The relationship of Southeast Asia (SE Asia) with the Middle East (ME) in the Islamic context is an irrefutable historical fact. It is based on the understanding that the Middle East as the center of culture, history, and Islamic thought. Historical ties between these two regions are manifested in culture, education, language, economics, etc.; however, such relationship remains weak. Compared with the relationship between SE Asia and Europe, and United States, SE Asia and ME relationship is still weak. Similarly, the role of SE Asia in ME is relatively low compared with other Asian countries, such as China, India, South Korea and Japan.

   The chance to strengthen the relationship between the two regions is huge as they still have many assets of cooperation opportunities. However, it goes without doubt that reinforcing SE Asia and ME relationship creates some challenges, such as the emergence of Islam phobia, radicalism, Arabization, digital illiteracy, and knowledge mismanagement.

    To look for new insights and findings of SE Asia and ME relationships in the context of history, culture, language, literature, and library and information science, ICCLAS of Fac. of Adab and Humanities (FAH) in colaboration with ADIA (Association of Humanities Lecturers of Indonesia) will host a second international conference with the theme of “Contemporary Islam and Culture in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.”

Aim and Scope

   This international conference aims to profoundly understand nowadays relation between SE Asia and ME, including its relation to the cultures and languages of both regions, in terms of interdisciplinary studies. This conference is also intended to map the position of countries within both regions and how those countries interact with as well as influence each other.

   To acquire that aim, this conference includes the plenary sessions and the parallel ones. The plenary sessions will deliver the speech of the keynote speaker and the papers of the invited panelists of this conference, while the parallel sessions will demonstrate the papers submitted to this conference by its participants. In both sessions, this conference expects that the panelists and the participants will exchange their thoughts and findings in connection to the above-mentioned.


The 2nd ICCLAS will be held on 29-31 August 2018 in Aviary Hotel Bintaro (★★★★), Aviary Bintaro is located at Jln. Boulevard Bintaro Blok B7 No. D3-3A Bintaro Jaya, Sektor 7, Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia.

Keynote Speaker

          1. Prof. Dr. Phil. H. Kamaruddin Amin, M.A., Directorate General of Islamic Education, Ministry of Religious Affair*
          2. Dr. Abdul Majid Hakimollahi, Al Mustafa International University, Qum, Iran
          3. Prof. Dr. Azyumardi Azra, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia*
          4. Assoc. Prof. Anisa Taouil Hassaounal, Univ. Hassan II, Maroko


Invited Speakers

          1. Dr. Pabiyah Hajimaming, B.H.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia*
          2. Prof. Dr. Sukron Kamil, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia
          3. Dr. Minako Sakai, University of New South Wales*


Scientific Board

          1. Prof. Dr. Oman Fathurahman, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia
          2. Yo Nonaka, Keio University, Japan
          3. Dr. Ahmad Arifin Bin Sapar, University of Malaya, Malaysia
          4. Amelia Fauzia, Ph.D., National University of Singapore
          5. Dr. Muhammad Farkhan, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia
          6. Dr. Moch. Syarif Hidayatullah, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia
          7. Lukman Hakim, Ph.D., Muhammadiyah University of Jakarta, Indonesia

Advisory Board

          1. Prof. Dr. Dede Rosyada, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia
          2. Prof. Dr. Misri A. Muchsin, Ar-Raniry State Islamic University Aceh, Indonesia
          3. Prof. Dr. Alwan Khoiri, MA, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University Yogyakarta, Indonesia
          4. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Qorib, Sumatera Utara State Islamic University Medan, Indonesia
          5. Prof. Dr. Udi Mufradi Mawardi, LC., MA., Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin State Islamic University Banten, Indonesia
          6. Dr. Barsihannor, M. Ag, Alaudin State Islamic University Makasar, Indonesia
          7. Dr. Zubair Ahmad, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia
          8. Dr. Hj. Tati Hartimah, MA. Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Indonesia
          9. Dr. Yufni Faisol, M.Ag. Imam Bonjol State Islamic University Padang, Indonesia
          10. Dr. Syafifah, MA., Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University Malang, Indonesia
          11. Dr. Imam Ghazali Said, MA., Sunan Ampel State Islamic University Surabaya, Indonesia
          12. Dr. M. Faisol, MA., Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University Malang, Indonesia


Chairperson : Inayatul Chusna
Vice Chairperson : Muhammad Agus Suriadi
Secretary :  Ida Rosida, Nurul Hayati, Moh. Supardi
Treasury : Lili Sudria Wenni, Zakia Darajat


*In Confirmation