International Conference on Islamization in Modern Science and Scientification of Islamic Studies: Prospects and Bridges

International Conference on Islamization in Modern Science and Scientification of Islamic Studies: Prospects and Bridges

Date : 04 May 2011

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International Conference on Islamization in Modern Science and Scientification of Islamic Studies: Prospects and Bridges
 (7-8 Dec 2011)


Organized by

Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM

 In conjunction with

The 1st Millennial Anniversary of Ibn Haytham’s Optics (IHMA2011)
Organized by IIUM,

Kuantan, Pahang Malaysia

Islamization forms an integral part of the university’s mission and can be seen as a central theme that unifies the different disciplines of the various Kulliyyah in the university. Arguably, at its heart is the belief in revisiting and possibly revising the worldviews that form the foundations of the various many disciplines so that they become inline with revelation. At a conceptual level, Islamization has seen much progress in comprehension though at the level of execution much is left wanting as scholars vigorously try to grasp the full understanding of how it should be translated in an operational manner for the various disciplines.

In considering Science of which its corresponding philosophy has been somewhat painted by various worldviews and flavors, is certainly a ripe field for the scholars and scientist to discover what Islamization really means here and how it should be properly understood.

Another main element in the university’s vision is the integration of knowledge. Again, much is left unanswered when one scrutinizes this at the operational level; even in a rigorous discipline like science. What does it mean exactly to say integration when one considers science is also not completely lucid. Here we propose a possible take on the matter, at least in a limited scope; scientification of Islamic studies. Considering the large portion of subject matters in relation to Islamic studies such as the works of compilation of hadith, usul fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) etc. which reflect much of an endeavor of a certain level of sophisctication and systemization of methods and techniques, scientification, can be seen as a process of making the relevant Islamic studies more rigorous, appeasing to the scientific intellect in a universally modern context and subsequently more objective.

The conference aims at bringing together scholars to present, propose and discuss their findings and opinions not only on how Islamization can be seen in a meaningful way at the operational level for Science; but also how Islamic studies itself can be seen in a possibly more rigorous light where natural scientists including physicists, biologists, chemists and mathematicians can appreciate the rightfully complete harmony between man’s understanding of the divine prescriptions of revelation and his comprehension of the natural world.   


Conference objectives:

    * To provide a platform for researchers, scientists and academicians to share their research findings describing implications of modern science on philosophical thoughts, ideas and  the role of Islamization therein, inline with the university’s mission of Islamization of knowledge at a more specified and practical level.
    * To revisit and possibly review (tajdid) the methodologies in Islamic disciplines more rigorously in a way most compatible with current methods of science as well as in complete accordance with revelation.
    * To identify research avenues, multidisplinary in nature, combining essential conventional features of Islamic thoughts and rigorous scientific methodologies.  


·         Integration of sciences and Islamic studies
·         Islamic History and Philosophy of Science
·         Islamic Theology and Science
·         Contributions of major Muslim scientists and thinkers
·         Methodologies of Islamic studies




Students, researchers and academicians whose works are focused on the Islamization of modern science as well as those who seek to understand religious thoughts in a more scientific framework are most welcomed to participate. This also includes anyone interested in the relationship between religion and science is also welcomed to participate. We look forward to your participation in the conference and towards fruitful academic discussions and intellectual input. We hope that you and your colleagues will be able to join us.


Further details about the deadlines, submission formats and other relevant details visit:


For more information, contact:

Conference’s Secretariat
Kulliyyah of Science,
International Islamic University Malaysia
25200 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.
Phone: +609 – 5716400 (ext) 2863, 2842, 6520
Fax: +609 – 5716781