One Day Colloquium On Islam And Secularism


“This book was originally dedicated to the emergent Muslim, for whose hearing and understanding it was indeed meant, in the hope that they would intelligently prepared, when their times come, to weather with discernment the pestilential winds of secularization and with courage to create necessary changes in the realm of our thinking that is still floundering in the sea of bewilderment and self-doubt.”

– Prof. Dr. Syed. Muhammad Naquib al-Attas (1993)

Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas is an internationally renowned Muslim thinker, philosopher and educationist from Malaysia. He is thoroughly rooted in the traditional Islamic sciences in a manner that allows him to competently bring that tradition to bear incisively and constructively on modernity. One major positive result of his close enagagement with the secularizing spirit of modernity is his original idea of ‘Islamization of Knowledge’ imbuing his philosophy and practice of education which leads first to the Dewesternization and then Islamization of the mind, body and soul and its salvific effects on the personal and collective life of Muslims as well as on others, including the natural environment.

According to Professor al-Attas, the process of Islamization is the revivification of the Worldview of Islam within the hearts and intellects of Muslims in the context of close, constructive engagement with the West, and the corresponding cognitive and practical ordering of their physical and spiritual experience of existence in accordance with it. Professor Al-Attas’s conception of Islamization and his exposition of the Worldview of Islam, as explicated in his many important works, are universally recognised to be most articulate, authentic, coherent and comprehensive.

Clearly, Islamization is fundamentally an educational and intellectual program of the most profound order, requiring the long- term combined efforts of authoritative, farsighted and committed scholars, intellectuals, ‘ulama’, researchers, teachers and students, including policy makers, who share a common vision of its goals and methods. The mission of Islamization obviously has its social, cultural, intellectual, economic, political and legal implications, but these are to be realized over the long term by many conscientious individuals thoroughly imbued with adab in their thinking and acting, and in their private and public conduct. For the crisis of Muslims today is basically the intellectual and spiritual crisis of identity due to their loss of true knowledge (‘ilm) and of right action (adab). Therefore the way forward out of the crisis for Muslims is self-knowledge, self-understanding, self-definition and self-reformation, spiritually, intellectually and socially, both at the level of the individual and at the level of the communal.

In this regard, HAKIM is most honored and happy to organize this one day colloquium on Islam & Secularism, the influential book in which al-Attas systemically synthesized his ideas on Dewesternization, Islamization, Education in the context of close engagement with the hegemonic, secularizing tendencies of modern, Western thought. The colloquium will discuss four main themes of that book through presentations by four of Professor al-Attas’s foremost students, and will culminate in a keynote address on the “Dewesternization of Knowledge” by Professor al-Attas himself. In conjunction with the colloquium, HAKIM is also officially announcing and launching its structured educational program for the general public called “Readings in the WoRldvieW of islam pRogRam” (RWip).

RWIP consists of a series of certificate courses on various salient aspects of the Worldview of Islam as expounded in Professor Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas’s many important works. These courses are intended for people who have been exposed to Professor al-Attas’s teachings through various talks, seminars and workshops, but who would now want to acquire a deeper, transformative understanding by enrolling in a series of formal educational courses which allow for closer intellectual interaction between teachers and students. The teachers selected to conduct the courses in the RWIP are from among the pioneering graduates of The International Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilization (ISTAC) who have themselves devoted many years of their life to the intellectual and moral guidance of Professor al-Attas himself, ISTAC’s Founder and first Director. Each certificate course is based on a work by Professor al-Attas, such as Islam and Secularism or The Concept of Education in Islam, with the pedagogic approach centered on reading, discussing and understanding the text with a view toward working out in thought and in act its transformative, operational implications.

It is hoped that by enrolling in the RWIP, students will acquire a profound, comprehensive understanding of the Islamic Tradition such that they can thereby be competent to bring the tradition to bear incisively and constructively on their present engagement with the multifarious challenges of the modern world. ***

B. Registration & Officiation

1. Arrival of Participants, Speakers & Guests
8.00 am — 9.00 am (registration, breakfast & networking)

2. Officiating Ceremony
9.00 am—9.10 am (welcoming address by HAKIM’s Chairman, Dr. Farid Shahran) 9.10am—9.30am (officiating address and launching of RWIP by Dr. Syed ‘Ali Tawfiq al-Attas)

C. Paper Presentations
1. The Recovery of Adab: Islamic Education in Action by Professor Dr. Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud Senior Fellow, ATMA
9.30 am — 10.30 am (presentation) 10.30 am —11.00 am (discussion) 11.00am — 11.30 am (refreshments & networking)

2. Dewesternizing & Islamizing the Sciences: Operationalizing the Neo-Ghazalian, Attasian Vision by Dr. Adi Setia, Senior Fellow, HAKIM
11.30 am —12.30 noon (presentation) 12.30 noon —1.00 pm (discussion) 1.00 pm — 1.30 pm (lunch & networking) 1.30 pm — 2.00 pm (Zuhr Solat)

3. The Concept & Experience of Religion in Islam: Bringing Modernity into the Ambit of Tradition by Dr. Syamsuddin Arif Department of General Studies, IIUM
2.00 pm — 3.00 pm (presentation) 3.00 pm — 3.30 pm (discussion)

4. Islamization in History: The Case of the Malay Archipelago by Associate Professor Dr. Muhammad Zainiy Uthman Department of General Studies, IIUM
3.30 pm — 4.30 pm (presentation) 4.30 pm — 5.00 pm (discussion) 5.00 pm — 5.30 pm(refreshments & networking) 5.30 pm — 6.00 pm (‘Asr Solat) 6.00 pm — 8.00 pm (networking, Rest & Maghrib Solat) 8.00 pm — 8.30 pm (dinner & networking)

D. Special Keynote Address
The Dewesternization of Knowledge
by Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas Founder & First Director, International Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilization (ISTAC)
8.30 pm — 10.00 pm (address) 10.00 pm —11.00 pm (Q/A session) 11.00 pm — 11.30 pm (refreshments & networking) 11.30 pm — 12.00 pm (adjournment & networking)



26 Mac 2010

Auditorium MBSA, Shah Alam, Selangor

8.00mlm hingga 11.00mlm

Shoutul Harokah

Kumpulan Daie

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Lifeline 4 Gaza, or Talian Hayat Untuk Gaza as we read it in Bahasa Malaysia, is a collaborative effort between Malaysian NGOs to help resolving the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Our eventual objective is to join international movements to break the illegal siege which has been imposed on Gaza the tyrant Zionist and its allies for some years. We are determined to send all those basic human needs that are grievely required by the entire Gaza population, by sending ships direct to their shores.

Announce a brief visit by Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad

We are pleased to be able to announce a brief visit by Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad to Malaysia from 27th to 29th March 2010. This is being held under the auspices of Islamic Outreach ABIM and Fajr Symphony, and with the cooperation of the Assembly of Young Intellectuals (HAKIM). Previous visits by many great Muslim scholars in the last three years have received excellent feedback from participants. Activities planned include a Grand Fundraising Event for the Cambridge New Mosque Project and selected local charitable activities. The Fundraising Event will also incorporate the launch of Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad’s ‘The Traveling Light Series’.

Born Timothy J. Winter in 1960, Abdal Hakim studied at the prestigious Westminster School in London, UK and later at the University of Cambridge, where he graduated with first class honours in Arabic in 1983. He then lived in Cairo for three years, studying Islam under traditional teachers at Al-Azhar, one of the oldest universities in the world. He went on to reside for three years in Jeddah, where he administered a commercial translation office and maintained close contact with Habib Ahmad Mashhur al-Haddad and other ulama from Hadramaut, Yemen.

Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim is the translator of a number of works, including two volumes from Imam al-Ghazali Ihya Ulum al-Din, and has written a number of books. His book Bombing Without Moonlight earned him the King Abdullah I Prize for Islamic Thought. He gives durus and khutbas from time to time and taught the works of Imam al-Ghazali in Britain, America, Spain, Australia, and Singapore. He has a traditional ijazah to teach Ihya’ with isnad (chain) going all the way back to Imam Al-Ghazali himself. He appears frequently on BBC Radio and writes occasionally for a number of publications including The Independent and the Times Literary Supplement.

He lives with his wife and children in Cambridge, UK.


About Travelling Light Series

Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad’s “Travelling Light Series” is an ambitious attempt to film respected scholars giving lectures to students on the 40 books of Ihya. Each DVD introduces one of the forty ‘books’ which comprise this massive work. Each set is made up of 4 DVDs and the first set relate to ‘Saving Practices’ (munjiyat), which was filmed in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

Speakers are chosen for their deep knowledge of the text, and for their continuity with ancient chains of transmission from teacher to teacher, to the Imam himself. The locations chosen represent the diversity and beauty of the settings where the Ihya has been taught. They include historic mosques and other buildings which are showcases of Islamic art and architecture.

Each lecture begins with a recitation from the Holy Qur’an, and includes songs drawn from the indigenous spiritual culture which has flourished in the lands where the lectures are taking place. Some of the films include interviews with local experts and scholars who explain the impact of Imam al-Ghazali’s work in their communities.

All proceeds from the sale and broadcast of these DVD’s are donated to the Cambridge New Mosque Project.


A gala Fundraising Event will be held on the evening of 27th March 2010 at the Auditorium hall, Dewan Jubli Perak, Shah Alam, Selangor in which the celebrated first 4 DVDs will be launched. The event is a follow-up to the highly-successful Launch of the award-winning docu-drama on Imam Ghazali life held in Kuala Lumpur in 2007. The proceeds of the event will go to the Cambridge New Mosque Project and local charitable activities.

Additionally, a workshop entitled ‘Spirituality in the age of Uncertainty: An Introduction to Traveling Workshop Series‘ with respected local and international scholars will be planned in addition to a forum discussing increasing local and international spirituality by making Imam al-Ghazali accessible to a wider public.

All events will seek to partner with corporate and other sponsors and ensure the event(s) receives wide media coverage. These strategic partnerships will enable us to meet the running costs of the events – venue hire, events co-ordinator, catering, transport, entertainment, infrastructure, media as well as to provide travel expenses for our guest of honour Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad.

For sponsorship opportunities and further inquiries please call Islamic Outreach ABIM at +603-42569822        or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


The Program


6.00 p.m. : Registration
7.30 p.m. : Maghrib prayers
Arrival of guests / buffet dinner
8.45 p.m. : Opening Doa
8.55 p.m. : Welcoming Speech by En. Azril Mohd. Amin
Chairman, Islamic Outreach ABIM

Introduction by Dr. Mohd. Farid Mohd. Shahran
Chairman, The Assembly of Young Intellectuals (HAKIM)

9.15 p.m. : Public Lecture by Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad
10.15 p.m. : The Launch of “The Travelling Light Series” & Cambridge Mosque Project
10.30 p.m. : END

Sourse : HAKIM

Syarahan Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas

Seminar Sehari Pengukuhan Pandangan Alam Islam (Worldview of Islam) & Syarahan Perdana Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas; Reviving The Worldview of Islam: Internal and External Challenges.
13 Disember 2009.

Institut Integriti Malaysia.
Himpunan Keilmuwan Muda (HAKIM) & Persatuan Kebangsaan Pelajar Islam Malaysia (PKPIM).

Selamat Menunaikan Haji 1430H

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Buat semua yang mendapat jemputan  “Tetamu Allah” dan menunaikan Ibadah Haji bagi tahun 1430H, Selamat menunaikan Ibadat Haji, moga selamat pergi dan selamat pulang membawa Haji Mabrur… Amin..



Apapun panggilan yang kita panggil,





dan sebagainya

jasa mereka tidak dapat dibalas walaunpun kita beri seluruh harta seluas langit dan bumi. Moga Allah membalas jasa ibu kita dengan balasan sebaik-baiknya.

Catatan : Selamat hari Ibu buat ibuku yang tercinta, pendamping hidupku yang menjadi ibu kepada anakku dan seluruh yang bergelar ibu, semoga menjadi ibu-ibu yang terbaik untuk anak-anak kita di dunia dan akhirat.

It’s My Birthday Today!!!

Hari ini hari istimewa buat diriku. Ia satu tarikh ulang tahun kelahiran saya ke dunia fana ini. Hari yang menginsafkan diri bahawa betapa sukarnya ibu melahirkan diri ini ke dunia. Satu tarikh penanda aras kehidupan bahawa diriku sudah semakin tua (walaupun hati masih muda, hehehe..). 

Selamat Hari Lahir buat diriku dan orang-orang yang menyambut pada tarikh yang sama dengan diriku. Hrmm..sudah semakin tua diri ini rupanya.

p/s : Terima kasih buat keluarga (especially to my beautiful wife and my very adorable daughter) dan rakan-rakan yang mengirim ucapan, tidak kira secara lisan, e-mail, frienster dan juga sms. Thank’s 🙂