4TH INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITIES CONFERENCE 2021

UMMA UNIVERSITY   IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC ITHOUGHT (IIIT)

 

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

4TH INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITIES CONFERENCE    2021

 

15-18th DECEMBER 2021

 

  1. INTRODUCTION

 

Umma University in partnership with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is accepting papers for its two - day 4th International Islamic Universities Conference for 2021 scheduled from October 27-29th 2021 at the UU Main Campus – Kajiado, Kenya. The conference theme is “Integration of Knowledge (IOK): The Way Forward” with objective of enhancing capacity of integration of knowledge in African Islamic universities.

 

Nations and civilizations are built on holistic, complete and solid knowledge that is deeply rooted in religious thoughts, believe systems and practices for the purpose of achieving sustainable development in our societies. Today, humanity is faced with deficiency in knowledge, thought and worldviews. Such gaps have resulted to discrimination, racism, hate, immorality, corruption, radicalization, terrorism and poor societal leadership. On the contrary, knowledge and faith for personality development has seldom been given an academic-religious thought. The world is experiencing a general outcry regarding knowledge for transforming behavior in relation to society and in-service to humanity. Of recent, there has been an awakening among Muslim scholars to the realities that there is need to integrate knowledge with faith and religious practices so that the desired higher education and social reforms can be achieved. Islam has always remained ahead of humanity for promoting knowledge for this world and hereafter.

This awakening is important for all stakeholders to galvanize efforts geared towards bridging the generational socio-cultural relation and knowledge gap. The trend among scholars, since early 1990s, global Muslim scholars have been making efforts to encourage integration of knowledge to foster political, economic and social development as the western model of education has fallen short in Africa to address challenge of poverty, hunger, diseases and conflicts. Since Islam is a complete and perfect holistic system that fully impacts an individual’s life, Muslim scholars, community leaders and scholars ought to equally embrace the notion of holistic knowledge for societal development and how it is fostered and nurtured through the institution of higher education.

This 4th International Islamic Universities Conference 2021 shall focus on integrating of knowledge as a strategy for driving reforms in Muslims Higher Education Institutions in Africa. It aims to stimulate, document, and promote academic- religious discourses in Islamic social sciences, and applied sciences through dialogue, capacity building, and developing strategies that will engage the Muslim communities in Africa to assume their original responsibility of fostering and nurturing personality development and leadership. The conference will offer a platform for Muslim academics and community leaders to present papers; promote scholarly development and recommend a new paradigm shift in the methodological approach of higher education delivery in Islamic universities in Africa in the light of sustainable development goals.

The This 4th International Islamic Universities Conference 2021 is jointly organized by the School of Islamic Sharia and Islamic Studies and School of Education and Social Sciences of Umma University.

 

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