Recently, Ta’dib International Foundation, RZS-CASIS of UTM together with Raja Zarith Sofiah of Johor Foundation and in partnership with QSR Brands and the World Trade Centre (Kuala Lumpur) was honoured to have been given the opportunity to co-organise an inaugural lecture by The Honourable Tan Sri Professor Dr Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas in conjunction with the launching ceremony of his latest book, Islām: The Covenants Fulfilled. The event was held at Dewan Merdeka, World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur on the afternoon of 29th July 2023.
The event was very successful and received an extraordinary response as it was attended by 1400 people, consisting of Her Majesty Raja Zarith Sofiah, royal family, national leaders, top government management, UTM and Ta'dib International Foundation, scholars, professionals, domestic and foreign students.
In his lecture, Professor al-Attas expounded a couple of important points in his book, Islam: The Covenants Fulfilled. Initially, he explained the subtleties of understanding the relationship between the soul and the body of a human being. He then elucidated the historical progression of revealed religion culminating in Islam.
While the lecture was relatively brief due to time constraint, it was full of insight and inspiration.
Following that, this Extempore Speech by YM Tan Sri Prof. al-Attas is a continuation of the previous lecture to further explain the contents of the book.
All tickets includes admissions and light refreshments throughout the event.
Free seating at first 10 rows from the stage on the ground floor. Inclusive of:
Free seating at last 10 rows from the stage on the ground floor. Inclusive of:
Free seating at the floor circling the hall. Inclusive of:
Free seating at first 10 rows from the stage on the ground floor.
Free seating at last 10 rows from the stage on the ground floor.
Free seating at the floor circling the hall.
4 x Free Seating at first 10 rows from the stage on the ground floor
4 x Free Seating at last 10 rows from the stage on the ground floor.
If you could not make it to the special lecture physically, we have a live streaming online option for you to still benefit from the program. The live streaming online access includes:
You may purchase the access to the event recording BEFORE and AFTER the event. The post event recording access includes:
The program book (in PDF) contains the summary of the previous lecture given by The Professor at the book launch in July as well as several write ups related to the particular book.
You may opt to take the “Pay by Bank Transfer”, but please make payment within 3 days using your Order ID as a payment reference. If you are making payment from outside Malaysia, you may use www.transferwise.com or www.topremit.com (Indonesia).
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Yes, however, please email us this request as soon as possible, we cannot entertain if the request is not a conducive time for us to make the technical switch.
Ideally, to ensure a smooth process, buying a ticket beforehand is much more advisable. However, if due to certain circumstances and you are not able to reserve online, we will not reject any walk ins depending on seat availability.
All paid registrations are final and non-refundable AFTER the event. However, we will issue a refund or a voucher if it was due to unavoidable circumstances. You also have the option of giving your ticket to someone else. (See point below).
Yes, your e-ticket can be personally forwarded to another person to attend on your behalf. However, all email communications will still be sent to you as the original ticket holder.
For group booking, we will issue all the admissions stickers to one of the individuals in a group and you may distribute to your member of the group yourself
Walk-in ticket purchases are allowed depending on availability.
Children that require seatings without confirmed registrations will not be admitted, as seats are assigned per registration. No infants and toddlers allowed at the Front and Balcony seats. Please find a designated seat at the center near a door for easy exit. Any noise coming from infants and toddlers during the lecture will be asked to step outside immediately to calm them down. Please note that there will be no childcare service or mothers’ room provided for this event. However, there are plenty of big spaces outside of the hall should you bring a help to keep an eye on them.
Upon arrival, kindly proceed to the registration desk where our Committee will assist you with the check-in process. Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the start time of the event (9pm).
The event follows a semi-formal dress code. We recommend dressing in appropriate attire to maintain a respectful atmosphere. Other dignitaries and scholars will also be in attendance.
For the comfort and privacy of all participants, photography, audio, and video recording during the lecture are strictly prohibited, unless explicitly authorized by the event organizers. We request your kind cooperation in adhering to this policy.
We request that participants refrain from seeking the signature of Tan Sri Prof Al-Attas as there will not be any meet and greet session due to a past injury, the physical condition, and age of Prof. Al-Attas. Your kind understanding is appreciated.
We kindly request that decorum and good conduct is maintained at all times with everyone including the organising committee, volunteers, scholars, and dignitaries in attendance, and most importantly, the scholar we are honouring, Prof. Al-Attas.
The Organiser reserves the right to refuse entry or request to leave, any person who does not abide by the terms of entry or acts unreasonably, notwithstanding possessing an official entry pass, at the Organiser’s sole discretion.
If you have access to the book, do try to read it beforehand. Additionally, to prepare for the lecture by Prof. Al-Attas, the same requirements apply as in the Muslim tradition of learning: right intention, sincerity, patience, an open mind and heart, time spent in the company of right individuals to understand the subject, and so forth, as outlined by earlier Muslim scholars.
Do note that the organisers are involved in several programmes to facilitate anyone sincerely interested in learning about the writings of Prof al-Attas in a systematic manner. One such avenue is the WISE Summer School, a week-long intensive programme (in English) incorporating lectures, discussion sessions, site visits and more.
Please visit www.tadib.org/covenants for the event itinerary.
There will be no notes given at the event. We strongly suggest bringing a pen and notebook, or have a mobile device ready for your note-taking.
If given time, and depending on the Professor’s willingness, we will open the Q&A session at the end of the lecture.
The lecture session will officially begin at 9.00pm to 11.15pm.
A recording will be done by the organisers. You may pre-purchase the recordings for RM50. We are not selling you the raw file recordings, It will be in a form of an access to the online recordings for a certain period of time (3 months after event)
Light refreshments (high tea) will be served after the Special Lecture by Prof al-Attas. Please prepare/eat your dinner before you come to the lecture. Food and Drinks are prohibited in the lecture hall. There will also be coffee booths sold during the event. However, if you came early and have yet to have your dinner, there are only two cafes open after 7pm in the UM. You may refer to the link here.
Yes! You may purchase Prof. Al-Attas's Islām: Covenants Fulfilled during the event day.
The Special Lecture by SMN al-Attas on The Covenants Fulfilled will be held at Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC), Universiti Malaya (UM), in Kuala Lumpur.
Please contact us for assistance. There will be plenty of wheelchair access available from the front entrance to the hall (ground level only)
There is a prayer room (near the hall) and a mosque (inside the university) nearby for you to make your maghrib prayer before the session. Click here for the locations.
The nearest mall to the university is the KL Gateway Mall
As a global scholar Professor Al-Attas has lectured throughout the world and written more than thirty books and many articles on Islam in the fields of comparative philosophy, theology, metaphysics, religion, history, language, literature, epistemology, and education. The global influence of his ideas in contemporary times is indicated by the fact that some of his works written in English have been translated into more than fifteen major European and Asian languages.
At the age of 92, the esteemed scholar has completed yet another seminal book to the world of scholarship and for the attention of the global Muslim community.Originally written in long-hand, like all of his books, Professor Al-Attas has devoted the last several years of his life to addressing a pertinent issue confronting the learned among the Muslims worldwide.
Prof Al-Attas founded the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization Malaysia (ISTAC), a world-class learned institution, where he taught and collected the unique multilingual library comprising more than one hundred and forty thousand volumes of rare books and manuscripts. For his outstanding creative and effective contributions in the various fields of Islamic thought and civilization, as well as his contributions to contemporary thought on education and epistemology, he received many distinguished awards of recognition and acknowledgement from learned and scientific institutions and societies in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.
Fazlur Rahman Malik
Former Advisor to the President of Pakistan and Professor of University of Chicago
Dr. Mustafa Ceric
Former Grand Mufti of Bosnia
Former President of Iran
Shaykh Ahmad El-Tayyib
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and former President of Al-Azhar University
Dr. Hamza Yusuf
President of Zaytuna College, USA
Professor Dr. Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud
Malaysian scholar and educationist
Ta’dib International Foundation was honoured to have been given the opportunity to co-organise together with Raja Zarith Sofiah of Johor Foundation, RZS-CASIS of UTAM and in partnership with QSR Brands and the World Trade Centre (Kuala Lumpur)—an inaugural lecture by The Honourable Tan Sri Professor Dr Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas in conjunction with the launching ceremony of his latest book, Islam: The Covenants Fulfilled. The event was held at Dewan Merdeka, World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur on the afternoon of 29th July 2023.Read more