FRENCH philosopher Abdennour Bidar and Malaysian Islamic Law expert Dr Mhd Azam Mhd Adil will have a discussion on the topic of societies hosting multi-religious groups. They will exchange the solutions supported in France and the solutions found in Malaysia and South-East Asia.
Abdennour Bidar is a French philosopher and writer. Educated at l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, France’s top public university, he has a background in research in religion and its integration in the French society. As a public figure, he has been named part of The National Ethics Comity by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. He also produced and presented a show on Islamic culture at the French national radio station, France Culture, for a year. As a writer, he has published several very successful philosophy books, like ‘Self-Islam’ or ‘Islam WithoutSubmission’.
Dr Mohammed Azam Mohammed Adil
Dr Mohammed Azam is the Deputy CEO cum Principal Fellow at the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS). He holds a degree in Shari’ah from the University of Malaya and a Master’s and PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He has been a consultant on Islamic matters for the private sector while teaching and researching in law in prestigious universities such as Universiti Teknologi MARA or IAIS. He has written numerous landmark articles and books on Malaysian law.