Thursday, December 15, 2011


The Seminar in progress
Now at KLIA Golden Lounge, waiting to board the 1910 flight to Penang, after becoming a panel at Waqf: Redefining Growth and Prosperity Seminar at Central Bank of Malaysia. The other panels were Tan Sri Muhammad Ali Hashim (former JCorp CEO) and Professor Dr Murat Cizakca of INCEIF.

The Seminar, organised by Iqra Foundation and INCEIF, was a high profile seminar, moderated by former Terengganu Chief Minister Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh and participated by Malaysian reknown figures such as former Malaysian Police Chief Tun Mohamad Hanif Omar, Tan Sri Datuk Dr Kamal Salih, Prof Datuk Osman Bakar, Datuk Mohd Ghazali Mohd Noor, CEOs of Malaysian banks, etc.

The title of my talk at the Seminar was Redefining Growth and Prosperity for Waqf Development. I stressed the need to redefine growth and prosperity by dismantling them from neo-european-centric perspective, and building up a framework for waqf development for an Islamically-defined prosperity from within Islamic philosophical and epistemological underpinnings.

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