Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Presentation in progress
Alhamdulillah, all three of us have presented our papers today. It went on smoothly, attracting interesting discourses. One participant from University of York/Ryerson, Dr Michael Thorn, requested my power point. He wanted to use it to teach his students. He was attracted to my categorization of the poor and the rich, which is based on both the tangible and intangible factors, such as the richness in material wealth and the richness in soul. A participant from India wanted to know how do I measure these richness, providing the opportunity to me to explain about faith (iman) and desires (nafs). I explained the levels of both. My paper basically was on the construction of a new form of poverty management resulting from the inclusion of spirituality. I introduce a wordlview I termed as Divinistic Worldview which shapes this new form of poverty management.

Below are some of the pictures on today's discourses, the last day of the conference.

Dr Fadzila Azni presenting her paper
Dr Zahri presenting his paper
Discussion with Bulgarian Dilyana Mincheva, who is based at Trend University, Peterborough, Canada
With Dilyana Mincheva (right) and her husband (left)

Our mission is completed, Alhamdulillah. We will be leaving for Hong Kong tonight, InshaAllah, on our way home. It will take more than 13 hours fly to Hong Kong, an eight hour transit at the Hong Kong International Airport, and another nearly 4 hour fly to Penang.

Oh Allah, please bring us home safely.

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