An Evening on Islam and Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia – May 16th

On Wednesday, May 16th at 6:00pm Professor Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud will present on “Islam and Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia.” Daud will highlight new developments within the regions and discuss Indonesian and Malaysian cultures and traditions. Both countries play an important role in cultivating religious pluralism. Daud will discuss how we can learn from their example in our own society.

Indonesia has developed a shared identity defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a majority Muslim population, and a history of colonialism and rebellion against it. Indonesia’s national motto, “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (“Unity in Diversity” literally, “many, yet one”), articulates the diversity that shapes the country.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 16th from 6pm to 9pm
WHERE: CAIR-Chicago’s Gallery, 28 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1700
COST: Free!
RSVP REQUIRED (limited seating): e-mail

WHO: Professor Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud, Malik Mujahid (moderator)

About Professor Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud

Professor Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud serves as director of Center for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science and Civilisation (CASIS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. After obtaining his doctorate from the University of Chicago under the late Fazlur Rahman in 1988, he was invited by Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas to assist him at the newly established International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) in all the formal and non-formal academic development including library, publication and student affairs. From 1998-2002 he served as the deputy director of ISTAC.

From 2008 to February 2011 he served as principal research fellow at the Institute of the Malay World and Civilisation (ATMA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Professor Wan Mohd Nor has written more than 13 books and monographs as well as more than 30 academic articles in local and international journals. He is an expert on Indonesian and Malaysian Islam. He is the last president of MSA before it transformed into ISNA.