|Day One: Saturday 6 December, 1997|
|The ISCA delegation arrived at
Jakartas Cengkareng Airport at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday 6 December 1997. The group was
met by host Pak Firdaus Wadjdi - an amiable Jakarta businessman - and his charming
socialite wife Ibu Kartini and well wishers.
They had come to meet the delegation only when
They had come to meet the delegation only when informed the delegation consisted of Western-trained scholar and professionals also deeply imbued with knowledge in Islam. Discussion focussed on the need for todays `ulama relating to twentieth century Muslims. The delegation struck a chord with them in stressing the need to master science, mathematics and information technology in order for Muslims to progress.