The 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Scholarship on Islam: the Legacy of Ismail Raji al Faruqi, was held on 22-23 October at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Keynote addresses were presented by Prof. Kamal, Prof. Anis and Prof. Malik Badri. All speakers related their personal experiences with Prof al Faruqi and his contribution to the Ummah. They agreed that Prof al Faruqi has started the journey and now we have to work hard to continue his legacy.
Prof Rosnani, in her capacity as Director of IIIT East Asia, was invited to present brief remarks during the Conference Dinner. She related her personal experiences in listening to al Faruqi speeches in various occasions in the United States. Prof Rosnani elaborated that IIUM is the manifestation of Prof al Faruqi's aspiration and vision. She explained through al Faruqi's workplan on Islamisation of Knowledge that Prof al Faruqi calls upon every scholar to contribute to this effort to provide the best educational institutions and system for the Ummah. Prof. Rosnani then mentioned that one of the main agendas that has not been materialized is production of textbooks and teaching material. Therefore, Prof. Rosnani stated that it will be IIIT East Asia's main agenda to prepare and publish textbooks in various disciplines for this year and beyond.