Conference Announcement

Theme: Cultural and Religious Wisdom
Type: International Seminar
Institution: Universiti Islam Malaysia (UIM)
Location: Cyberjaya, Selangor (Malaysia)
Date: 27.–28.9.2016


This Seminar will focus on Wisdom in the Thoughts, Words and Actions
of People in the East:

- East Asia (Japan, China and Korea)
- Pacific Islands (Polynesian, Marquesan, Melanesian Islands)
- Southeast Asia (Mainland and Insular)
- South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka,
- West Asia/Middle East

Wisdom from the major religions, belief systems and faiths of the

- Judaism (ancient Hebrew, the natural wisdom in the Hebrew Bible,
  sacred text the Torah, The Ten Commandments, Israel’s wisdom
- Christianity (the Bible – the biblical proverbs, Jesus and his
  sayings, the New Testament)
- Islam (The Qur'an, Prophet Muhammad and his Hadiths; early
  Muslim scholars, the concept of the Qur’anic Hikmah)
- The wisdom of Confucius
- Hindu Wisdom
- Buddhist Wisdom
- Wisdom in Taoism


Tuesday, 27th September 2016

Arrival of Guests and Registration

Opening Ceremony
Al-Qur'an Recitation and Du'a

Welcoming Remarks
Mohd Yusof Noor
President of Universiti Islam Malaysia

Opening Speech
Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi
Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

Special Presentations

Wisdom from the "Heart" – Its Implication in Education
Dzulkifli Abdul Razak (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia)

The Role of Wisdom in the Modern World
Ahmed Keeler (University of Cambridge / Universiti Sains Islam

Interrogating Universal and Timeless Myths: The Quest for Relevant
and Meaningful Cultural Wisdom
Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid (IAB GLOBAL)

Concurrent Sessions

Session I:
Wisdom in Comparative Religion

Session II:
Wisdom in Literature

Session III:
Wisdom in Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah (1)

Session IV:
Wisdom in Various Religions of the World (1)

Wednesday, 28th September 2016

Concurrent Sessions

Session V:
Wisdom in Culture and Leadership

Session VI:
Wisdom in the Stories of Prophet Sulaiman and Luqman Al-Hakim in

Session VII:
Wisdom in Tasawwuf/Sufism

Concurrent Sessions

Session VIII:
Wisdom in Islam

Session IX:
Wisdom in Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah (2)

Session X:
Wisdom in Various Religions of the World (2)

Plenary Session

Wisdom, World Views and World Politics: The Inventing and Reinventing
of International Relations Theories Mohamed Abu Bakar
University of Malaysia

Theological Perspective on the Qur'anic Conception of Hikmah: The
View of Fakhr Al-Din Razi Based on his Al-Tafsir Al-Kabir Mohd Farid
Mohd Shahran Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia

Kebijaksanaan Ilmuan Melayu di Rumpun Melayu: Kajian Terhadap Karya
Ali Haji di Kepulauan Riau Abdul Latiff Abu Bakar
Universiti Islam Malaysia
Ab. Malik Abd. Mutalib
Universiti Maritim Raja Ali Haji

Humanity at the Crossroads: Survival through the Collective Wisdom of
Mankind and the Special Contributions of Islam Muddathir Abdel-Rahim
Eltayeb Universiti Islam Malaysia

Closing Ceremony


Auditorium, Level 7, Universiti Islam Malaysia (UIM)
Blok I, Bangunan MKN Embassy Techzone, Jalan Teknokrat 2
63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor

Conference Languages

- English
- Malay
- Arabic


For registration, please refer to UIM website:


Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid Abdullah
Universiti Islam Malaysia
Block I, Bangunan MKN Embassy Techzone
Jalan Teknokrat 2
63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603 8324 6680
Fax: +603 8324 6600
Email: hamidwis...@uim.edu.my
Web: http://www.uim.edu.my/isw


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