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11/10/2020 03:31 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 11 -- The University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and the World Academy of Islamic Management (WAIM) will jointly organise an online international conference on Islamic management practices, which are based on the Al-Quran and hadiths.

Themed “Integrating Conventional and Islamic Management for Sustainable Growth and Development”, the conference will be conducted via the Zoom platform on Oct 17-18, 2020.

“The conference aims to further deliberate on the various aspects of Islamic management practices.

“This is timely as the world is currently facing various unprecedented challenges, thus requiring the management to have a more holistic perspective in order to remain agile and effective at the same time,” said WAIM president Professor Emeritus Dr Mohamed Suleiman in a statement today.

He said that Islamic management is based on concepts and practices drawn from the Al Quran and hadiths, covering all aspects of managing business and economic activities such as trading, banking, manufacturing, insurance and tourism.

This year’s conference is the second in the series, the first edition of the conference was jointly held by UniKL and WAIM in 2018.

The event was attended by over 150 participants from over 30 countries, whereby 119 papers on various topics on Islamic management were presented.

“For this edition of the conference, we have received more than 60 papers for presentation and discussion.

“The scholars and researchers participating in this year’s event are from Malaysia, Bangladesh, Algeria, Yemen, Nigeria and the United States,” he said.

Mohamed Suleiman added that the main objective of the conference is to promote research and publication in the area of integrating conventional and Islamic management practices for economic and business growth and development for world prosperity.

“We at WAIM and our strategic collaborator, UniKL, would like to invite thought leaders, scholars, students and, most importantly, practitioners from the industry to join this conference and discover new findings in the field of Islamic management practices.

“It is also our sincere hope through WAIM activities such as this will assist to position Malaysia as the centre of Islamic management studies internationally,” he said.

Those who wish to participate in the conference may register at https://submit.confbay.com/conf/waim2020 or waim.conf2@gmail.com.

More information on the conference can be obtained at www.waim.my or by emailing mfarid@unikl.edu.my or abdkadir@uitm.edu.my.

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