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CFP: Islamic Perspectives of Intra-Muslim Discourse

Conference on Islamic Thought III

Theme:
Islamic Perspectives of Intra-Muslim Discourse

Organised by:
Department of ‘Aqidah and Islamic Thought
Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya

Date:
26-27 September 2012 / 10-11 Zu’l-Qa‘idah 1433 (Wednesday– Thursday)

Venue:
Balai Ilmu, 1st Floor, Block A, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya

Generally, it has been accepted that Muslims are united in their creed and worldview, even in their fundamentals of life. However, it cannot be denied that there are divergent schools and tendencies of thoughts amongst Muslims. More often than not, this internal diversity becomes continuous challenges for Muslim scholars and leaders in manifesting the Islamic concept of Tawhid within the human realm. This calls for an up-to-dated reassessment by contemporary Muslim theologians and thinkers so that the harmony of ummah could be preserved. 
Department of Islamic Theology and Thought, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya realises the significance of this need for continuous reassessment. Therefore, the Department takes upon itself a responsibility to organise a Conference on Islamic Thought with a specific theme of “Islamic Perspectives of Intra-Muslim Discourse”, especially in the context of managing the contemporary internal challenges of the diversity of schools and tendencies of Muslim thoughts.
Mostly, intra-Muslim discourses since the earliest period were seen as a harmonious enterprise. On one hand, this explains the diversity of thoughts amongst Muslims, whilst on the other hand, it results in the richness of Islamic intellectual traditions. Some of these traditions remain relevant to this day. It is hoped that this Conference may serve as a platform for researchers to unearth authoritative and original responses from these traditions, mould together with fresh thinking in order to face contemporary challenges. 

In the light of comprehensive Islamic view of existence and life, this Conference shall embrace the wide spectrum of themes in Islamic thought. This includes discussion in ‘Aqidah, Sufism, Islamic philosophy, Islamic education, Islamic science, studies on religions etc. From a comparative context, the Conference shall uphold the perspective of mainstream Muslims which is Ahli ’l-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama‘ah.
 Objectives

1. To discuss current challenges faced by Muslims in various issues of Islamic thought.
2. To scrutinise these challenges in the sense of its main thoughts, roots, effects, approaches, movements, institutions, individuals etc.
3. To analyse internal problems with Muslims of Ahli ’l-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama‘ah that enable the expansion of peripheral Muslim thoughts.
4. To rediscover and offer authoritative and original thoughts from traditional experiences and fresh contemplations on these challenges.
5. To publish books for the purpose of knowledge dissemination.

 Themes

1. The Challenges of Shi‘ah from the perspective of Ahli ’l-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama‘ah
Please send your abstract to Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Fauzi Hamat (mfhamat@um.edu.my)
2. The Challenges of Wahhabi from the perspective of Ahli ’l-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama‘ah
Please send your abstract to
Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Fauzi Hamat (mfhamat@um.edu.my)
3. Sufism and the Spiritual Development of Ummah
Please send your abstract to
Assoc Prof Dr Che Zarrina Sa‘ari (zarrina@um.edu.my)

4. Philosophy in Islam: Contemporary Understandings and Contributions
Please send your abstract to
Assoc Prof Dr Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah (wansuhaimi@um.du.my)

5. History and Philosophy of Islamic Science: Its Challenges and Direction in the Developing the Ummah
Please send your abstract to
Assoc Prof Dr Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah (wansuhaimi@um.du.my)

6. Contemporary Muslim Thoughts in the Face of Modern Challenges
Please send your abstract to Dr Mohamad Kamil Hj Ab Majid (wanadli@um.edu.my)

7. Thoughts and Texts of Islamic Education: Its Originality and Relevance
Please send your abstract to Dr Mohd Anuar Mamat (anuarmamat@um.edu.my)
8. Islam and Inter-Religious Relations
Please send your abstract to Assoc Prof Dr Khadijah Mohd Khambali @ Hambali (ijamh@um.edu.my)

Call for Paper

Those wishing to contribute paper should submit its abstract first.

  • Abstract in Malay, English or Arabic only.
  • About 150 words.
  • Please provide name, email address, and institutional affiliation.
  • Abstract submission dateline is on 31 April 2012.
  • Please send the abstract electronically to the respective panel leader.



Panel leaders:
1. The Challenges of Shi‘ah from the perspective of Ahli ’l-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama‘ah – Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Fauzi Hamat (mfhamat@um.edu.my)
2. The Challenges of Wahhabi from the perspective of Ahli ’l-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama‘ah – Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Fauzi Hamat (mfhamat@um.edu.my)
3. Sufism and the Spiritual Development of Ummah – Assoc Prof Dr Che Zarrina Sa‘ari (zarrina@um.edu.my)
4. Philosophy in Islam: Contemporary Understandings and Contributions – Assoc Prof Dr Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah (wansuhaimi@um.du.my)
5. History and Philosophy of Islamic Science: Its Challenges and Direction in the Developing the Ummah – Assoc Prof Dr Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah (wansuhaimi@um.du.my)
6. Contemporary Muslim Thoughts in the Face of Modern Challenges – Dr Mohamad Kamil Hj Ab Majid (wanadli@um.edu.my)
7. Thoughts and Texts of Islamic Education: Its Originality and Relevance – Dr Mohd Anuar Mamat (anuarmamat@um.edu.my)
8. Islam and Inter-Religious Relations – Assoc Prof Dr Khadijah Mohd Khambali @ Hambali (ijamh@um.edu.my)

Submission Guideline

Accepted abstract should be complemented with full paper.

  • Paper in Malay, English or Arabic only.
  • Typed in the Microsoft Office Word (*.doc, *.docx) only.
  • Not more than 5,000 words.
  • Using footnote system.
  • Please send the special font if used.
  • Full paper submission dateline is on 31 August 2012.
  • Please send the full paper electronically to the respective panel leader.

Important Date

Abstract submission: 31 April 2012
Acceptance notification: 15 May 2012
Full paper submission: 31 August 2012
Speaker registration: 31 August 2012 

Registration Fee

Malaysian speaker: RM300.00
Foreign speaker: USD300.00
Student speaker: RM150.00
Institutional participant: RM300.00
General participant: RM150.00
Student participant: RM30.00

Programme

26 September 2012 / 10 Zu’l-Qa‘idah 1433 (Wednesday)
08:30 – 09:00     Registration
09:00 – 10:00     Session 1
10:00 – 11:00     Session 2
11:00 – 11:30     Break
11:30 – 12:30     Opening Session
12:30 – 13:30     Keynote Address
13:30 – 14:30     Break
14:30 – 15:30     Session 3
15:30 – 16:00     Break
16:00 – 17:00     Session 4
   
27 September 2012 / 11 Zu’l-Qa‘idah 1433 (Thursday)
09:00 – 10:00     Session 5
10:00 – 11:00     Session 6
11:00 – 11:30     Break
11:30 – 12:30     Session 7
12:30 – 13:30     Session 8
13:30 – 14:30     Break
14:30 – 15:30     Session 9
15:30 – 16:00     Break
16:00 – 17:00     Session 10
17:00 – 17:30     Closing Session

Venue

Balai Ilmu, 1st Floor, Block D,
Academy of Islamic Studies,
Lingkungan Budi,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur

Committee

Benefactor:
Assoc Prof Dato’ Dr Mohd Fakhrudin Abd Mukti, Malaysian Ambassador to Egypt

Advisor I:
Assoc Prof Dr Ruzman Md Noor, Director of Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya

Advisor II:
Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Fauzi Hamat, Head of Department of ‘Aqidah and Islamic Thought

Director: Assoc Prof Dr Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah
Secretary: Dr Wan Adli Wan Ramli
Treasurer: Dr Faizuri Abd Latif

Panel leaders:
Islamic thought – Dr Mohamad Kamil Hj Ab Majid
‘Aqidah – Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Fauzi Hamat
Sufism – Assoc Prof Dr Che Zarrina Sa‘ari
Philosophy – Assoc Prof Dr Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah
Comparative religions – Assoc Prof Dr Khadijah Mohd Khambali @ Hambali

Chair persons of working committees:
Publication – Dr Azmil Zainal Abidin
Sponsorship – Dr Mohamad Kamil Hj Ab Majid
Publicity – Mr Khairul Naim Che Nordin
Conference – Assoc Prof Dr Che Zarrina Sa‘ari
Refreshment and Preparation – Mrs Noor Haslinda Mohd Arif
Ceremony and Protocol – Assoc Prof Dr Khadijah Mohd Khambali @ Hambali
Special task – Dr Mahmud Ahmad
Secretariat – Head of Department’s Student Association

Contact Us

Secretariat of Pemikir III
4th Floor, Block B
Department of ‘Aqidah and Islamic Thought
Academy of Islamic Studies
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

(Contact person: Dr Wan Adli Wan Ramli – wanadli@um.edu.my)

Tel: +6-03-7967 6232/ 6231 /6014
Email: api_akidah@um.edu.my
Website: http://umconference.um.edu.my/pemikir3
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