KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL KALAM SYMPOSIUM (KLIKS 2016)

An Introduction

KLIKS 2016 seeks to bring together Kalam specialists among scholars, academics and researchers for the transdisciplinary engagement in an attempt not only to revitalize the analytical and systematic understanding of the religion of Islam in dealing with contemporary knowledge, challenges and needs but also to provide a critical response to the present day knowledge, challenges and needs from the Islamic theological, spiritual and intellectual perspectives.

KLIKS 2016 also invites scholars, academics and researchers in other fields of knowledge who are interested to broaden their horizons of research to incorporate the Kalam analytical tools and resources, its systematic framework and methodology, and also its premises and findings in their existing scholarly research activities.

KLIKS 2016 strives to create a platform for collaborative spirit and epistemological humility in which scholars, academics and researchers committed to the tradition of Kalam could work together in the true transdisciplinary approach which may integrate inter-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, intra-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary approaches along the way in spite of their own disciplinary specialties and expertise.

1st KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL KALAM SYMPOSIUM (KLIKS 2016)

22-24 MARCH 2016

Date/DayVenue Event 
22 March 2016, TuesdayIslamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM)Keynote I

9 am – 11 am

“The Crisis of Theology in the Modern World” (In English)

Launch of Kalam Transdisciplinary Research Initiative

Keynote Address by Professor Dr Aref Ali Nayed

Professor Dr Aref NayedChairman and Founder, Kalam Research & Media, UAE

Keynote I

11 am – 1 pm

“Kalam and Its Relevance to the Present Day Muslims” (In Arabic with English Translation)Shaykh Dr Said Foudah

Shaykh Said FoudahLeading Contemporary Kalam Scholar

ISSI-KRM Office PutrajayaDinner

8 pm – 10 pm

Opening of ISSI-KRM Kuala Lumpur Office for the Southeast Asia RegionOfficiated by Professor Dr Aref Ali Nayed
23 March 2016 WednesdayInstitute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM)9 am – 5 pmISSI-KRM-IKIM 2nd Workshop on Kalam Epistemology (1st Day)Commentary and Evaluation by Professor Dr Aref and Dr Said
ISSI-KRM Office PutrajayaDinner

8 pm – 10 pm

With Traditional Islamic Scholars/Activists(In Arabic)Hosted by Professor Dr Aref Ali Nayed
24 March 2016 ThursdayInstitute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM)9 am – 5 pmISSI-KRM-IKIM 2nd Workshop on Kalam Epistemology (2st Day)Commentary and Evaluation by Professor Dr Aref and Dr Said
ISSI-KRM Office PutrajayaDinner

8 pm – 10 pm

With Government Officers/Professionals(In English)Hosted by Professor Dr Aref Ali Nayed

 

2nd ISSI-KRM-IKIM Workshop on Kalam Epistemology

23 March 2016, Wednesday24 March 2016, Thursday
09:00 – 10:00Opening CeremonyKeynote 2: Shaykh Dr Said Foudah
10:00 – 11:00Keynote 1:  Professor Dr Aref Ali NayedSpecial Presentation
11:00 – 11:30Tea-breakTea-break
11:30 – 11:45Presentation 1

Logic in al-Ghazali’s Theory of Certitude – Dr Mohd Zaidi Ismail (Deputy Director-General Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia IKIM)

Presentation 6

The Epistemological Implication of al-Ghazali’s Account of Causality – Dr Hamid Fahmy Zarkasyi (Universitas Darussalam Gontor Indonesia)

11:45 – 12:30Presentation 2

The Priority of Rational Proof in Islam: The View of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi – Dr Mohd Farid Mohd Shahran (Director Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia IKIM)

Presentation 7

The Mutakallimun’s Rebuttal of the Sophists – Dr Syamsuddin Arif (Director Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought and Civilisation INSISTS Indonesia)

12:30 – 13:15Presentation 3

Salient Features of al-Maturidi’s Theory of Knowledge – Dr Aldila Isahak (Assistant Professor International Islamic University Malaysia IIUM)

Presentation 8

Necessary Knowledge in al-Iji’s Epistemology – Dr Kholid Muslih (Universitas Darussalam Gontor Indonesia)

13:15 – 14:15Lunch & ZuhrLunch & Zuhr
14:15 – 15:00Presentation 4

Abu al-Barakat al-Baghdadi’s Concepts of Knowledge and Its Acquisition – Dr Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah (Associate Professor Centre for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science, and Civilisation (CASIS) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM)

Presentation 9

Knowledge and Certainty on al-Qushayri’s Epistemology – Dr Abdul Hayyie al-Kattani (Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought and Civilisation INSISTS Indonesia)

15:00 – 15:45Presentation 5

Abdus Samad al-Falimbani’s Classification of Knowledge – Dr Megawati Moris (Assistant Professor International Islamic University Malaysia IIUM)

Presentation 10

Necessary Knowledge in al-Razi’s Epistemology – Adnin Armas M.A. (Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought and Civilisation INSISTS Indonesia)

15:45 – 16:30Special PresentationPresentation 11

Reason and Passion in al-Mawardi’s – Dr Abas Mansur Tamam (Universitas Ibn Khaldun Bogor Indonesia)

16:30 – 17:30Conclusion Day 1Conclusion Day 2 & Closing