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International Seminar on Islam and Green Technology 2017

Date: 20 November 2017 (Monday)
Venue: IAIS Malaysia, Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Organiser:  International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.

 
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Introduction

Islam is a faith system, which is more disposed toward environmental stewardship than other faiths, and therefore should undoubtedly be regarded as the ‘green’ religion. The Qur’an and Prophetic traditions put a marked emphasis on the accountability and responsibility of human toward maintaining God’s balanced creation. Both Islamic sources urge humanity to treat nature with compassion and accountability, refraining themselves from any kind of detrimental treatment of the environment for their own benefit.

As far as environmental protection is concern, it is unfortunate however to note that modern Muslim nations across the globe are putting economic progress as the sole aim of their development programme, at the expense of environmental sustainability. This is evident as the latest Pollution Index 2017, Muslim countries like Afghanistan, Egypt, and Bangladesh score among the highest pollution rate in the world. It shows that the ideal aspect of Islamic teaching on environmental protection and its real practice in the Muslim’s countries is definitely in a daunting dissonance. Therefore, prompt measure need to be identified and executed to ensure that Muslim societies will manage to improve their relationship with the nature, hence will contribute to the betterment of the planet for the benefit of the future generation. One of the possible actions to that pursuit is to adopt and utilise green technology in their daily lifestyle.

Green technology epitomises the application of environment science in the pursuit of conserving the natural environment.  It is an initiative compromises various kind of methodologies and material enhancement ranging from generating alternative energy to non-toxic cleaning products. In principle, green technology is in conformity with Islamic principles such as striving for perfection, seeking reward in life and afterlife, as well as exerting effort without excess. Given that, Muslims need to explore their rich intellectual and cultural tradition to identify principles, methodologies, and techniques that are relevant to enhance the implementation of green technology in their own community.

 

Objectives

  • To identify Islamic concepts and principles that are in support of green science and technology.
  • To elaborate the potential contribution of the Islamic civilisation to the enhancement of green technology and its implementation in society.
  • To analyse and evaluate initiatives taken by government agencies, corporate sectors, and civil societies in promoting green technology in Muslim countries.
  • To highlight new innovations and technologies invented by Muslim scientists and researchers within the scope of green technology

Scope of papers/ presentations

Papers are welcomed in any field of research relevant to the subject of Islam and green technology that may include, but not limited to the following:

  • Islamic Concept of Green Technology
  • Renewable Energy from Islamic Perspective
  • Discovering Potentials of Herbs for Health and Wealth
  • Green Energy
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Green Economy, Financing & Philanthropy
  • Islamic Green Lifestyle
  • Islam & Permaculture
  • Green Innovation
  • Community Engagement
  • Green Activism
  • Green Management
  • Protection of Animal & Wildlife
  • Green Food Supply

Registration

  • The fee will cover the seminar package (proceedings, meals) only. Participants cover their own travelling and accommodation expenses.

 Registration Fees

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Payment can be made using one of the following methods; 

1. Online Bank Transfer

2. By cheque or bank draft to be made payable to: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia

3. By Credit Card & Register now (click the icon below)

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If you choose method 1 or 2 please scan and email proof of payment inlcuding your Full Name, Email Address and Contact number to: finance@iais.org.my

 

Disclaimer:

  • Registration of participants will be confirmed upon registration, receipt of full payment or an acceptable employer’s guarantee or letter of undertaking.
  • All outstanding payment must be received on or prior to the date of the event for participants to be allowed to attend. The Institute reserves the right to cancel the registration if no payment prior to or on the date of the event.
  • Walk-in participant registration and attendance is subject to availability of seats and full payment.
  • Certificate of attendance will be released upon participant signing the attendance register.

Cancellation

  • A substitute participant is welcomed at no extra charge if you are unable to attend.
  • No refund will be given for cancellation received less than 2 working days before the seminar date.

  

Programme (last updated 20 NOV 2017 8:30am)

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CONTACT INFORMATION

International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.
Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-7956 9188   Fax: +603-7956 2188 / +603-7956 2966

Hikmah

One who acknowledges the virtue of an old man and honours him for his age, God will save him from the fright of the Day of Resurrection. Honouring a Muslim with white hair partakes in Glorifying the Majesty of God. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

Every person I have known who has been truly happy has learned how to serve others. - Albert Schweitzer

Humour Without Malice

A peasant from the countryside was in the city visiting a relative, who served him tea made with precious Songluo spring water. The peasant enjoyed the tea so much that he said "Excellent!" over and over, and thus his relative thought he could truly appreciate fine things. He asked his country cousin: "Are you referring to the tea or to the water?" The peasant said: "It's the hotness of the tea which I like the most."

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