One Day Colloquium On Islam And Secularism

KOLOKIUM SEHARI : “ISLAM AND SECULARISME”

“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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Islam & Secularism: A Reading and Discussion Course

A discussion on the book widely regarded as one of the great books in the Muslim world by one of the most creative and original Muslim thinker in the contemporary Muslim world. The author deals with fundamental problems faced by contemporary Muslims and provides real solutions.

The discussion will elucidate many key …terms and concepts in each chapter of the book beginning with al-Atttas’s analysis of ‘The Contemporary Western Christian Background’ (Chapter I), followed by his analysis of the concepts of ‘secular’, ‘secularization’, and ‘secularism’ (Chapter II), the portentous set of ideas that have changed the world. Chapter IV of the book entitled ‘Islam: The Concept of Religion and the Foundation of Ethics and Morality’ is where he analyses the meaning of Islam as derived from selected verses of the Quran. He contends that the contemporary Muslim ‘dilemma’ can be alleviated with his proposal for “dewesternization of knowledge” or, the “islamization of contemporary knowledge”, an original concept conceived and elucidated by him but has since been adulterated as ‘Islamization of Knowledge’. An appendix entitled, ‘On Islamization: The Case of the Malay-Indonesian Archipelago’ brings the book to a close.

This book has been translated into most of the major languages of the Muslim world, such as Turkish, Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian, Bosnian, and Persian, the main ideas of which were originally contained in his Malay book Risalah untuk Kaum Muslimin.

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1) The discussion will be held on weekly basis, on every Friday night, 8-11pm, (11, 18, 25 June, 2, 9, 16 July 2010).

2) This event is jointly organized by Himpunan Keilmuan Muda (HAKIM), Curiosity Institute (CI) and Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM).

3) The speaker is Assoc. Prof. Dr Muhammad Zainiy Uthman. He completed his Ph.D under the supervision of Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib al–Attas in 1997 and worked at ISTAC from 1991 – 2002.

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Update as at 8th June:

4) Muhammad Zainiy Uthman obtained his B.Sc (1996) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA). After having completed his M.A (1990) from the University of Chicago (USA), he joined ISTAC in 1991 as Junior Research Fellow at the invitation of Professor Al Attas. Upon completeion of his Ph.D at ISTAC in 1997, he served as Research Fellow, then Senior Research Fellow. He was Associate Professor and Curator of ISTAC Library from 2002-2003 and was awarded the British Chevening Fellowship (2003-2004) where he spent an academic year at the Oxford Centre as Visiting Fellow for Islamic Studies. In 2005-2006, he returned to Oxford as Visiting Fellow at the same centre. He translated al-Attas’ “The Meaning and Experience of Happiness in Islamic” into Malay (ISTAC 2002). He is now co-editor with Prof. Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud of the Knowledge, Language, Thought and the Civilization of Islam: essays in Honor of Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas, which was launched this year.

5) Course Fees: RM 50.00 for students; RM 100.00 for professionals cover for 6 consecutive weeks (11, 18, 25 June, 2, 9, 16 July 2010).

Certificate: A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who have attended at least 50% of the whole course.

*Actually the organizer does not make any profit from this event, since the course fees are to absorb the technical cost such as the refreshment, handouts, certificates and others. Participants are allowed to make the course fees either lump sum at first class or end of six weeks. But it is encourageable to make earlier.

* For students, the cost is negotiable. It is most welcome if they can make full settlement as to show the seriousness of the participation.

6) This event is jointly organized by HAKIM, CI and ABIM. ABIM is the latest party interested to hand-in-hand organize the event since the book Islam and Secularism was earliest published by ABIM in year 1978. The historical attachment drives ABIM to joint the event.

7) The medium of instruction might be in dual language.

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update as at 13/06/2010

8) Refreshment/dinner will be served shortly after magrib prayer prior the discussion commence. So, do come earlier.

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“Spirituality in the age of Uncertainty” with HAKIM and Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

Himpunan Keilmuwan Muda (HAKIM)
Assembly of Young Intellectuals
presents;
Spirituality in the age of Uncertainty: An Introduction to Traveling Workshop Series
with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad & Shaykh Seraj Hendricks
(9-12 pm with Syakh Hakim, 2.30-4.00 pm with Syakh Seraj)
28 March 2010 (Seminar room, Shah Alam Mosque)
9 a.m-5 p.m

RM 50 (professionals) RM 25 (students)

Contact person (compulsory before attending):
Naim: 019-8285019
Sarah: 014-8361259

 

How to get there?

From KL Sentral (the main hub), buy a KL Komuter train ticket to Shah Alam (RM 2.50). After you arrive there, take a ride in a taxi (go to Masjid Negeri Shah Alam, Shah Alam Mosque).

About Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

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 Shaykh Seraj Hendricks

Shaykh Seraj Hendricks currently serves as an imam and teacher at the Zawiya Mosque in Cape Town, which was founded by his grandfather, Shaykh Muhammad Salih Hendricks, in 1923. He is the third generation of shayukh to serve at the Zawiya Mosque which has taught the works of Imam al-Ghazali continuously since its inception.

Shaykh Seraj studied for many years under his uncle Shaykh Mahdi Hendricks before departing to study usul al-fiqh at Umm ul-Qura university in Makkah. He remained in Makkah for 11 years as a student of Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maliki, the great muhadith, Maliki faqih and Sufi shaykh of the Ba’Alawi way.

Among many other mashaykh, Shaykh Seraj took ‘ijazah from the great Imam of the Yemen, Ahmad Taha Mashhur al-Haddad, and was appointed as the khalifah of Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maliki in South Africa.

He is currently reading for his PhD at the University of South Africa, after having been awarded a Masters degree (cum laude) for his thesis at the University of Cape Town on religious practices in the Cape region.

Formerly Chairman of the Fatwa Committee of the Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa, Shaykh Seraj is Hakim of the Crescent Observer’s society and patron of Dome Publications. He also serves as a member of Stanlib’s Shari’ah Board.

He has translated Imam al-Ghazali’s “Ayyuhal Walad” and some of the writings of Shaikh Yusuf of Makasar, an early pioneer of Islam in South Africa.

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 azrilmohdamin@gmail.com 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

Majlis Pelancaran Buku

Majlis Pelancaran Buku KNOWLEDGE, LANGUAGE, THOUGHT AND THE CIVILIZATION OF ISLAM ESSAY IN HONOR SYED MUHAMMAD NAQUIB AL-ATTAS

Penulis dan Editor : Prof Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud dan Prof Madya Dr. Zainy Uthman

Disempurnakan Oleh : Duli Yang Teramat Mulia Raja Muda Perak Darul Ridzuan Raja Nazrin Shah Ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah.

Tempat : Dewan Besar, UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur

Pakaian : Pejabat/ Long Suit.
Sila Jawab Jemputan ini sebelum 19 Februari 2010 dengan menghubungi Pn. Hapizah Mohamad/Cik Nuraina Diyana Norman ditalian (607) 5218135/5218177

Konvensyen Pemikiran Hasan al-Banna

Sebagai sebuah NGO Islam,  Ikatan Muslimin Malaysia (ISMA) merasa amat terpanggil untuk mengemukakan pandangan dan kerangka fikrah dari perspektif yang bebas dan berasaskan kepentingan survival Islam dan umat Melayu. Oleh itu satu konvensyen pemikiran As-Syahid Imam Hasan Al-Banna akan diadakan pada bulan Januari 2010. Semua orang dijemput hadir.

TARIKH: 30 JANUARI 2010
TEMPAT: DEWAN SRI SARJANA, UNIVERSITI TENAGA NASIONAL (UNITEN), KAMPUS PUTRAJAYA
ANJURAN: IKATAN MUSLIMIN MALAYSIA (ISMA)

Agenda

8.00 – 8.30 pagi Pendaftaran peserta

8.30 – 8.45 pagi Ucapan Alu-Aluan

9:00 – 10.00 pagi Perasmian

10.00 – 10.30 pagi Minum pagi

10.30 – 11.30 pagi Ucaptama

11.30 – 12.40 pagi Kertas Kerja I : “Pemikiran Hasan al-Banna dan Ideologi Barat: Pertembungan Antara dua aliran” oleh Ustaz Mohd Rusdi bin Haji Alias

12.40 – 2.30 ptg Solat & makan tengahari

2.30 – 3.40 ptg Kertas Kerja II : “Pandangan Hasan Al-Banna Terhadap Agenda Pembangunan Ummah Dan Pelaksanaannya Di Malaysia” oleh Ustaz Mohd Hazizi bin Hj Ab. Rahman

3.40 – 3.50 ptg Selingan video

3.50 – 5.00 ptg Kertas Kerja III : “Menilai Kemelut Politik Tempatan Berdasarkan Maqasid Syarak” oleh Ustaz Muhammad Fauzi bin Asmuni

5.00 – 5.30 ptg Pembentangan Resolusi & Penutupan Majlis

Maklumat lanjut Konvensyen ini,  Klik laman ini .

Siri Wacana HAKIM

Tajuk:
Tahap-tahap Proses Islamisasi dan Peranan Gerakan Keilmuan

Oleh:
Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd. Nor Wan Daud
Fellow Utama ATMA, UKM
mantan Timbalan Pengarah ISTAC

Tarikh: 6 Februari 2010

Masa: 9.00 pagi – 12.00 tengahari

Tempat: Masjid Al-Ghufran, KL. (Peta lokasi)

Yuran: RM10 sahaja

HAKIM menjemput semua pencinta ilmu untuk menyertai program ini, khususnya kepada individu-individu yang berminat untuk menyumbang wang dan tenaga serta memberikan komitmen bagi membantu HAKIM menjayakan misi dan visi penubuhannya.

Untuk urusan pendaftaran atau pertanyaan, sila hubungi: 012-9344553 (Sdr. Fayhsal)

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