We are happy to invite you to our 10th ILEM Istanbul Talks!
This time we have three guests from the Maqasid Institute: Jasser Auda, Basma Abdelgafar, and Ildus Rafikov. We will host Jasser Auda and Basma Abdelgafar as speakers, at ILEM Terrace Hall, and their talks will be moderated by Ildus Rafikov.
Understanding Artificial Intelligence through the lens of the Maqasid Methodology – Jasser Auda
This lecture will discuss an Islamic approach to researching Artificial Intelligence (AI) from two angles. The first is that AI attempts to mimic nature itself in various ways. The Islamic perception of nature, especially connectivity, community, and consciousness will be compared to current dominant theories. The second approach to the topic of AI is via questioning, from an Islamic perspective, AI’s objectives as technology, and its possible consequences on human well-being and the future of humanity.
Innovation in the Qur'an – Basma Abdelgafar
An important dimension of Allah’s sunnan as related to human beings is the capacity to innovate or to apply their ingenuity to raw materials and ideas, to fulfill their divinely mandated purpose, and to satisfy their needs. Humans can use this capacity in diverse ways that can either support collective flourishing or destruction. Quranic guidance is therefore indispensable for humanity to channel its knowledge and capabilities in divinely sanctioned ways. Join us in this lecture to explore such guidance and understand its implications for innovation in our lives today.
Professor Jasser Auda is a scholar of Islam. His latest contribution is a New Maqasid Methodology that aims to bring about a restructuring of Islamic scholarship around a complex network of the higher objectives/Maqasid of the Quran and Prophetic traditions. He is Al-Shatibi Chair for Maqasid Studies at the International Peace University in South Africa, a Founding and Board Member of the International Union for Muslim Scholars, an Executive Member of the Fiqh Council of North America, a Member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, and the Chairman of the Canadian Fiqh Council.
He has a Ph.D. in the philosophy of Islamic law from the University of Wales, UK, and a Ph.D. in systems analysis from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Early in his life, he memorized the Quran and undertook traditional studies at the Study Circles of Al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. He has held professorial positions at the universities of Waterloo, Ryerson, and Carleton in Canada, Alexandria University in Egypt, the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Qatar, the American University of Sharjah in UAE, and the University of Brunei Darussalam in Brunei. He continues to lecture on Islam and its law internationally and has written 25 books in Arabic and English, some of which have been translated into 25 languages.
Professor Basma Abdelgafar consults and provides training internationally on policy, governance, and Muslim affairs. Prof. Abdelgafar has worked in the Canadian federal government, academia, and the third sector. She has contributed to the development of graduate studies in public policy at the American University in Cairo, Qatar Foundation, and the International Peace College of South Africa. She was the founding head of the Public Policy in Islam Masters Program at the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University. She has a keen interest in research and teaching in public policy and governance in Islam as well as in Muslim history, thought, institutions and communities
She obtained her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Carleton University, Ottawa, in 2003. Her book publications include Public Policy Beyond Traditional Jurisprudence (London: IIIT), Thriving in a Plural World (Singapore: MUIS), M.A. Draz’s Morality in the Quran and the Greater Good of Humanity (Wales: Claritas), and The Illusive Trade-off (Toronto: University of Toronto Press).
Dr. Ildus Rafikov holds a Ph.D. from ISTAC/IIUM in Philosophy, Ethics, and Contemporary issues with a special interest in Islamic economics, banking, finance, history, and education. He also holds a master’s degree in Islamic banking and finance from the International Center for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Kuala Lumpur, and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from IIUM.
Dr. Ildus Rafikov has written and published several academic articles in indexed and non-indexed journals on economic methodology, speculation, scarcity, sustainability, financial crises, banking and finance, and reform in education from a historical and contemporary perspective. Having received a technical college education in his hometown of Ufa (Bashkortostan, Russia) before IIUM, he has an interest in automobiles, the auto industry, and related technologies. In addition, he likes learning languages and reading about health and wellness issues. He is presently residing in Istanbul, Turkey.
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*This event will be available in English.
Sizleri 10. ILEM Istanbul Talks programımıza davet etmekten mutluluk duyuyoruz!
Bu sefer Maqasid Enstitüsü'nden üç konuğumuz var: Jasser Auda, Basma Abdelgafar ve Ildus Rafikov. Jasser Auda ve Basma Abdelgafar konuşmacı olarak ağırlayacağız, moderatörlüklerini ise Ildus Rafikov yapacak.
Maqasid Metodolojisinin Perspektifinden Yapay Zekayı Anlamak – Jasser Auda
Birinci oturumda yapay zekâya yönelik İslami yaklaşım iki perspektiften değerlendirilecektir. Birincisi, yapay zekânın muhtelif şekillerde doğanın ta kendisini taklit etmeye çalışmasıdır. Burada İslami doğa algısı, özellikle bağlanırlık, toplum ve bilinç konuları mevcut hâkim teorilerle karşılaştırılacaktır. Yapay zekâ konusuna ikinci yaklaşım ise, İslami bir bakış açısıyla yapay zekânın teknoloji olarak hedeflerini ve insan refahı ve insanlığın geleceği üzerindeki olası sonuçlarını sorgulamaktır.
Kuran'da Yenilik – Basma Abdelgafar
Allah’ın sünnetinin insanlara yönelik önemli boyutu, yenilik üretme ve ilahi emirleri yerine getirmek ve ihtiyaçlarını karşılamak için ham fikirleri yaratıcı bir şekilde dönüştürmektir. İnsanlar bu yetilerini içtimai gelişmeye veya yıkıma götürebilecek şekillerde farklı farklı kullanabilirler. Bu yüzden Kur’an rehberliği, insanlığın bilgi ve yeteneklerini ilahi olarak onaylanmış yollarla kanalize etmesi için vazgeçilmezdir. Bu tür rehberliği keşfetmek ve bugün hayatımızdaki yenilikler üzerindeki etkilerini anlamak için bu programımızda bize katılın.
*Program dili İngilizcedir.
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