KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 (Bernama) -- In conjunction with the 20-Year Celebration
of its establishment, IKIM will be organising several programmes for six days
starting from 10th July until 15th July 2012.
IKIM was registered as a Limited Company by guarantee under the Companies Act
1965 on 18 February 1992/14 Sha’ban 1412H with the objectives of enhancing the
understanding of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims and providing information to
the public that Islam is a religion that supports truth, dynamism, goodwill and
tolerance alongside pristine values that are universal.
The 20-Year Celebration of the IKIM establishment with the theme “Understand
Islam Build Civilisation” will begin with the International Conference on
“Re-Orienting the Muslim Mind; Charting the Future” from 10-11 July 2012 at the
IKIM Grand Hall.
Four themes on Thought, Education, Politics, Law and Economics have been
selected. These areas will be presented by four prominent speakers from abroad
in their papers as follows:
i. “Secularization: An Underestimated Threat” by Prof. Dr. Alparslan
Acikgenc, Director, Graduate School for Social Sciences and Humanities, Yildiz
Technical University, Turkey;
ii. “Islamization of Knowledge Project: Achievement and Setbacks” by Dr. Ali
Allawi, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University;
iii. “Democratization and Liberalization of the Muslim World” by Prof. Dr.
Tariq Ramadan, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford University ; and,
iv. “Post-capitalism and the Muslims” by Prof. Dr. Amer al-Roubaie, Dean,
College of Business and Finance, Alia University, Kingdom of Bahrain.
The international conference will seek to unlock the real problems besetting the
Muslim ummah and offer solutions to them. IKIM will forward the findings of the
discussions to YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia to be considered. Conference
participation is by special invitation only. This event will be sponsored by
AlBukhary Foundation, Sime Darby Foundation, United Engineers (Malaysia) Berhad
and Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB).
IKIM also will launch ten of its latest publications during the international
conference to broaden the understanding of Islam in various aspects as follows:
i. “Sejarah Penubuhan IKIM dan Pencapaiannya”, book author: Siti Fatimah
Abdul Rahman, Senior Fellow/ Director, Centre for Consultancy and Training;
ii. “An Islamic Paradigm in Economics: Vision and Mission”, book author: Nik
Mustapha Hj. Nik Hassan, Director-General;
iii. “Model Baru Ekonomi: Tinjauan dari Perspektif Islam”, book editor:
Mohamad Azhar Hashim, Fellow, Centre for Economic and Social Studies/ Nor
Hartini Saari, Research Officer, Centre for Economic and Social Studies;
iv. “Menangani Zina dan Pembuangan Bayi”, monograph editor: Nur Syahidah
Abdul Jalil, Research Officer, Centre for Economic and Social Studies;
v. “Membina Kekuatan Sains di Malaysia”, book editor: Azrina Sobian, Fellow,
Centre for Science and Environment Studies;
vi. “Bila Babi bukan Babi: Analisis Awal”, book editor: Norkumala Awang,
Research Officer, Centre for Science and Environment Studies;
vii. “Korpus Undang-undang di Malaysia: Semakan & Cabaran”, book editor: Siti
Shamsiah Md Supi, Senior Research Officer, Centre for the Study of Shariah, Law
viii. “Islam, Pemuliharaan Hidupan Liar dan Anda”, an IKIM and WWF Malaysia
joint effort–Reference book editor/author: Rosmidzatul Azila Mat Yamin,
Researcher, Centre for Science and Environment Studies;
ix. “TAFHIM: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World”, vol. 4 (2011)
–Journal Managing Editor: Mohd Zaidi Ismail, Senior Fellow/ Director, Centre for
Science and Environment Studies; and
x. “Islamic Scientific Tradition in History”, book author: Prof. Dr.
Alparslan Acikgenc, Director, Graduate School for Social Sciences and
Humanities, Yildiz Technical University, Turkey; Book editor; Dr. Wan Azhar Wan
Ahmad, Senior Fellow/ Director, Centre for the Study of Shariah, Law and
Politics Centre for the Study of Shariah, Law and Politics.
In an effort to explain the 20-year Celebration theme, a forum on “Understand
Islam Build Civilisation” will be held on 12 July 2012 at IKIM Grand Hall.
Topics on education, politics and economics will be discussed by learned local
academicians. Members of the public are invited to participate in the event.
On the same day, IKIM will also officially launch its internet TVIKIM which can
be accessed at www.ikimtv.my.
As a token of our appreciation, the public is invited to visit the 20-year
Celebration Carnival cum Exhibition from 13th July-15 July 2012. Admission is
free and opened for public from 12.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. on 13 July 2012 and 9.00
a.m. - 7.00 p.m. from 14-15 July 2012.
A concert, “Alunan Kalbu” featuring artistes, Ramli Sarip and Iwan Syahman, will
be held on 14 July 2012 from 8.45 p.m. - 11.00 p.m. For more information, please
contact the IKIM Secretariat at 03-62046 320/329/331/294.
IKIM hopes that the line-up of academic programmes, publications, the internet
TV IKIM and soul-enriching entertainment offered will bring IKIM closer to the
public especially the youngsters who will be the future leaders of the country.
IKIM is strongly confident that conveying the true understanding of Islam will
lead people to a civilised life.
NOTE TO EDITOR
Understand Islam Build Civilisation
Being a religion (dīn) which is in harmony with human nature, Islam is suitable
for all mankind. Truth, justice and love are three major principles put forth by
the Quran which if practised will ensure that society will live in prosperity,
harmony and mutual respect. Islam has to be understood as a religion that
educates rather than one that merely punishes.
Building human civilisation is a lofty vision that has to be shouldered by all
quarters. Civilisation will be shaped through knowledge that is internalised in
its entirety. True knowledge will advance society in all fields of life.
IKIM is committed in conveying knowledge through continuous academic discussions
of various issues encompassing the socio-cultural, economic, political, legal,
inter-religious, environmental as well as scientific and technological
SOURCE: Institut Kefahaman Islam Malaysia (IKIM)
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