PUBLIC LECTURE: AN ISLAMIC VIEW ON THE ARAB UPRISING
SPEAKER: SHAYKH IMRAN NAZAR HOSEIN
Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein is a leading International Islamic Philosopher, scholar and author. Specialising in world politics, economy, modern socio-economic/political issues and expert on international affairs. He is the author of the best-selling, Jerusalem in the Qur'an - An Islamic View of the Destiny of Jerusalem.
DATE : 15th APRIL 2011 (FRIDAY)
TIME : 08.00 PM
VENUE : MAIN AUDITORIUM, AKADEMI PENGAJIAN ISLAM, UNIVERSITI of MALAYA
PARTICIPATION : FREE AND OPEN TO PUBLIC
Shaykh Imran Nazar Hosein was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 to parents whose ancestors had migrated from India as indentured labourers. He studied Islam, philosophy and international relations at several universities and institutions of higher learning. Among them are Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, the University of Karachi in Pakistan, the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Graduate Institute mof International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.
He worked for several years as a Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. He lived in New York for ten years during which time he served as the Director of Islamic Studies for the Joint Committee of Muslim Organizations of Greater New York. He lectured on Islam in several American and Canadian universities, colleges, churches, synagogues, prisons, community halls, etc. He also participated in many inter-faith dialogues with Christian and Jewish scholars while representing Islam in USA.
He is a former Principal of the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, Director of Research of the World Muslim Congress in Karachi, Pakistan, Director of the Islamic Institute for Education and Research in Miami, Florida, and Director of D'awah for Tanzeem-e-Islami of North America.
He has written more than a dozen books on Islam that have invariably been received with public respect. Among his books are 'The Gold Dinar and Silver Dirham - Islam and Future of Money', 'Dreams in Islam - A Window to Truth and to the Heart, 'A Muslim response to the Attack on America', 'Jerusalem in the Quran', 'The Religion of Abraham and the State of Israel - A View from the Qur'an', 'One Ameer, One Jamaat - The Organization of a Muslim Community in the Age of Fitan', 'Islam and Buddhism in the Modern World', 'The Prohibition of Riba in the Qur'an and Sunnah', 'The Importance of the Prohibition of Riba in Islam', 'The Strategic Importance of the Fast of Ramadan and Isra & Mi'raj', 'The Qur'anic Method of Curing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction', 'George Bernard Shaw and the Islamic Scholar', 'Surah al-Kahf: Text, Translation and Modern Commentary', 'Surah al-Kahf and the Modern Age', 'Signs of the Last Day in the Modern Age', 'The Islamic Travelogue' and 'An Islamic View of Gog and Magog in the Modern Age'.