Towards A More Progressive, Equitable World

Towards A More Progressive, Equitable World

Global Movement of Moderates Foundation


At the keynote address of the International Conference on Global Movement of Moderates in January 2012, Malaysian Prime Minister proposed the establishment of a foundation to put into action the philosophy of the movement. The call for funding witnessed the Albukhary Foundation donated seed money to start the ball rolling in the latter part of 2012.

Irsyad Global Movt Of Moderates Foundation

Global Movement of Moderates Foundation and Malaysia-China Friendship Association held an inaugural “Malaysia-China Youth Friendship Day” in November 2014. The highlight was a one-day youth programme was the celebration of Malaysia-China Friendship Year, to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The Islamic Academy

To promote Islamic scholarship and education, the Albukhary Foundation committed itself to a 3-year program of financial support for the activities of The Islamic Academy in Cambridge, UK. The academy’s director general Professor Shaikh Abdul Mabud writes: “In the first year of receiving your annual donation of £72,000, we were able to relaunch the prestigious Muslim Education Quarterly, planned joint seminars with the University of Cambridge and started to offer Albukhary Scholarships to conduct research on the education of Muslims in the UK.”

“It gives me great pleasure to inform you that in the second year, we have completed two research projects, and have organised a conference of “Beyond liberal multiculturalism: Is there a place for faith in contemporary English schooling?” jointly with the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. This conference was a great success. The publication the journal Muslim Education is continuing and we are now working on the next issues. We have also organised a number of lectures, meetings and seminars in Cambridge.”

“In the third year, we have planned to continue with the publication of the journal, printed three to four books, completed four research articles and hold lectures seminars, meeting and conferences. I have already started planning for the next conference with the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Prof Mark Halstead and Mary Earl have agreed to present papers at the conference.”


International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)

ISTAC is a research and postgraduate institution established in 1988 as part of International Islamic University Malaysia. It offers master and doctoral degrees in Islamic and other civilizations; philosophy, ethics and contemporary issues; Islamic spiritual culture and contemporary society; Muslim world issues; and their respective sub-areas. The institute provides a unique opportunity to study with Muslim scholars from all over the world. In its desire to promote Islamic scholarship, the Albukhary Foundation made an endowment of RM2.5 million for ISTAC as grants for research.

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