Worldview of Islām Summer School, 6-12 August 2017, Malaysia

Publish Date: Apr 25, 2017

Deadline: May 30, 2017


WISE stands for the Worldview of Islam Series. What is meant by 'worldview', according to the perspective of Islam, is the vision of reality and truth that appears before our minds eye revealing what existence is all about.

The worldview of Islam then is the Islamic vision of reality and truth, which is a metaphysical survey of the visible as well as the invisible worlds including the perspective of life as a whole. It is a restatement and re-articulation of the fundamental elements that constitute the projection of the world of existence in its totality.

These include the conception of the nature of God, the prophet, the concept of religion, revelation, the nature of man, of happiness, the nature of the world, concepts of knowledge, science, language, and education. Each of these elements is brought together in a relation that constitutes a unity (tawhid). All these are discussed against the backdrop of the modern and post-modern challenges posed by the forces of secularisation as a philosophical programme. To address this external challenge faced by the Muslims, the notions of progress, change, and development are put under scrutiny.

Apart from this, the Muslim community suffers from various internal crises. These internal crises come basically in the form of the loss of adab, which is a result of confusion and error in knowledge, and leading to the rise of false leaders in various fields and domains of life which in turn promote and perpetuate the previous two, forming a vicious circle.

WISE is one small initiative to break this vicious circle and reinstitute the proper understanding of Islam through its basic conceptual framework projecting its worldview, in men and women of intelligence, integrity and responsibility. It is hoped that this initial step would lead to subsequent engagements that would continue to further strengthen the understanding and fellowship.

WISE Summer School 2017 will be held on the 6th to 12th of August 2017

Venue: CASIS, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur Campus, Jalan Semarak, Malaysia

Fees: RM 1,500 for students, RM 2,500 for professionals (inclusive of accommodation, food, course materials and excursions)

Application process:

Step 1 : To submit your application for WISEss 2017, enter your personal details and answer the required questions (note: this form may take more than 30 minutes to answer, please find a suitable time to prepare and apply accordingly.)

Step 2 : After the end of the Application Deadline, a letter of acceptance or rejection will be sent.

Step 3 : If you are accepted, please make payment accordingly within 10-days of acceptance, i.e. before the Payment Deadline.

Key Dates:
Application Deadline: 30th May 2017
Payment Deadline: 10th June 2017

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