ABOUT ICONQUHAS 2018
Qur’an and Hadith as the primary religious texts in Islam attracted various scholarly studies all over the world. New insights and various ways of reading into these sources to discover meanings are unavoidable. Many interpretations of the Qur’an emerged from various perspectives from time to time and in different contexts.
Increasing attentions in a global context on Qur’an and Hadith studies are related to many challenges and debates in understanding these two sources. The Qur’anic teaching specifically accommodate ideas to a newly emerging Islamic societies in today’s context. Many approaches are proposed to open up major themes of Qur’an and Hadith studies either countering or accommodating the multifacet of globalization. Several issues are related to radicalization, technology, media, human rights, gender, environment and many others.
In global era, many assumed the decline of religion and to see religion as anti- technology, anti-media and anti-science. However, contrary to the facts, many religious community engage with media technology as an active users to spread religious messages while remain critical to it (Cambell, 2010).
Thus, todays understanding of the Qur’an and Hadith studies accommodate close appropriation of technology, media and science related to teachings, practices, and history of Muslims in different contexts and how the role of these primary texts in the life of Muslim globally (cf. Ouda, 2015). The discussions also include recent scholarships on Qur’an and hadith studies among Muslims as well as Western scholars interested in studying these two texts.
These multimedia presentations are useful tools in transforming the Quran and Hadith studies into a new concept. In addition, they can reach current generations who familiar with different types of information technology. Electronic version of Qur’an and Hadith can be viewed through numerous web sites from their texts, translations to exegesis.
The impact of these new presentation of primary Islamic sources are significant on how they are used and and understood in everyday life. The technology revolution introduces a new beginning to the study of Qur’an and Hadith in both ways: a challenge as well as opportunity. A challenge to be affected related to authority, content and source; while opportunity is related to wider access, distribution and multitude presentation. Besides, information technology can be a way of document preservation through internet connected link (Berg, 2001).
Prof. Dr. Mahmud, M.Si.
Rector of UIN SGD Bandung Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Abdullah Saeed
Melbourne University, Australia
Prof. Dr. Eric Atwell
Leeds University United Kingdom
Associate Prof. Nurazzah Abdul Rahman
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Dr. Ahmad Luthfi Fathullah, MA
UIN SGD Bandung Indonesia
|Full Manuscript Submission||̶J̶u̶n̶e̶ ̶2̶0̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶1̶8̶, Extended June 30, 2018|
|Notification of Acceptance||August 1, 2018|
|Final Camera Ready||September 25, 2018|
|Registration Deadline||August 25– September 20, 2018|
|Conference Date||October 2-4, 2018|
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