Archive for March, 2018

Hi My Name is Science – 27 March

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Session goes until about 9.15pm. Do stay back for Q&A if you can. Though this gig is not at Mukha, that signature coffee we serve will also be in your cups at CASIS. 🙂

Professor Dr. Muhammad Zainiy Uthman obtained his B.Sc. in Astrophysics (1986) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (U.S.A.). After having completed his M.A. in Islamic Thought (1990) from the University of Chicago under Fazlur Rahman, he joined the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) in 1991 as Junior Research Fellow at the invitation of Professor al-Attas.

Upon the completion of his Ph.D. at ISTAC in 1997, he served as Research Fellow, then as a Senior Research Fellow. He was an Associate Professor and Curator of ISTAC Library from 2002-2003 and was awarded the British Chevening Fellowship (2003-2004) where he spent an academic year at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS). In 2005-2006 he returned to Oxford as Visiting Fellow at the same centre. He translated al-Attas’ The Meaning and Experience of Happiness in Islam into Malay (ISTAC, 2002).

With Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, he co-edited a book entitled Knowledge, Language, Thought and The Civilization of Islam: Essays in Honor of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas (UTM, 2010). He joined the Center for Advanced Studies in Islam, Science and Civilisation (CASIS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2011 and was the Director of the center from 2015- 2017. He is now serving as a Professor at CASIS teaching courses on Islamic Philosophy of Science and Technology, Major Muslim Scientists and Major Muslim Thinkers to name a few.

[Dinner] Prophet Muhammad In His Twenties – 16 March

Prophet Muhammad In His Twenties
Dinner & Talk with Shaykh Mohammed Aslam
Friday 16 March in TTDI, KL
Register by sending a message to Peace Meal on Whatsapp [Registration is closed] 

Before the revelation, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was already known, heard and trusted by many. Join us as Shaykh Aslam shares stories and meanings about his life at that age including his work under businesswoman and future wife, Khadeejah (ra).

Shaykh Mohammed Aslam memorised the Quran from an early age, after which he embarked on a path of seeking sacred knowledge. He ultimately travelled to Damascus where he undertook extensive private studies as well as enrolling in one of the most prestigious Islamic institutes in the world, Mahad al-Fath al-Islami seminary from where he graduated after six years of full time study with some of the greatest scholars in the world.

On returning to the U.K, he enrolled in Post-graduate studies at the same time as serving as Imam Khatib of one of the largest mosques in Birmingham. Shaykh Aslam established The City of Knowledge Academy which serves as a bustling hub of educational activity as well as also advising various community and grassroots projects around the city.