MUQADDAS IX (Background)



The Glorious Qur’an is the source of Islamic laws and rulings and the moral and social system for Muslims. It provides a comprehensive philosophy of religion and serves as the prime source of human values through which nations and civilizations prosper and develop. This signifies that the teaching of the Qur’an should not be restricted to the learning of the Tajweed rules or memorization only. Rather, it should embrace other dimensions including the understanding of the fundamental Qur’anic objectives, the study and exploration of its sciences, guidance, miracles and laws present in the creation of human being and the universe. Such a perspective would lead the Qur’an to meet the needs of the nation and the world through a ceaseless, unremitting cycle of contribution. This age of technology however, provides new methods and techniques that assist us in the study and benefit of the Qur’an, and the dissemination of awareness of the Qur’an so as to prepare a better future in which the Qur’an would represent the broader field for science, scholarship and culture. The interest in Qur’anic studies led to the discovery of its theories, truths and patterns in both the universe and life. It has become incumbent upon Muslims in an age of global cultural challenges to derive the essence of Qur’anic studies and interpretations and purge from them the negative effects that have accumulated throughout centuries of stagnancy. This would revamp the effect of the Qur’an in the niche of Muslim societies and the guidance of civilizational movements in the Ummah.

Since the foundation of the Centre of Quranic Research (CQR) at University of Malaya in Malaysia, the centre paid great interest to hold an annual international Quranic conference known as "MUQADDAS". The first conference was held in 2011, the second in 2012, the third in 2013, the fourth, fifth and sixth in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively. The centre seeks to hold the nineth one in 2019. This conference aims at introducing the latest studies and researches conducted in the field of Quranic studies. This is achieved through the participation of researchers from all over the world which paves the way for scholarly communication and interaction between scholars and researchers. This fruitful meeting would help to generate ideas and put them into action. Furthermore, participating researches are considered as previous studies in the field of Quranic research and thus, it is essential to improve these studies and contribute to it in further studies.

This conference is one of CQR's most significant annual event sought by many experts and researchers in the field of Quranic studies. It points out the great and sacred status Muslims have towards the Quran and their concerns to receive its guidance and learn its teachings. Hence, for the continuation from previous conferences and demand from other researchers have motivated us to organize the nineth annual conference in this upcoming November 2019. This is an invitation for academicians, researchers and graduate students as well as to various Qur’anic studies centres to participate in this academic conference.

The Conference Objectives:

Centre of Quranic Research (CQR) is the first of its kind in the field of Qur’anic and Islamic studies in Malaysia. The centre was established in February 2010 in the oldest Malaysian university, University of Malaya. The centre hopes that with this kind of conference, we will be able to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To carry out the recommendations of MUQADDAS 1, MUQADDAS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 to continue holding the conference organized by Centre of Quranic Research (CQR), University of Malaya in Malaysia 
  2. To present latest research works in the field of Quranic studies to introduce it to researchers and experts, share knowledge, spread information and contribute to the field. 
  3. To write high quality and scholarly refereed Quranic research papers to keep pace with the standards of international research in scholarly and academic aspects.
  4. To allow contemporary researchers to meet together through this distinguished Quranic conference which allows students and researchers to meet with scholars and experts from all over the world.