discuss 110 research papers in English, Arabic and Malay-Indonesian languages.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONGRESS

  • To gather Muslim scholars, scientist, academics, professionals and experts who are or have been involved in the project of integration or IOHK from all parts of the world, to mutually benefit from each other’s works, findings or products.
  • To forge new and transnational strategies to offer Tawhidic paradigm discourse and intellectual constructs as constituting complementary and/or alternative paradigms of human knowledge towards the reconstruction of Muslim society, culture and civilization, beset by its own internal malaise, as well as the reform of contemporary secular humanistic world disorder.
  • To showcase IIUM’s achievements in terms of teaching, research and publications, after three decades of its existence, in fulfilling the Mission of “Islamisation of Human Knowledge” (IOHK) as stated in the Constitution (Memorandum of Association) of the University.
  • To position IIUM internationally and locally as the major Reference Centre for IOHK and related issues as stated in the Strategic Plan of IIUM.


KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

1. His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwajiri

Director General of ISESCO, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco

The Role of ISESCO in Promoting Integration and Islamicisation of Human Knowledge

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2. Tan Sri Dr. Jemilah Mahmood

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Humanitarian Futures Programmes, King’s College, University of London

The Religious and Moral Motivations for Muslim Professionals and Scholars to be involved in Global Social Action Programmes and Humanitarian Work: Insights for the Reform of Muslim Professional Education in the 21st Century

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3. Professor Dato' Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin

Rector, IIUM

The Implementation of Islamic Family Law and Ethics for the Sustainability and Integrity of the Family Institution Facing the Challenges of Postmodern Relativism and Feminism

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4. Professor Dr. Muhaya Muhammad

Ophthalmologist

Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur

The Necessity and Ways of Integrating Islamic Spiritual and Moral Perspectives in the Education of Muslim Doctors and Professionals: The Way Forward in the Face of Serious Moral Crisis in the World Today

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5. Distinguished Professor Tan Sri Dr. Mohd Kamal Hassan

Third Rector, IIUM

The Deepening Crisis of Contemporary Civilisation and the Urgency of Applying the Paradigm of Tawhid

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6. Mr. Muhammad Akram Khan

Former Deputy Auditor General, Government of Pakistan

Reconstruction of Economics Based on the Paradigm of Tawhid: Present Challenges and Future Prospects

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7. Professor Dr. Ahmed Fouad Basha

Senior Prof. of Physics, University of Cairo

Constructing the Natural and Physical Sciences on the Basis of the Paradigm of Tawhid: The Responsibility of Muslim Scientist in the 21st Century

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8. Professor Dr. A. R. Momin

Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, India

Restructuring Sociology with the Paradigm of Tawhid: The Way Forward in the 21st Century

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9. Professor Dr. Mohamed Aslam Haneef

Director, Centre for Islamic Economics, IIUM

Teaching Islamic Economics and Finance: The Human Resource Dimension

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10. Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Osman Bakar

Director & Chair Professor, Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien,

Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS)

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Teaching of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning on the Basis of the Paradigm of Tawhid

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