Why is it important to have an appreciation of what the future may bring? How do we think about and study alternative futures? What is Islam’s position on ‘the future’? What can we confidently say about futures of Muslim societies? This workshop explores these questions and provides rigorous training in futures and foresight methods with hands-on experience. The goal is to see how we can use some of these methods to throw light on the plight and problems of Muslim societies and work towards viable strategies to navigate the next decades. The focus in this workshop will be on alternative futures for Malaysia.
This first workshop set off a series of three workshops aimed at training Malaysian scholars on futures studies and postnormal times. In a collaboration with the International Institute of Islamic Thought, East and South East Asia (IIITESEA), the CPPFS lead four workshops in Malaysia in 2019. A report is available upon request and below is the programme for the workshop.