Daud Batchelor

Daud Batchelor
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia · Science, Technology, Environment & Ethics

PhD MA MEngSc MSc

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Introduction
Daud Batchelor currently works in the fields of Islam and Science & Technology with Daud Batchelor and Associates Pty Ltd. Daud does research in Islamic Studies and Abrahamic Religions. His most recent publication is 'Adam and Eve’s Origin: A Theory Harmonising Scientific Evidence with the Qur’anic Text'.

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Publications (39)
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This is a revised version of an assessment of the Islamic Well-Being Index (IWI) of Muslim majority countries, first published by this author in 2013 (IWI 1.0). It uses an improved, updated methodology and reflects the essential maqasid al-shari‘ah (Higher Objectives of Islamic Law) developed by Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali. The IWI provides practical...
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This is a largely qualitative research study that explores the issue of domestic violence (DV), particularly against Australian Muslim immigrant women. It uses a sectionality approach to focus on the closely linked factors of culture and religion that may engender DV. As patriarchy is a cultural risk factor for DV, a semiquantitative approach was t...
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Livestock farming and meat consumption, especially red meat, both have a severe impact on the Earth’s environment and sustainability, causing forest destruction, wildlife extinctions, excessive greenhouse gas emissions, and global climate change. Currently, as a protein source for the world’s rapidly expanding middle class populations, increased me...
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In Muslim countries, rapid population growth is exacerbating environmental problems. Therefore, the ummah needs to reduce its population growth to safeguard Earth’s sustainability. To that end, family planning measures have been successful in reducing population growth in Muslim countries to levels that promote societal well-being, with better wome...
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Mahomet Allum, an Afghan herbalist whose family practised medicine over centuries, arrived in 1891,and spent most of his life in Australia, eventually settling in Adelaide. He endeared himself especially to the poor and labour class, in treating their illnesses efficaciously without payment. He donated effusively to charities, and disseminated Isla...
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A Muslim scientist engaged in interaction between theology and science needs to remain completely faithful to the Holy Qur’an. This also applies to understanding the historical and spiritual dimensions of Adam and Eve. When Islamic scholars (‘ulama’) differ on subject details, this author chooses the position closest to that suggested by the scient...
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This study examines the connection between consumer greed and wasteful consumption, as well as its negative impact on the environment and the individual. It also promotes an Islamic approach to mitigate consumption levels by emphasising the spiritual aspect of man’s being in accordance with the Islamic world view. Man was created in such a fashion...
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Current developments in the scientific discourse have given rise to astringent critics of modern science especially on its reductionist approach. Among others, the seminal work of Terrence Deacon entitled Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter stands out. This is evident with a number of reviews that provide commentaries. With his encyclop...
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This book presents 25 selected papers from the International Conference on “Developing Synergies between Islam & Science and Technology for Mankind’s Benefit” held at the International Institute for Advanced Islamic Studies Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, in October 2014. The papers cover a broad range of issues reflecting the main conference themes: Cosmo...
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Numerous mine exposures, drillholes and marine seismic profiles have facilitated detailed study of the Late Cainozoic alluvium in Peninsular Malaysia. In 1979, Daud Batchelor, building on the work of D. Walker and others proposed a regional Late Cainozoic stratigraphic scheme incorporating the traditional division of “Old Alluvium” and “Young Alluv...
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People living in Muslim countries in 2013 had an average life expectancy at birth of just 67 years - four years lower than the global average of 71 years! Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the number of years an individual is expected to live. Global average life expectancy today is much greater than what is was in 1900 - then only 31 yea...
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For our enlightenment and progress, the Muslim ummah today needs to regain the spirit of wonder of the early Muslims whose faith in God (iman) soared under inspiration from the Qur’anic revelation and tutelage of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). With these, Muslims could appreciate God’s Majesty and Omnipotence, and His Mercy and Benevolence i...
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The infamous Boko Haram sect erupted on the world stage in 2009 with their aim to establish an Islamic State. Since its subsequent radicalisation resulting from heavy-handed treatment - including torture and murder - at the hands of state security forces, it now targets the army, police, and those associated with propagating western education. It h...
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Important Islamic principles and values in governance are identified from the Qur’an, Sunna and the essential Shariah objectives (Maqasid al-Shari’ah). The principles (vicegerency, rule of law, justice, social welfare, separation of powers, accountability, consultation, obedience, public participation, inclusiveness, equality, dignity, hisbah or en...
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With elections being held in May 2014 for a new president and in 2015 for National Assembly representatives, the opportunity exists then for amending the 2004 Afghan Constitution. The necessity exists for amendment from different perspectives; firstly because the experience of implementation over the past 10 years has highlighted some weaknesses re...
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With elections being held in May 2014 for a new president and in 2015 for National Assembly representatives, the opportunity exists then for amending the 2004 Afghan Constitution. The necessity exists for amendment from different perspectives; firstly because the experience of implementation over the past 10 years has highlighted some weaknesses re...
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It has always been a big question: Which Muslims in what Muslim country are closer to achieving the ideal of Islamic wellbeing? Whose country is doing better at applying Islamic values? One response is a newly formulated rating index, the Islamic Index of Well-being (IIW), which suggests that Muslims in Malaysia lead the Muslim countries surveyed i...
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The differing views that various parties and states hold regarding the efficacy of their Islamisation approach and its impact nationally remain unresolved until today. This paper is an attempt to assess the well-being of countries in an objective and scientific manner. It introduces a new Islamic Index of Well-being (IIW) for Muslim Majority Countr...
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The differing views that various parties and states hold regarding the efficacy of their lslamisation approach and its impact nationally remain unresolved until today. This paper is an attempt to assess the well-being of countries in an objective and scientific manner. It introduces a new Islamic Index of Well-being (IIW) for Muslim Majority Countr...
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The Pulai fluviatile gold placer deposit stretches along 17 km of the upper reaches of S. Galas. Malaysia Mining Corporation had proved-up sizeable reserves following drilling and bulk testing during 1979–1983. The valley alluvium ranges up to 1200 m wide and averages 6.2 m in thickness. The basal gold-bearing Kaksa comprises bimodal channel lag pe...
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The richest tin placers in Malaysia—fluviatile and piedmont fan placers—formed mainly within the “Boulder Beds” (BB fan facies), “Old Alluvium” (OA alluvial plain facies) and “Transitional Unit” (TU) which are regional lithostratigraphic units that can be correlated throughout western Peninsular Malaysia. Palaeomagnetic studies show that the TU was...

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