IntroductionScience has always been a part and parcel of the Islamic civilization. However, there remain fundamental and epistemological differences between the concept of science in the Islamic perspective and to those perceived by the West. While the West has always maintained the valueless, objective, total empirical as well as secularized concept of science, Islam has viewed science as an instrument to find the ultimate truth (al-Haq) through investigation and exploration without the resentment towards spirituality and the added value of tauhidic paradigm which has always been the strength of the Islamic sciences. Thus with its holistic approach, Islamic sciences is able to serve as rahmatan lil �alamin.
In accordance to the aspiration of the nation to be a developed and industrialized nation by the year 2020 inspired by the Islam Hadhari approach, the rediscovery and strengthening of science and technology from the Islamic perspective is vital of unparallel importance. Efforts has to be harnessed to put forward the idea of a scientific approach which could be promote global peace and tolerance, serve humanity and above all worship the true one God, Allah the AlMighty. It is time to honour the great Muslim scholars and scientists of the past and introspect into the future where Muslims could once again be at the helm of knowledge and wisdom which has for the past several millineas conquered by the West.
Scope of Conference
Centre for Islamic Studies and Social Development, UTMSince its establishment Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has committed itself to developing and enhancing various academic programs in the area of science and technology in . The University has also been a major contributor towards research and development (R & D) and industrial technology.
The Centre for Islamic Studies and Social Development (CISSD) is formed with the aim to offer the University`s subjects on general studies. The Centre is also responsible to enhance an Islamic social environments as well as to co ordinate Islamic activities at all levels in the campus with the mission to inculcate Islamic education and spirit in profesional life. Furthermore, it aims at producing Muslim individuals who are responsible and committed to Islam and its cause.
After the announcement of the establishment of Fuat Sezgin Chair of Science and Technology in Islam, the Centre is held responsible to design a new program at Master and PhD level in Islamic Science and it is expected to commence in 2009.
Who Should Attend
Daripada Abu Umarah iaitu al-Bara' bin 'Azib radhiallahu anhuma, katanya: "Kita semua diperintah oleh Rasulullah s.a.w. untuk melakukan tujuh perkara, iaitu meninjau orang sakit, mengikuti janazah, menentasymitkan orang yang bersin, menolong orang yang lemah, membantu orang yang teraniaya, meratakan salam dan melaksanakan sumpah."
Ini adalah salah satu dari berbagai riwayat Imam Bukhari.
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