SPECIAL PANEL 1

Islam and Globalizing World

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (DAY 2)
13:00 – 14:30 * Auditorium IAIN Palu

Islam is considered one of the world religions. That is to say, Islam is a global religion, embraced by different people of different nations of the world. As the second largest religion in the world, Islam cannot avoid the effects of globalization. Moreover, as Klaus Schwab puts it, we are in the fourth industrial revolution era when digital technology and the internet easily connect us one another. Through the internet, social media and smart phones, we share information of almost anything in the world, and the continuing political crisis in the Middle East is not an exception. It is common that the Middle East is understood as the hub of Islam, and politics of the region is strongly attached to this religion. However, as a global region, Islam is not only embraced by the people of the Middle East, but also by other people of other regions, including Southeast Asia. Moreover, the present developments of Islam in different parts of the world are interconnected. There are trans-national Islamic movements across the nation state boundaries, but at the same time there are efforts to bring Islam into local cultural contexts. This plenary session will discuss the intricate position of Islam in the globalizing world, by looking at the role of the internet and the new media, the intersection between Islam, ethnicity and local politics, and the significance of dialogue among schools of philosophical thought in the world.

Speakers:
Dr. Hew Wai Weng (UKM, Malaysia)
Dr. Ken Miichi (Waseda University, Japan)
Dr. Inayah Rahmani (University of Indonesia)
Prof. Hans-Christian Günther  (Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Mujiburrahman

 

SPECIAL PANEL 2

Current Development of Islam in South East Asia

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (DAY 2)
14:30 – 16:00 * Auditorium IAIN Palu

As the region, that hosted about 25 percent of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslim populations, Southeast Asia has been unarguably a significant locus for the study of Islam and Muslim society. Indeed, the penetration of Islam to this region, and its later development in the area have gone through diverse and multi facet ways, which show the complexities, diversities as well as its ‘distinctiveness’ of the character of Islam within the region, such as the nature of moderate Islam.  In some instances, this development also   accumulated from various intersection of Islam as religion with the local or national politics, social and cultural aspect of the given communities. In fact, within the region of Southeast Asia,  religious institutions have been established, alongside with the proliferation of social, political, economic, educational, and cultural institutions. It is in those institutions the practices and everyday lives of Southeast Asian Muslims are entangled with the normative understandings of Islam in multiple ways.  This panel will examine the current development of Islam and Muslim societies in the region of Southeast Asian through various field of study (history, sociology, anthropology, and so forth) by focusing on the historical study of [diasporic] Muslim, the mobility or knowledge transmission, as well as their socio-political relations and mutual influences, including to the neighbor country like Australia. In its turn, it will inevitably capture the complex ways in which Islam is negotiated with global modernity within the Southeast Asia Muslims’ communities.

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Sher Banu A.L. Khan (NUS Singapore)
Dr. Syafiq Hasyim (UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta)
Dr. Yuka Kayane (Waseda University, Japan)
Mr. Richard Mathews (Australia Consul in Makassar of Eastern Indonesia)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Eka Mulyani

 

SPECIAL PANEL 3

Contemporary trends of Islamic Studies in Iran and Indonesia

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 (DAY 2)
16:00 – 17:30 * Auditorium IAIN Palu

Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Hakimolahi (Tehran University, Iran)
Dr . Muhammad Ali Mirzani (Tehran University, Iran)
Dr. Siti Fatimah (UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta)
Dr. Zainal Abidin (Penasehat Seri Teroka Mizan and CRCS UGM)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Al Makin

 

SPECIAL PANEL 4

The Qur’an Hadits

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 (DAY 3)
08:00 – 10:00 * Auditorium IAIN Palu

Speakers:
Dr. Ahmed al-Senouni (Director of Muwatta Islamic Research Center Abu Dhabi)
Dr. Iman Khalil (Zaid University Dubai, UEA)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Amani Lubis, M.A