THE 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ISLAM & CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE ISLAMIC WORLD: CHALLENGES & WAY FORWARD (ICIC-2016)
Academy of Islamic Studies,
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5 - 6 December 2016
Nowadays, there is an increasing recognition of the role of Islam in solving contemporary issues in the Islamic world. Muslim scholars and thinkers have tried to present what they regard as Islamic perspectives on controversial matters like modernity, human rights, war and peace, terrorism, extremism, tolerance, integrate-faith, and feminism. Many other pertinent issues relevant to Islam with social sciences including political, economic, finance, social, education, trade, discrimination, religious, mental health, women issues, as well as families and the community need to be addressed. Furthermore, this conference also focuses on relationship of Islam with modern sciences for this field has reached significant phase in Malaysian educational system.
For this purpose we are organizing the 1st International Conference on Islam & Contemporary Issues in the Islamic world: Challenges and Way Forward (ICIC 2016) which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 5 & 6 December, 2016. ICIC 2016 aims at creating awareness and foster understanding on challenges that we are facing, and appreciate the opportunities that Islamic world has to offer for the better future. It further seeks to highlight vital aspects of Islam and Science interaction in various fields.
The key themes and issues that we would like to explore include some of (but are not limited to) the following:
1- Political, Historical and Social Issues
Leadership and values system
Political and leadership crisis in the Muslim World.
The impact of the recent Israeli aggression on Gaza: Prospects and challenges to Muslim Ummah.
Working women and coping strategies
Islamic work ethics
Job stress, work-family conflict and religious coping strategies
Spirituality/Religion and mental health
Malaysian-Middle East Relations (Political, cultural, Economical, and Religious Relations).
2- Economic, Finance, Business, and Management Issues
Islamic finance and the global economic crisis
Total Quality Management
Growth and Development Strategies
Business Management and Human Resource Management
Islamic Education and Intellectualism
Spread of Islam in the world
Islamic movements in 21st century.
Human Resource Management.
Corporate Social Responsibility.
E-business Services, E-Government, E-Commerce.
3- Religious & Islamic Issues
Islam and Science discourse
Contemporary Fatwas and its role on Political and Social stability
Renewal in Islamic Studies
Maqasid al-Shariah and its role in contemporary issues
Interfaith/ intercultural harmony and tolerance
Interfaith dialogue on fundamentalists, terrorism, and extremism in religious practices.
Comparative perspective of religions values and teachings.