We seek to promote advanced scholarship and learning for the advancement of knowledge in the field of studies relating to Islam, Science and Civilisation and their allied sciences under the ambit of the worldview of Islam in full cognisance of relevant developments in other civilisations, especially in the contemporary world, along with the educational philosophy and practice espoused by Tan Sri Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas.
SMN Al-Attas Chair is a distinguished chair established at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Raja Zarith Sofiah Centre for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science, and Civilization. The Chair is named in honor of Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, world-renowned Malay thinker in the contemporary world. The Chair is endowed by Yayasan Raja Zarith Sofiah Negeri Johor and conducts, inter alia, RZS CASIS Saturday Night Lecture Series, scholarly dialogues, and seminars.
The longest lecture series ever held in the Malay World. It has received tremendous support from all walks of life; its audience includes academics, diplomats, politicians, administrators, public servants, professionals, educators, activists and students alike, regardless of age. It began since the inception of ISTAC in the early 90s by its Founder-Director, Tan Sri Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, till 2002. Now CASIS is continuing the estafette.
Your assistance in the forms of dedicated zakat, wakaf, and sadaqah contributions will accelerate our institution to become an excellent centre of scholarship and learning with the highest quality of intellectual and academic faculty, and an excellent library.
Since the concept of ‘faculty’ (quwwah) refers to a living being in whom the attribute of ‘knowledge’ subsists, and this knowledge is the governing principle of his thought and action, the university must have been conceived in emulation of the general structure, in form, function and purpose of man. It was meant to be a microcosmic representation of man –indeed, of the Universal Man (al-Insān al-Kullī).Tan Sri Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas
Nilai mementingkan ilmu sebagai kebaikan utama, sumber segala kebaikan (yakni jika disertakan dengan kehendak gigih dan niat ikhlas) telah melahirkan sikap memberatkan pendidikan sebagai kaedah utama. Bagi diri dan masyarakat berbudaya ilmu, tujuan utama pendidikan bukanlah untuk mendapatkan pekerjaan bergaji lumayan atau melahirkan tenaga kerja cekap tetapi untuk menanam sikap memuliakan ilmu, menuntutnya dan terus menghayatinya seumur hidup.Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
CASIS offers two research programmes: Master of Philosophy in Islamic Civilisation, and Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Civilisation. Both programmes are research-based, which means students are required to produce a thesis reflecting an academic work worthy of such degrees.
The Master and Doctoral Program offered by CASIS are a Research only by definition. But to ensure our students to follow and understand the philosophy of education promoted by CASIS, we provide pre-requisite coursework throughout the study. Students are required to take some courses with the HW (check the list of courses) status with the intention to complete and strengthen some fundamental understandings in order to ensure success in their research.
Professor Dr. Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
Founder and Former Director
Professor Dr. Muhammad Zainiy Uthman
Former Director and Lecturer
Associate Professor Dr. Khalif Muammar A. Harris
Current Director and Lecturer
Professor Dr. Tatiana Denisova
Associate Professor Dr. Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah
Dr. Suleiman Mohammed Hussein Boayo
Associate Professor Dr. Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad
Dr. H.A. Hellyer
"On Meanings and Definition" Summary SATURDAY NIGHT LECTURE WITH TAN SRI. PROF. DR. SYED MUHAMMAD NAQUIB AL-ATTAS, 5TH APRIL 2014 By Khalina Khalini Tan Sri Prof. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas was generous indeed to quench the thirst of the seekers of knowledge who...read more