International Seminar on Islam and Green Technology 2017
Date: 20 November 2017 (Monday)
Venue: IAIS Malaysia, Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Organiser: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.
Islam is a faith system, which is more disposed toward environmental stewardship than other faiths, and therefore should undoubtedly be regarded as the ‘green’ religion. The Qur’an and Prophetic traditions put a marked emphasis on the accountability and responsibility of human toward maintaining God’s balanced creation. Both Islamic sources urge humanity to treat nature with compassion and accountability, refraining themselves from any kind of detrimental treatment of the environment for their own benefit.
As far as environmental protection is concern, it is unfortunate however to note that modern Muslim nations across the globe are putting economic progress as the sole aim of their development programme, at the expense of environmental sustainability. This is evident as the latest Pollution Index 2017, Muslim countries like Afghanistan, Egypt, and Bangladesh score among the highest pollution rate in the world. It shows that the ideal aspect of Islamic teaching on environmental protection and its real practice in the Muslim’s countries is definitely in a daunting dissonance. Therefore, prompt measure need to be identified and executed to ensure that Muslim societies will manage to improve their relationship with the nature, hence will contribute to the betterment of the planet for the benefit of the future generation. One of the possible actions to that pursuit is to adopt and utilise green technology in their daily lifestyle.
Green technology epitomises the application of environment science in the pursuit of conserving the natural environment. It is an initiative compromises various kind of methodologies and material enhancement ranging from generating alternative energy to non-toxic cleaning products. In principle, green technology is in conformity with Islamic principles such as striving for perfection, seeking reward in life and afterlife, as well as exerting effort without excess. Given that, Muslims need to explore their rich intellectual and cultural tradition to identify principles, methodologies, and techniques that are relevant to enhance the implementation of green technology in their own community.
- To identify Islamic concepts and principles that are in support of green science and technology.
- To elaborate the potential contribution of the Islamic civilisation to the enhancement of green technology and its implementation in society.
- To analyse and evaluate initiatives taken by government agencies, corporate sectors, and civil societies in promoting green technology in Muslim countries.
- To highlight new innovations and technologies invented by Muslim scientists and researchers within the scope of green technology
Scope of papers/ presentations
Papers are welcomed in any field of research relevant to the subject of Islam and green technology that may include, but not limited to the following:
- Islamic Concept of Green Technology
- Renewable Energy from Islamic Perspective
- Discovering Potentials of Herbs for Health and Wealth
- Green Energy
- Complementary Medicine
- Green Economy, Financing & Philanthropy
- Islamic Green Lifestyle
- Islam & Permaculture
- Green Innovation
- Community Engagement
- Green Activism
- Green Management
- Protection of Animal & Wildlife
- Green Food Supply
- The fee will cover the seminar package (proceedings, meals) only. Participants cover their own travelling and accommodation expenses.
Programme (last updated 20 NOV 2017 8:30am)
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- Keynote4_K. Kalithasan
- Session2_Speaker1_Asmawati Muhamad