Last night,I attended the lecture by the eminent scholar Tan Sri Prof Dr Syed Naquib Al-Attas.Coming along with me were my wife and son.Before I went to CASIS,UTM,KL I went through my earlier notes when I first attended Tan Sri's lectures way back in 2006!
Let me share a short note taken by Syed Muhd Khairudin Aljunied:
"Attended a talk by Prof. Syed Naquib Al-Attas. During dinner, I dictated to him salient points that he raised which are as follows: The central purpose of Justice is to ensure that the True Potential of Man is fully realized, that he is in harmony with his environment and that he submits himself to the demands of the divine revelation. True Justice can only be achieved when man knows his proper place in the whole Scheme of God's Creation. With that realization, he would use his virtues and his character in the path to achieve personal and social happiness, to uphold order in society and to maintain harmony between himself and other persons around him. When men forgets the true purpose of Justice as defined by revelation, chaos will dominate. He will be concerned with petty issues rather to engage in bigger problems that affect all mankind. That state of forgetting the true purpose of Justice is usually borne out of nothing but man's own arrogance, ignorance and heedlessness."