International conference on Islamic Studies inaugurated at MANUU

Hyderabad: “Every ‘ism’ is temporary, because there will be changes in every age depending on the requirements” said Prof. Syed Ainul Hasan, Vice Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) while inaugurating two days International conference “Islamic Studies in the Modern and Post-Modern Era: An Assessment of Indian and Iranian Scholars” organized by Department of Islamic Studies, MANUU.

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In his presidential remarks, Prof. Ainul Hasan explained about classicism, neo-classicism, romanticism and then come to modernism and postmodernism. He said that we have to make a direct connection with the Qur’an to reach the reality of every age and not to become a blind follower of Europe. Further he emphasize about the story telling and how much it carries the importance in Islamic Studies.

The keynote speaker, Prof. Abdul Ali, Former Chairman, Dept. of Islamic Studies, AMU shed light on various aspects of Islamic Studies. He analysed the writings of Iranian and Indian Scholars in a very good manner and said that the personality of Shah Waliullah laid the foundation of Modern Scholars.

Prof. Mohammad Ishaque, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, JMI, Prof. Leila Chaman Khah, Visiting Professor, TIET, Patiala and Prof. Iqtidar Mohd. Khan, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Languages, JMI also spoke on the occasion.

Prof. Farida Siddiqui, Dean, School of Arts and Social Sciences spoke about Islamic Economics and added that we actually need to know about the reasons why Ribah is haram.

Prof. Muhammad Habib, Head of the Department briefed about the seminar and welcomed the guests. Prof. Mohd. Fahim Akhtar Nadvi proposed a vote of thanks. Dr. Atif Imran convened the programme.

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