INTRODUCTION

Islam can offer a unique alternative perspective on environmental ethics that is deeply rooted in the Islamic tradition. Environmental ethics has been represented primarily in the Qur’an and Sunnah as well as commented on the scientific tradition. However, most of the literature on Islam, the environment, and climate change is theoretical and focuses on Islamic environmental ethics.

More and more research is emphasizing the importance of religion in understanding and dealing with climate change. However, little is known about the relationship between the Muslim community and climate change; solutions rooted in the Islamic tradition are rarely offered. Islam is under-represented in such environmental debates, maybe partly due to the lack of interest of Muslims in ecological issues.

Currently, Muslim-majority countries such as Indonesia are trying to protect the environment by developing aspects of environmental sharia. The Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) has been at the forefront of fighting for environmental issues by issuing fatwas on the environment, including several fatwas related to forest fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra. Several Islamic Organizations have also formed sub-units specifically to raise environmental awareness and promote plastic waste management to green lifestyles. However, it is still unclear to what extent these activities of Indonesian Muslims have resulted in broader changes in the daily activities of Indonesian Muslim communities and organizations? In addition, there is no uniform understanding of climate change among Muslims, including Indonesian Muslims, and it has given rise to different approaches to climate change.

In line with this, the City of Tangerang, which has been trying to represent Islamic values with a vision as a city with “Akhlaqul Kharimah” (good morals), cannot be separated from environmental problems. So, as in this situation, environmental issues in Tangerang must continue to be socialized and campaigned to the public. As part of that, a very strategic needed to take a step to provide comprehensive knowledge to the community to minimize the environmental impact caused by pollution in the city of Tangerang.

Thus, Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang tries to provide space for all parties to contribute to creating natural and environmental sustainability, in the form of thoughts, theories, and realms of praxis which are viewed from various perspectives, including the views of Islam contained in the Qur’an and Sunnah, by presenting the 1st Tangerang Islamic International Conference (TIIC) with theme Environmentalism in The Moslem World.

OBJECTIVES AND AIM

The aims of the 1st Tangerang Islamic International Conference (TIIC) are:

  1. Discusses the latest empirical research on the role and contribution of Islam in overcoming the issue of climate change/environment;
  2. Exploring environmental ethics in Islam and its practice;
  3. Make environmental issues that are often marginalized a part of mainstream attention and discussion.
  4. Encourage religious organizations to work towards systematic change and bring environmental issues into mainstream discourse in Indonesia.
  5. Provide insight into the global debate related to climate change to decision-makers, religious organizations fighting for environmental issues, and the Muslim community.

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER

1st Tangerang Islamic International Conference with theme Environmentalism in The Moslem World is Organized by Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, Indonesia is an international conference dedicated to the enhancement of creating natural and environmental sustainability, in the form of thoughts, theories, and realms of praxis which are viewed from various perspectives, including the views of Islam contained in the Qur’an and Sunnah

Committee

INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR BOARD

  • Prof. Dr. Haedar Nasir (Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Abdul Muti’I (Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Ismet Fanany (Deakin University, Australia)
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmad Thib Raya, MA (Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah, Indonesia)
  • Assoc Prof. Sonny Zulhuda, PhD (International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Dr. Ahmad Amarullah, M.Pd (Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, Indonesia)
  • Dr. M. Bay Masruri, MM (Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Dr. Aris Gumilar (Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhjidin Mawardi (Head of Majelis Lingkungan Hidup PP Muhammadiyah)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

  • Prof. Hilman Latief Ph.D (Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Desri Arwen (Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, Indonesia)
  • Prof. F.J.S. Wijsen (Radboud Univeristy, Netherland)
  • Prof. Dr. Maizatun Mustafa (International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia)
  • Assoc Prof. Ayang Utriza Yakin (Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
  • Dr. Syaiful Bahri, MA (Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • M. Hilali Basya, MA., P.hD (Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Ety Kurniati (Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, Indonesia)
  • Haryani Saptaningtyas, Ph.D (Universitas Negeri Sebelas Maret, Indonesia)
  • Assoc Prof. Rebecca Fanany (Deakin University, Australia)
  • Prof. Ahmad Najib Burhani, Ph.D (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia)
  • Prof. Amelia Fauzia, Ph.D. (Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Eko Wahyono, M.Si (Universitas Muhammadiyah Tangerang, Indonesia)
  • Assoc. Prof. Eko Priyo Purnomo, Ph.D (Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
  • Dr. Salahudin, M. PA (Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia)
  • Muhammad Febriansyah, Ph.D (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)

CHIEF OF THE COMMITTEE

  • Zulfikor

CHAIRPERSON

  • Yusrizal Anas

TECHNICAL CONFERENCE CHAIR

  • Milana Abdillah Subarkah
  • Abdul Basit
  • Rachmat Destriana
  • Lukmanul Hakim
  • Rofi

SECRETARIAL STAFF

  • Irwandi
  • Adie Dwiyanto Nurlukman
  • Riska Sarofah

TREASURER

  • Riski Dwi Febriani
  • Asafitri

INFORMATION AND PUBLIC RELATION

  • Abdul Rohim
  • Ahmad Zaky
  • Agus Kristian
  • Alfian
  • Iqbal

TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT AND DOCUMENTATION

  • Arry Patria Azhar
  • Agus Karso
  • Faisal Ibrahim