Ahad, 20 Jun 2010

Islamic Community Building Program #1

Islamic Community Building Program #1

Sponsored by

HIMPUNAN KEILMUAN MUDA (HAKIM)

Jun 26th – Aug 1st (Summer 2010)

Saturday & Sunday (2pm - 6pm)

Lecture Rooms LR 21 & 22, Level 2,
Human Sciences Building (HSC Building)
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur


Workshop Details

1.     Workshop duration (June 26th - August 1st) on Saturdays and Sunday between 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

a.    Brothers should wear lose clothes and tennis shoes for the Escrima sessions (please refer to the course outline below).  Ratan sticks will be provided. 
b.    No Escrima for Sisters but can watch the Brothers.


2.     The entire course (48 hours) will cost RM 700, of which RM 100 will go toward beverages and snacks. 

a.    The course fee (RM 700) is due by June 21st to the coordinators (Dr. Adi Setia (019-333-7991), Syed Hoque (014-925-8586) or Aliff bin Basri (014-863-2101)). 
b.    Workshop is limited to first 30 participants.  Spouse attends for free.


3.     Please provide the coordinators with your contact information - reminders will be sent out every Thursday evening via email, and on Friday via SMS.


4.     Beverages and snacks will be provided. Please bring your own plates, mugs and spoons (please do not bring disposable items).  Feel free to bring wholesome, homemade snacks to share with classmates.


5.     Please help us advertise the class (flyers with Syed), and make it worth Shaykh Hassan’s time by filling the class.


6.     Certificate of attendance will be given out at the end of the workshop.


7.     Evaluation forms will be provided at the end of the class that will help us to improve future workshops.


Instructor’s (Shaykh Hassan) Bio:

Shaykh Hassan Henning Pedersen from Denmark is a naturopathic doctor, permaculture designer and master of several martial arts systems with more than 25 years’ experience in sustainable living. During his time in Malaysia and Indonesia he have been engaged in teaching two courses on marriage and health in Islam hosted by ABIM, conducted a seminar on Islamic Medicine at Persatuan al-Hunafa as well as published two articles on Islamic Medicine in Malaysian Islamic magazines.  In Indonesia he taught a semester course on Islamic Medicine at the Medical Faculty of Brawijaya University and one semester course on medical English at the Politeknik Kesehatan (nursing college).

In addition he is working as a private consultant in permaculture design, naturopathic medicine and Islamic science with clients in both Malaysia and Indonesia.  His studies and work are based on traditional systems of learning and not from the university circles of the modern academia. He trained with Abdulay Bah, a traditional Islamic Hakim (doctor in traditional Unani medicine) from 1993 to 1998 in West Africa followed by apprenticeships and assisting some western practitioners in Homeopathy (classical Homeopathy), Chinese medicine and western herbology.  As a martial arts expert he has also taught several systems of martial arts such as Shorin Ryu Karate, Aikido,
Aiki-Jujutsu, Iai-Jutsu, Jo Jutsu, Escrima and Kung Fu.  His bionote is also accessible at:
http://organichealthinst.wordpress.com/teachers/.

As someone passionately imbued with the Ghazalian ethos on the integrative relation between knowing and doing (‘ilm wa ‘amal), he says, “I guess I am a bit Ghazalian in my philosophical outlook, in that I believe knowledge is only valued by its application in real life rather than merely theorized in academic papers.”  In nutshell, he is very much into Vision in Action.


Course Outline

Week 1 (Saturday, Jun 26)

·       Permaculture: "Ethics and Principles" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·       Food & Herbal Medicine: "Basic Nutrition" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·       Escrima: "Mental Attitude in Self Defense" - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)


Week 1 (Sunday, Jun 27)

·       Permaculture: "Principles and Garden Ecology" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·       Food & Herbal Medicine: "Choosing Diet & Food Combining" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·       Escrima: "Body mechanics and Fight or Flight Instinct" - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)


Week 2 (Saturday, July 3)

·       Permaculture: "Trees and Forests" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·       Food & Herbal Medicine: "Signs, Symptoms and Root Causes 1" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·       Escrima: "Controlling Distance and Footwork” - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)


Week 2 (Sunday, July 4)

·       Permaculture: "Site Analysis and Design Development" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·       Food & Herbal Medicine: "Signs, Symptoms and Root Causes 2" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·       Escrima: "Angles of Attack" - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)

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Week 3 (Saturday, July 10)

·         Permaculture: "Starting a Garden" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·         Food & Herbal Medicine: "Common Ailments and Food Medicine 1" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·         Escrima: "More Angles of Attack" - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)


Week 3 (Sunday, July 11)

·         Permaculture: "Patterns" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·         Food & Herbal Medicine: "Common Ailments and Food Medicine 2" - (Lecture 45min +15min Q&A)

·         Escrima: "Single Stick Blocks and Counters 1" - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)

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Week 4 (Saturday, July 17)

·         Permaculture: "Soil Ecology" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·         Food & Herbal Medicine: "Herbal Remedies 1" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·         Escrima: "Single Stick Blocks and Counters 2" - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)





Week 4 (Sunday, July 18)

·         Permaculture: "Composting & Vermicomposting" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·         Food & Herbal Medicine: "Herbal Remedies 2" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·         Escrima: "Stick Disarming Techniques 1" - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)

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Week 5 (Saturday, July 24)

·         Permaculture: "Water Overview & Water Catchment" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·         Food & Herbal Medicine: "Emergency Management 1" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·         Escrima: "Stick Disarming Techniques 2" - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)


Week 5 (Sunday, July 25)

·         Permaculture: "Biological Economics" - 90 minutes (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q)

·         Food & Herbal Medicine: "Emergency Management 2" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·         Escrima: "Blocks and Locks" - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)

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Week 6 (Saturday, July 31)

·         Permaculture: "Sustainable Residential Design & Alternative Building" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·         Food & Herbal Medicine: "Where do we go from here?" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·         Escrima: "Empty Hand Disarming" – (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)


Week 6 (Sunday, Aug 1)

·         Permaculture: "Alternative Energy" - (Lecture 60 min. + 30 min. Q&A)

·         Food & Herbal Medicine: "Revision" - (Lecture 45 min. +15 min. Q&A)

·         Escrima: "Disarming against Knife” - (30 min. theory + 60 min. practice)


Rabu, 9 Jun 2010

Islam & Secularism: A Reading and Discussion Course





A discussion on the book widely regarded as one of the great books in the Muslim world by one of the most creative and original Muslim thinker in the contemporary Muslim world. The author deals with fundamental problems faced by contemporary Muslims and provides real solutions.


The discussion will elucidate many key terms and concepts in each chapter of the book beginning with al-Atttas's analysis of `The Contemporary Western Christian Background' (Chapter I), followed by his analysis of the concepts of `secular', `secularization', and `secularism' (Chapter II), the portentous set of ideas that have changed the world. Chapter IV of the book entitled `Islam:

The Concept of Religion and the Foundation of Ethics and Morality' is where he analyses the meaning of Islam as derived from selected verses of the Quran. He contends that the contemporary Muslim `dilemma' can be alleviated with his proposal for "dewesternization of knowledge" or, the "islamization of contemporary knowledge", an original concept conceived and elucidated by him but has since been adulterated as `Islamization of Knowledge'.

An appendix entitled, `On Islamization: The Case of the Malay-Indonesian Archipelago' brings the book to a close. This book has been translated into most of the major languages of the Muslim world, such as Turkish, Arabic, Urdu, Indonesian, Bosnian, and Persian, the main ideas of which were originally contained in his Malay book Risalah untuk Kaum Muslimin.

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1) The discussion will be held on weekly basis, on every Friday night, 8-11pm.

Date/day   :
11hb Jun 2010 / Friday
Time   :
8.00 ptg - 10.30 ptg
Venue:
Shafi'e Conference Room, IRKH Building, IIUM, Gombak


2) This event is organized by Himpunan Keilmuan Muda (HAKIM) and Curiosity Institute (CI).



3) The speaker is Assoc. Prof. Dr Muhammad Zainiy Uthman. He completed his Ph.D under the supervision of Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib al–Attas in 1997 and worked at ISTAC from 1991 – 2002.






ASSOC. PROF. DR. MUHAMAD ZAINI OTHMAN

Academic Qualifications:

â—     B.A    -     Physics-Astronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1986)
â—     M.A    -     Islamic Thought, University of Chicago (1990)
â—     Ph. D  -    Islamic Thought,  ISTAC (1997)



Areas of Specialization & Interest:

â—     Tasawwuf, Philosophy and Theology
â—     Malay manuscripts and Rare Books.
â—     Special high level academic library curator