|Johor College of Islamic Studies (MARSAH) in collaboration with the National Population and Family Development Board (NPFDB), Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and Johor Bahru City Council (JBCC) took the initiative to organize the International Conference on Family from a Global Perspective to contribute towards development efforts ummah in an integrated manner based on a tajdid approach that takes into account the ideas of ijtihad that are deemed appropriate to be implemented in today’s society. The objective of this conference is to expose issues related to family institutions from a global perspective, explore views related to family issues especially children's rights from an Islamic perspective, explain the position and stance of Islam on family issues that touch on matters related to religion, social, culture, education and so on. In addition, look at the legal provisions related to children in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region and others. The era of globalization is a century that greatly challenges the integrity of identity and survival of Muslims today, including family institutions. In facing the challenge, Muslims need to plan a futuristic agenda based on the development that will take place in the future. This is in line with the theme of the conference, "Challenges and Future of Islamic Family Institutions". This one-day conference consists of three slots: i) Adopted Children and Illegal Children in Islam ii) Hukum Hakam Related to Marriage in Islamic Family Law iii) Challenges in Islamic Family Issues The main speech in the conference was Honoured Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia. Conference paper presenters include senior lecturers from Institutions of Higher Learning in and outside the country including from Thailand, Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia. The one-day conference was attended by 300 participants consisting of officials from government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutions, academics, professional organizations and Higher Institutions students.