The Worldview of Islam Series (W.I.S.E.) is a 6 months intellectual discourse program, organized by Himpunan Keilmuan Muslim (HAKIM)* and Curiosity Institute (CI), that will stand as an introductory course…
The Worldview of Islam Series (W.I.S.E.) is a 6 months intellectual discourse program, organized by Himpunan Keilmuan Muslim (HAKIM)* and Curiosity Institute (CI), that will stand as an introductory course for understanding The World View of Islam. It is a continuation of the currently on going reading & discussion on Prof Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas idea of Ru'yatul Islam lil Wujud.
The W.I.S.E. program consists of 12 modules was divided into 2 semesters, covering variations of topics on the theme concerning the World View of Islam will be delivered by several respected scholars, some of whom being Professor al-Attas’s foremost students. The classes will be scheduled on every Saturday from 9am till 1pm which will be conducted in dual languages (English and Malay).
*Himpunan Keilmuan Muslim (HAKIM) is an organization formed with a great mission and vision to inculcate the true culture of knowledge in the Muslim society. This is in line with the Islamic intellectual tradition that regards knowledge as a great virtue reflected in the term hikmah. Hikmah (wisdom) springs from the faculty of reason (‘aql) which defines and distinguishes human being from the rest of God’s creation. Hikmah is also one of the cardinal virtues (ummahat al-Fadha’il) as deliberated by the many Muslim sages. There is a famous Arabic saying that "wisdom issues from the niche of prophecy" (yanba`u'l-hikmah min mishkat al-nubuwwah). This is in line with the affirmation of the Qur’an that the Prophets, apart from being given a Book, were also endowed by God great wisdom (al-kitab wa al-hikmah).