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Earth in Crisis: A Solution Rooted in Faith

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Sat, 7 May 2016, 8pm - 10pm | English
MAX ATRIA, Singapore Expo
Muslim Converts' Association of Singapore
Prof Hashim Kamali, Shaykh Alaeddin Al-Bakri

Fees: FREE

The world is facing a serious environmental crisis in an unprecedented proportion. A wide range of environmental problems has emerged; global warming, air pollution, destruction of ozone layer, vast quantities of toxic waste being dumped, deforestation and many more.

It is imperative that we, as the guardian of this earth, should play a major role in saving our Mother Earth. Even small efforts such as changing our lifestyle in order to reduce carbon foot print and encouraging others to do the same will make a huge impact to the environment.

What do the various faiths say about protecting the environment? The holy Qur'an glorifies nature and wildlife as an earthly heaven, a mirror of the lush forests of the Paradise. Notable religious figures, like Pope John Paul and Dalai Lama emphasized on the rights of the environment and called upon people of faith to play a crucial role in saving our planet.

In this forum, our panellist will dwell on the environmental crisis and what Islam has to offer in terms of protecting our environment. This forum also aims to highlight how every individual can play their part to preserve the environment for the benefit of our future generations.


Shaykh Alaeddin Albakri

Shaykh Alaeddin Al Bakri began his study of Islam at a young age in North Africa and continued his education in the Islamic sciences in Jordan, learning from predominant scholars in the Muslim world. He has served the Muslim community in the United States in numerous capacities: serving as Imam at several Islamic centers and establishing full-time and weekend Islamic schools. He has also served as a founding board member of IMAN (Inner City Muslim Action Network) in Chicago, as a book editor for IQRA and also is an advisory board member in many Islamic organizations. Having been trained in both the Islamic sciences and secular education, Shaykh Alaeddin has the ability to appeal to various audiences on his main focus of helping Muslims develop a deep understanding of the self, life and faith. He currently serves as Khateeb at Saratoga Mosque.


Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is Founding CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies, Malaysia and a world renowned scholar in his field of specialisation. He studied law at Kabul University where he also served as Assistant Professor, and subsequently as Public Prosecutor with the Ministry of Justice.

He completed his L.L.M. in comparative law and Ph.D. in Islamic law at the University of London, 1972 and 1976 respectively. Following a period of employment with the BBC World Service, Dr Kamali served as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University in Montreal, and later as a Research Associate with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He was a Visiting Professor at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio where he served as a member of International Legal Education team in 1991. He was a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany, 2000-2001. He served as member of the Constitutional Review Commission of Afghanistan, May-September 2003, during which period he was appointed as member of its Executive Board and subsequently as its Interim Chairman. He is a Fellow of the International Institute of' Islamic Thought, and is currently on the International Advisory Board of 13 academic journals published in Malaysia, USA, Canada, Kuwait, India and Pakistan.

In May and June 2004 he served as consultant on constitutional reforms in the Maldives. He is currently a Shari'ah advisor with the Securities Commission of Malaysia. Professor Kamali has participated in over 200 national and international conferences, published 28 books and over 170 academic articles. He received the Isma'il al-Faruqi Award for Academic Excellence twice, in 1995 and 1997. He is a recipient of King Abdullah II bin Hussein International Award for the year 2010 in recognition of his intellectual and academic contributions towards serving Islam and Muslims. He is listed in leading Who's Who in the World.


MAX ATRIA, Singapore Expo

1 Expo Drive, #02-01, 486150


Muslim Converts' Association of Singapore


Prof Hashim Kamali, Shaykh Alaeddin Al-Bakri


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