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Osman Bakar
The Philosophy of Osman bin Bakar PDF Print E-mail

Katherine Nielsen

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This article examines the philosophy that Osman bin Bakar has published in English.Beginning with his biography and theoretical groundings, and especially the influences that Greek, Chinese, Indian, and Islamic philosophers have had on his thought, the article then turns to Bakar’s philosophy of science, ‘ilm al-tawhid, how knowledge about the world should be classified, and especially evolutionary theory within Islamic philosophy. These developments in philosophical grounding provide Bakar with a platform to suggest how science can be used as a vehicle for inter-civilizational dialogue.

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Islamic Science in Contemporary Education: Defining Its Legitimate Place and Role PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Osman Bakar

Let me begin my address by congratulating ISTAC for having organized this international conference on the theme ‘Islamic science in contemporary education.’ In my view, this is a very important conference given the fact that the theme chosen for deliberation is itself a very significant one. Through my exposition of this theme, I hope I would be able to impress upon you how important it is to the whole Islamic world and the global Muslim ummah. I would even venture to say that the subject up for discussion is important to the present and future humanity as well.

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The Question of Methodology in Islamic Science PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Osman Bakar


In any attempt to revive the Islamic scientific tradition in the contemporary world, or to create a science of the natural world that is at once new and traditional,(1) one of the central questions that call for our special attention and that need to be thoroughly treated and resolved is the question of methodology. Why is this question of central importance to us? It is because, in reality, there are fundamental differences between the conception of methodology of science in Islam, or for that matter in every other traditional civilization, such as the Chinese or Indian civilization, and the conception of methodology in modern science.

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IAIS mahu jadi badan pemikir desak atasi isu PDF Print E-mail
 
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Bersama Timbalan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) Institut Antarabangsa Kajian Tinggi Islam Malaysia (IAIS), Prof Datuk Dr Osman Bakar

Oleh Hasliza Hassan

APAKAH matlamat utama penubuhan Institut Antarabangsa Kajian Tinggi Islam Malaysia (IAIS) dan bagaimana ia berbeza dengan institut penyelidikan lain?

IAIS ditubuhkan pada Oktober 2007 adalah ilham Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi tetapi dari segi falsafahnya, ia dikembangkan oleh Pengerusi IAIS yang juga bekas profesor di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) dan tokoh sarjana Islam pada peringkat antarabangsa, Prof Hashim Kamali. Sebagai sebuah badan pemikir bebas bertaraf antarabangsa, skop aktiviti IAIS tidak terbatas kepada Malaysia tetapi untuk umat Islam sejagat. Matlamat utama penubuhan IAIS adalah melakukan penyelidikan yang menumpukan kepada isu berkaitan polisi kerajaan, kesan polisi kepada kehidupan masyarakat dan negara keseluruhannya. Penyelidikan itu nanti membolehkan kita mengetahui reaksi masyarakat terutama reaksi negatif mereka terhadap polisi kerajaan sama ada ia berpunca daripada polisi itu sendiri atau masalahnya terletak pada peringkat pelaksanaan. Sebagai badan penyelidikan kita mampu memberi pandangan yang membina dan boleh dimanfaatkan oleh semua, bukan saja kerajaan malah pihak swasta dan badan bukan kerajaan (NGO) lain. Bagi menjayakan aktiviti penyelidikan nanti, IAIS akan bekerjasama dengan kerajaan, pihak swasta dan NGO yang berminat untuk memberi maklum balas kepada polisi kerajaan. Dulu kita menumpang di bangunan Institut Kajian Strategik dan Antarabangsa Malaysia (ISIS) dan kini sudah mempunyai bangunan di Jalan Elmu Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur. Bangunan ini dijangka dirasmikan oleh Perdana Menteri pada 9 Oktober ini.

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Mehdi Golshani, Issues in Islam and Science. PDF Print E-mail
by Osman Bakar

Mehdi Golshani, Issues in Islam and Science (Tehran: Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, 2004), pp 152, HB, ISBN 964 4226 207 7
 
The current slow output of writing on Islam and science does not seem to match the growing demand. Every new addition to the still relatively small corpus on the subject is thus greeted with much interest. Mehdi Golshani's latest book on religion and science, Issues in Islam and Science, is a compilation of articles that he has published in different international journals during the last five years. Though the content is not new, the author, a professor of physics at the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran decided to publish the articles in book form. This will certainly help his earlier writings to reach a wider audience in the English-speaking world beyond the regular readers of those journals. Hopefully the book would lead readers to a critical discussion of its content that would further enhance intellectual interest on the subject of Islam and science.
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