Archive for November, 2017

Nusantara as Amazon – 30 November

We know the Malay World was a famous trading centre. It imported, exported but also produced. This evening we will look at its output and the extent of its network and impact.

Nusantara as Amazon
Muhiyuddin al-Attas
8pm Thursday 30 November 2017
Mukha Cafe TTDI

Muhiyuddin b. Hussein Al-Attas is completing a M.Phil from CASIS (UTM). He used to lecture at KUIS and now at Adni Pre-University where he teaches the worldview of Islam and the map of knowledge. His research interest is in S.M.N Al-Attas’ conception of the West, encompassing the origins of the worldview of the West, its philosophical, cultural and religious roots, and how this worldview is impacting the world.

Raising Kids with Books, Tech & Nothing – 16 Novemer

Despite what we know, what we have these days, many still say, ‘things were different/better/simpler before.’ What is making the difference? Is it what we have, or what we do, or how we see? This evening will be a discussion about these things with someone familiar with the science of the head and the heart. The tradition and the modern.

Omar Mahmood was born and raised in Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies in Psychobiology and Arabic. He then traveled overseas to study traditional Islamic Sciences at Dar al-Mustafa, in the Yemeni valley of Hadramawt. His studies focused on jurisprudence, Arabic grammar, and sciences of the heart. After returning to the States, he completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is currently employed as a neuropsychologist. He serves as a national advisor for MYNA (Muslim Youth of North America) and is a Board Member of Access California Services (a non-profit social services agency assisting Arab and Muslim communities in southern California).