Within 100 days of Pakatan Rakyat's rule in Selangor state, it was reported by the media that Islam Hadhari (Civilisational Islam) was banned (Malay terminology used: haram) by the state government. A few days later after heated exchange of words, the "haram" terminology was changed to a milder "no longer promoting". A few other Pakatan Rakyat states later follow the footsteps of Selangor. What is so controversial about Islam Hadhari? Is there any substance in the "banning" of Islam Hadhari or was the "banning" a result of political sentiments?
Melayu UK is proud to organise an Intellectual Discourse on Islam Hadhari. This event will enable us to hear the version from the promoters of Islam Hadhari and also an occasion where participants can challenge the promoters or prove that Islam Hadhari is a deviant teaching.
This event is a platform for intellectual discussion and we hope at the end of the day we will have a clearer picture of Islam Hadhari e.g. is it an approach that we can apply globally especially in the UK, or is it a deviant form of Islam that has to be rejected.
It is important for us to attend the event as the intellectual discussion can differentiate us from those who pick up bits and pieces of information from YouTube or junk emails. To be good leaders, we have to equip ourselves with knowledge instead of just relying on rhetoric.
You can turn up at the event on the day. However we prefer you to pre-register as this will help us with in ensuring the smooth running of the event.