the third instalment on
The covenants fulfilled
The Honourable Tan Sri Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas

15th February 2024 |
5th Sha'aban 1445H


8.00pm - 11.00pm


Formal/ Batik/ Malay Traditional

Program Details


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, on the 21st of October 2024, at Dewan Tunku Canselor, Universiti Malaya, The Honourable Tan Sri Prof. Al-Attas gave an Extempore Speech as a continuation of the previous lecture to further explain the contents of the book.

In this upcoming lecture, The Honourable Tan Sri Prof. Al-Attas will continue his discourse on the idea of millah in relation of dīn in Islam, how the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. fulfils the covenant, as well as his role as the Law Giver.

Program Schedule

8.00 pm
Arrival of Guests
8.20 pM
Arrival of VIPs and Tan Sri Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas
8.30 PM
Recitation of Do'a & Welcoming Remarks
8.45 PM
Special Lecture by Tan Sri Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas
11.00 pm
Adjourn & Refreshments

Program Registration & Purchase

admission tickets, online live access, post event recording access

Admission Tickets

All tickets includes admissions and light refreshments.  

Single Seat

Front Section Seat
RM 85.00

Free seating at the Front Section.

Center Section Seat
RM 70.00

Free Seating at the Centre Section.

Balcony Section Seat
RM 50.00

Free seating at the Balcony Section.

Couple's Tickets

Front Section Seats
RM 150.00

2 x Free seating at the Front Section.

Center Section Seats
RM 125.00

2 x Free Seating at the Centre Section.

Balcony Section Seats
RM 90.00

2 x Free seating at the Balcony Section.

Group Tickets

Front Section Seats

4 x Free Seatings at the Front Section

Center Section Seats
RM 210.00

4 x Free Seating at the Centre Section

Balcony Section Seats
RM 150.00

4 x Free Seating at the Balcony Section.

Less than 100 Seats left!


  • RM2.00 booking fee is auto-charged for every seat.

Live Streaming Online Access (via Zoom)

Post Event Recording Access (via Zoom)

You may purchase the access to the event recording BEFORE and AFTER the event.

Post Event Recording Access - RM 50.00
Post Event Recording Access with purchase of any admission tickets - RM 30.00

You may purchase the access to the event recording BEFORE and AFTER the event. The post event recording access includes:

  • Post event recording access (valid for 60 days). Link will be provided 24 hours after the event.

About Tan Sri Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas

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.

"A genius."

Fazlur Rahman Malik

Former Advisor to the President of Pakistan and Professor of University of Chicago

"One of the greatest Muslim scholars of the 20th century."

Dr. Mustafa Ceric

Former Grand Mufti of Bosnia

"Your wisdom has guided us in Iran."

Muhammad Khatami

Former President of Iran

"Mufakkir Kabir (A great thinker)"

Shaykh Ahmad El-Tayyib

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and former President of Al-Azhar University

"The most important Muslim intellectual our community has produced in a very long time."

Dr. Hamza Yusuf

President of Zaytuna College, USA

"A real reformer in contemporary Islamic thought."

Professor Dr. Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud

Malaysian scholar and educationist

Tax Exemption Contribution for RZS CASIS

We are seeking your kind financial contribution for the upcoming Extempore Speech by the Honorable Tan Sri Prof. Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, organized by the Raja Zarith Sofiah Centre for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science, and Civilization (RZS CASIS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Ta’dib International Foundation (TIF).

The RZS CASIS Endowment Fund is dedicated to supporting RZS CASIS as a center of excellence that provides rigorous and intellectually challenging postgraduate programs. Our strategic initiative aims to revive the Islamic civilization in its full glory by nurturing a profound understanding of Islam and other historic civilizations alongside contemporary knowledge.

Your financial contribution will not only help us to cover the cost associated with organizing this event but will also demonstrate your commitment to supporting RZS CASIS in its mission to inculcate authentic Islamic knowledge and foster understanding of other civilizations and the contemporary world.

It's important to note that financial contribution to the RZS CASIS Endowment Fund is entitled to a tax exemption receipt, as outlined in the following guideline:

  • Any contribution, whether cash or cheque(s), should specify "Contribution for Extempore Speech/RZSCASIS" or similar indications pointing to RZSCASIS usage. All contributions are tax-deductible (Ref. JHDN. 01/35/42/51/179-6.1840. Government Gazette 1379(25/4/74)).
  • To make a cash contribution, please deposit the amount into: Bank Islam (account no. 14032010035630).
  • For contribution by cheque, please make them payable to: Bendahari Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Please kindly send the transaction slip/receipt to:e-mail: or via WhatsApp: +6019-306 8241.

We are seeking sponsorship for the following items related to the event:

  • Students' Fees
  • Technical audio and video equipment
  • Live Streaming Equipment
  • Hosting of similar future events
  • Other related educational activities

Your generous support will make a meaningful difference towards the success of this event and the continued work of RZS CASIS.

Thank you for considering our request. We are looking forward to the possibility of partnering with you for this event.

For more information regarding the endowment fund, please visit here.

Purchasing the book - Islām: The Covenants Fulfilled

Frequently Asked Questions

I do not have a bank card, or, my bank card issued from the country I am making payment from is not accepted, is there another way to make payment?

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 or (Indonesia).

Name:  The Trustees of Ta'dib International Foundation 
Bank: CIMB Islamic Bank BerhadAccount
Number: 86-0282859-7Swift

Upon payment, please reply to the e-ticket e-mail that you have received and attach the proof of payment. Thank you.

What if I did not make payment within the 3 days?

Your ticket order will be marked void and you will need to make another order to reserve your seat.

I have a problem accessing the registration link.

Please email us at and print screen any necessary details that is impeding you from accessing the registration link.

Can I register on behalf of another person or group?

Yes, you can register with your email (or theirs if any). The tickets (QR code) will be sent to the email and it is to be presented for admission.

I have not received any email confirmation of my registration. What should I do?

Please check your spam folder, just in case. Also, if you have registered for someone else using their email address, the confirmation email will go to them directly.

If you have not receive you confirmation, please email us at

Can I switch my ticket from onsite to online (or vice versa)?

Please email us at immediately.

I have made payment, but did not manage to complete my registration. What should I do?

Please email us at with the payment details as soon as possible for us to rectify the issue.

Can I walk-in?

Ideally, to ensure a smooth process, buying a ticket beforehand is much more advisable. However, if you are not able to reserve online, we will not reject any walk-ins depending subject to seat availability. 


What are your ticket and registration policies?

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).

What happens if something comes up and I cannot attend at the last minute? Can I give my confirmed seat to someone else?

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.


What are your admission policies?
  • Only those who have registered in their names, and received the confirmation email will be admitted. Please show your confirmation email with the Ticket Bar Code at check-in for verification. 
  • For those of you who received an e-card invite, just show your card with your name on it at the counter to get your access.
  • If tickets are sold out, there will be no walk-in purchases available.
What is the admissions process for group tickets on the day?

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

Are walk-in ticket purchases allowed?

Walk-in ticket purchases are allowed depending on availability.

Can I bring my infant or child? 

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.

Arrival - What time should we enter the hall?

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 (8.30pm).

Are food & beverages allowed inside the hall?



What is the dress code?

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.

Am I allowed to make any recordings of the event?

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.

Will I be able to get the author’s signature at the event?

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.

General Guide

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.

What should we prepare for the lecture?

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.

Where can I find the event Itinerary?

Please visit for the event itinerary.

Will there be any notes given?

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.

Will there be any Q&A session?

If given time, and depending on the Professor’s willingness, we will open the Q&A session at the end of the lecture.

How long will the entire event be?

The lecture session will officially begin at 8.30pm to 11.00pm.

Will there be any recording?

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 the form of an access to the online recordings for a certain period of time (valid for 60 days from the event day)

Will food or refreshments be served?

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  sold during the event. However, if you came early and have yet to have your dinner, there are only two cafes open after 7pm. You may refehere

Will the book Islām: The Covenants Fulfilled by Prof al-Attas be available for sale at the event?

Yes! You may purchase Prof. Al-Attas's Islām: Covenants Fulfilled during the event day.

Where will the event be held?

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.

How do I get to the DTC, UM?

The hall is located at the heart of the University. If you are driving, you may also park at other buildings  for an alternative parking option. If you are using the LRT or Public transport, please use the apps to check the schedule of the free bus shuttle from University LRT station. 

I am a wheelchair user (or have other physical/medical conditions), and I would like to request a special seat or assistance.

Please contact us for assistance. There will be plenty of wheelchair access available from the front entrance to the hall (ground level only)

Where can I do my Maghrib prayers?

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.

Where can I go for dinner outside the University?

The nearest mall to the university is the KL Gateway Mall 

Still have questions?

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September 25, 2023

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.

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.

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