introduction

       College of Islamic Studies (CIS), Prince of Songkla University (PSU),Pattani, Thailand, hosts an international conference on "Islamic Studies in a Changing World: Opportunities and Challenges", as part of CIS annual conferences and seminars.

       This conference comes as one of CIS sincere efforts aimed at finding ways of how could Islamic Studies cope effectively with challenges of today's ever changing world. With that in mind, the conference aspires in general to activate the role of Islamic Studies in determining the basic paths of 
thought and knowledge, culture and society, and to highlight its privileges and what it could possibly provide in such a troublesome and unstable contemporary changing world.



       The conference seeks to benefit from Islamic sources in drawing and designing frameworks of thought and ways to handle daily massive flow of knowledge coded in informatics systems which is consumed by the consumer without knowing who produced it, why it was produced and the motive behind its production.

      

       We hope that the conference would contribute efforts to improve the ranking of Islamic Studies, challenges and requirements of our living reality. It is also hoped that we would benefit from the conference in finding solutions to those challenges and ways to deal with them.