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Ustaz Dr Abdul Halim Abdul Karim

Ustaz Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Karim is the first ever to be conferred a PhD in Islamic Governance. It is the first doctorate program of its kind in the specific field of Islamic Governance offered at the Institute of Policy Studies, University Brunei Darussalam. His PhD dissertation is entitled The Knowledge-Based Economy in an Islamic System of Governance: The Khald?nian Perspective. This dissertation is a comprehensive study into the intricacies of governance of the nation-state and how, in employing Islamic Principles and the Maq?sid al-Shar?'ah (Principled Objectives of Islamic Law) a state could manage its Economy in light of the Knowledge-Based Economy and the Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0). This research is a multi-disciplinary study involving the disciplines of Governance, Western (Keynesian) and Islamic Philosophy of Economics, Epistemology, Civilisational Studies and Policy Studies.

Ustaz Dr Abdul Halim has a very multidisciplinary background that encapsulates the Hard Sciences, the Commerce as well as the Arts/Humanities and Social Sciences. His deep understanding of Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Worldview and contemporary issues including Knowledge Management is based on years of training in the area of Comparative Philosophy, Epistemology and Islamic Thought. He holds a B.A. (Hons – 2nd Upper) in Philosophy from the National University of Singapore (NUS) majoring also in the English Language. His honours thesis entitled, Averroes: On Reason and Revelation is the first thesis on a Muslim philosopher done at NUS where he went on to obtain an M.A in Comparative Philosophy. His Master's thesis is a comparative analysis of Islamic and Chinese Theories of Knowledge, Ethics, Ontologies and Mysticism focusing on Ibn Arabi and Chuang Tzu. Entitled, Sufism and Taoism: The Absolute and Its Attainment, it is the first dissertation done at NUS which compares Islamic thought with the Chinese religio-philosophical tradition. He also holds an LCCI (Accounting), a Diploma in Computer Science and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. He is also a Certified Knowledge Manager. He has presented in numerous workshops and international conferences and written numerous articles and papers in English and Malay in various publications including the local Malay daily. His writings cover wide-ranging subjects such as China-Taiwan relations, Education, Islamic Economics, Critical Thinking, Linguistics, Globalisation, Civilisational Dialogue, Ibn Khald?n, Knowledge Management, Bio-Ethics and Learning Objects. He has also taught subjects such as Islamic Worldview, History of Islam, Islamic Civilisation, Philosophy of Islamic Economics, Islamic Thought, Islamic Psychology and Islamic Philosophy of Education at several institutes of learning including a Madrasah established by the Singapore Islamic Scholars Association (PERGAS) where he was appointed by the then president of PERGAS, the late al-Fadhil Al-Ustaz Abu Bakar Hashim, as Tenaga pengajar.

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