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Efforts of Scientific Institutions in Serving Islamic Theological Heritage a Seminar at Rabat Book Fair

Sun 12 May 2024 | 12:34 AM
Rabat International Book Fair
Rabat International Book Fair
Mohamed Mandour

At the 29th edition of the Rabat International Book Fair, the Muslim Council of Elders hosted a cultural seminar titled "Prospects for Serving Islamic Theological Heritage in the Modern Age through Scientific Institutions." The seminar featured presentations by Dr. Samir Boudinar, Director of the Al-Hokama Center for Peace Research, and Dr. Mohamed Jamal, a researcher at the Heritage Revival Office of Al-Azhar.

Dr. Boudinar opened the seminar by emphasizing the Council's commitment, under the leadership of His Eminence Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, to prioritizing the revival of Islamic heritage across various disciplines. He highlighted that preserving this heritage is a crucial step that forms the basis of contemporary intellectual discourse within the Muslim world and expands into broader realms of human knowledge. Dr. Boudinar further explained that discussing Islamic heritage is central to the intellectual identity of the Islamic nation, reflecting its deep-rooted connection to its heritage which profoundly shapes its thought over the ages.

The Director of the Al-Hokama Center for Peace Research highlighted the ongoing challenge of reviving and promoting Islamic theological heritage in a comprehensive and scholarly manner using modern tools. This challenge is faced by scientific institutions, intellectual elites, and academic leaders today. He noted that the Islamic theological heritage discusses fundamental issues such as the issues of belief (Aqidah), Al-Fiqh al-Akbar (The Greater Knowledge), Ilm al-kalam (the scholastic study of Islamic theology), and the remarkable discourse that guides thought and behavior.