This paper seeks the approval from the Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia to jointly organize the 3rd Conference of the Association of Muslim Psychologists with the International Association of Muslim Psychologists (IAOMS), from 6 to 8 December 2011, at IIUM, Kuala Lumpur Campus.
The conference’s primary objective is tobring together a number of psychologists, medical doctors and social scientists to enhance discussion and intellectual discourse on Islamization and Indigenization of Psychological Knowledge. It also aims to renew ties with old acquaintances, establish new contacts and strengthen networking across the institutions of higher education in the Muslim world and beyond.
The conference organizers hope that the conference theme will boost the ongoing discussions and debates on Islamization of Human knowledge, and open a new avenue for further discussion on Islamization and indigenization of psychological knowledge.
- To Islamize and indigenize and better adapt Psychological knowledge, to suit Muslim cultural and social environment.
- To enhance awareness, among Muslim psychology scholars and students, of the need to nurture psychological scholarship and practice within the Islamic tenets.
- To establish better network, and unite the efforts of Muslim psychologists in order to provide solutions to individual and societal problems and challenges in the contemporary world.
- To broaden the base of moderation (Wasatiya) through authentication and Islamization of psychological scholarship.
- To engage (Muslim Psychology scholars) in dialogues within a wider international psychological scholarship environment.
The conference theme is Islamization and Indigenization of Psychological Knowledge with special reference to the following sub-themes:
1. Muslim psychologists in the age of globalization.
2. Psychology curricular in the universities of the Muslim world.
3. Vision and mission of the International Association of Muslim psychologists
4. Role of psychology in the maintenance of peace and security in the Muslim world
5. Islamization and indegnization of psychology: challenges and prospects.
6. Institutions of psychological scholarship in the Muslim world.
7. Contributions of Muslim psychologists to the advancement of humanity.