TWMCC Holds a Panel Discussion at KLIBF 2024

  • 2024-Jun-04

The World Muslim Communities Council held a panel discussion at the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair (KLIBF) presented by Dr. Khairudin Aljunied, Professor of Islamic and Intellectual History of Southeast Asia, and Dr Aishath Muneeza, Chairwoman, Maldives Center for Islamic Finance

During the panel discussion, Dr. Khairudin Aljunied talked about Islamic civilisation and knowledge, and the importance of obtaining useful knowledge, considering that the current challenge lies in morals, principles, and human values, not in knowledge, because of its abundance

 Dr Aishath Muneeza talked about the Islamic aspect of banking, and the main reasons for its establishment, demonstrating this with some examples of the importance of Islamic banks in the renaissance of societies and helping individuals from different segments of community. Dr Aishath also touched on the issue of technology and harnessing it in development processes

 Dr Aishath Muneeza praised the efforts of TWMCC in spreading and promoting the values ​​of peaceful coexistence, and achieving positive intellectual and cultural change in Muslim communities in various countries of the world, in addition to protecting Muslim communities from the danger of extremist religious thought

TWMCC revealed many distinguished publications during the KLIBF period, which concluded its activities yesterday, which attract readers from around the globe and enrich their minds, including:

'Southeast Asian Islam Architecture, Arts and New Cultures' Book, written by Dr. Azmil Tayeb, Associate Professor, Universiti Sains Malaysia; Dr. Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh; and Dr. Tutin Aryanti, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) 

‘Bridges of Indigenization in Japan, Korea and China' Book, written by Dr. Yuki Shiozaki; Dr. Lee. Hee Soo; and Dr. Jing Wang, University of Pennsylvania - United States

'Southeast Asian Islam: Indigenized Theology and Jurisprudence' book, written by Dr. Carool Kersten- St. Kevin's College London; Dr. Ismail Alatas - New York University; and Dr. R. Michael Feener - Kyoto University, Japan

'Localisation of State & Society for Muslims in Southeast Asia' book, written by Muhamad Ali - University of California, USA; Dr. Uwais Nour Al Wati; Nina Mariani Noor, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta; Dr. Khairudin Aljunied, Georgetown University, USA; and Dr. Anthony Reid- Australian National University

KLIBF is a cultural, intellectual and entertainment journey and a global cultural forum where authors and creative individuals gather to discuss everything related to cultural affairs

TWMCC is an international non-governmental organisation that functions as a think tank. It supports Muslim community organisations and associations by helping them improve their operations, collaborate effectively, and adopt innovative approaches


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