04-APR-2015: With a view to forging interfaith partnership with other communities and focusing on the issues concerning the Islamic world, the Centre for Promotion of Educational and Cultural Advancement of Muslims of India, Aligarh Muslim University is organizing a two-day international conference on "Intellectual Crisis of the Muslims Ummah: Rethinking Traditional Solutions" April 6-7, 2015.
A number of eminent personalities such as Justice Dr. Muhammad al-Ghazali, Judge at the Supreme Court of Pakistan (Shariah Appellate Bench), Islamabad, Dr. Kamal el-Helbawy, former international spokesperson of the Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt, renowned Arab journalist Dr. Souad al-Wahidi from Paris, Dr. Mike Ghouse, Director, Pluralism Centre from Washington DC, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, Swami Lakshmi Shankaracharya and Maulana Asghar Imam Mahdi will participate in the conference. Some diplomats from the embassies of a few Islamic countries at New Delhi will also participate in this conference. The two day academic event will have various sessions reflecting upon the pertinent issues surrounding the Muslim Ummah as well as a Polymath Conclave.
Dr. Rashid Shaaz, Director of the Centre said that the first day of the conference will have the keynote address by Dr. Muhammad al-Ghazali followed by special address by various guests. The inaugural function will be chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Zameeruddin Shah. The Pro-Vice Chancellor and other senior staff of the university will also be there at the Kennedy Auditorium. Hundreds of students from different streams have shown keen interest and have already registered for the event. The next day of the event will have the Polymath Conclave which seeks to find solutions to the global issues and problems in the light of Quran and Sunnah. According to Dr. Rashid Shaz, Muslim issues in modern perspective, Shia Sunni unity is at the root of this conference. Dr Halbani, convener of the Islamic unity Forum London and a well respected Muslim leader will chair the unity talk.
The two-day conclave at Aligarh will bring together some of the best minds from various sectarian affiliations. Some six hundred people from across the world will take part in collective thinking. Around 200 of them from various Indian cities, and 20 of them from abroad; from Cairo, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, London, Paris, Moscow, Washington DC and other cities.