Profile – Dr. Adi Setia Md Dom

Dr. Adi Setia Md Dom (adisetiawangsa@gmail.com)

Beliau penyelidik, pensyarah dan pekebun, serta pengasas gagasan Ekonomi Ihsani bagi memperjuangkan adab urusniaga demi kebajikan bersama, di samping pengamal dan penggiat dalam bidang agroekologi, tanimantap (permaculture), tanihutan (agroforesty) dan pertanian bersepadu (integrated farming). Pernah menjadi sarjana penyelidik di ISTAC, pensyarah di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM), dan di CASIS di Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Kini beliau pengarah Basatin Filahah Permaculture Sdn Bhd, IGE Advisory, dan Dusun Padi. Beliau berkelulusan MA dan PhD dalam bidang Sejarah dan Falsafah Sains, Sijil Permaculture dan Diploma Penterjemahan, serta pakar dalam bidang Sains Islam, Kalam, Pandangan Alam Islam, Mu‘amalah dan Ekonomi Islam. Sejak sepuluh tahun yang lalu, beliau telah membimbing pelbagai kursus dalam bidang-bidang tersebut bagi masyarakat Islam di England, Scotland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore dan Africa Selatan.

EDUCATION

Before embarking on formal academic work he spent some years learning at the traditional Islamic madrasahs (pondoks) of Kedah, Patani and Kelantan, under accomplished scholars such as (Almarḥūm) Tuan Guru Haji ʿUmar Zuhdī of Madrasah Miṣbāḥul Falāḥ, Baling, Kedah, and Tuan Guru Haji Hashim Abū Bakar of Madrasah Dīniyyah Bakriyyah, Pasir Tumboh, Kelantan.

CURRENT WORK

He is actively engaged in various community-rooted initiatives among Muslims and non-Muslims in Malaysia and elsewhere pertaining to Permaculture, Agro-Ecology and the Gift Economy. Many of his most important academic papers in these areas are formally published in the Canadian journal Islamic Sciences (formerly known as Islam & Science; http://www.cis-ca.org/islamscience1.php). He has also conducted courses over the past ten years for Muslim communities in England, Scotland, Spain, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa.

PREVIOUS WORK

  • Most recently (November, 2013—May, 2016) taught and researched as an Associate Professor of Islamic Science and Islamic Economics at the Center for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science & Civilization (CASIS), University of Technology Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur (http://www.utm.my/casis/).
  • Previously an Assistant Professor (teaching and researching history and philosophy of science) at the Faculty of Science and later at the Department of General Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
  • Prior to that, he was a postgraduate student, junior research fellow and then research fellow at the International Institute of Islamic Thought & Civilization (ISTAC) during the directorship of its founder, Professor Dr. Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas.
  • Previously he was an Allied Researcher at the Institute for Mathematics Research Malaysia (INSPEM) and General Consultant for Canadian and Pakistani project Based Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur’an (IEQ).

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

His current research interests are in the areas of History and Philosophy of Science, Islamic Science, Islamic Gift Economy (IGE), and in the systemic, operative Islamization of both the natural and social sciences according to the integrative conceptual framework articulated by Professor al-Attas in his many important works, especially, The Positive Aspects of Taṣawwuf: Preliminary Thoughts on an Islamic Philosophy of Science (Kuala Lumpur: ASASI, 1981), Islam and the Philosophy of Science (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 1989), Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islam: An Exposition of the Fundamental Elements of the Worldview of Islam (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 2001) and Islam and Secularism (Kuala Lumpur: ISTAC, 1993).

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