Within the framework of renewing religious discourse, Al-Azhar Al-Sharif kicked off on Monday its international conference entitled “Renovation of Islamic Thought”, in the attendance of Egyptian Prime minister Dr. Mustafa Madbouli, on behalf of President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.
The conference is also attended by along with a number of prominent political and religious figures, representatives of the Awqaf (Endowments) Ministry; Dar Al-Iftaa, and Islamic councils from 46 countries.
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The event aims to outline strategic mechanisms to correct misconceptions, women’s and family issues and the role of international, religious and academic institutions in renewing Islamic discourse.
The conference’s agenda includes the following issues:
Tolerance of Islam
The conference affirms the principle of tolerance in Islam, and its rejection of extremist thought, in addition to the importance of renewing religious discourse, refuting misconceptions about Islam, and discussing women and family issues.
Outlining a cultural map
The conference will also outline a cultural map to renew religious discourse, spread cultural awareness and highlight the role of all institutions that face any form of terrorism in accordance with the Islamic teachings.
The calls for renewing religious discourse, endorsed by the Ministry of Endowments (Awaqf Ministry), are believed to be part of the state’s war against terrorism.
The conference discusses the renewal conditions, causes and factors, and will treat misconceptions related to Jihad (the sacred fight of Muslims to defend Islam, with force if required).
The conference will also focus on social and family affairs, including social justice, eliminating poverty, women’s rights, the new Al-Azhar draft of personal status law, and its emphasis on the dangers resulting from divorce and family separation.
The conference will discuss customary marriage, marital life, physical and moral education, compulsory education and emphasizes that the national language is the basis of identity.