In frame of the activities of Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021, the activities of the Ramadan program “And he made them secure from fear” organized by the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs were concluded yesterday evening on its electronic platforms and accounts on social networking sites during the period from the second to the fourth of May with the participation of a group of scholars under the title “Cultural Security and the Questions of Review and Renewal”.
The third and final session of the program dealt with the issue of the other in the Muslim community, with the participation of His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Ihsan Kahwaji from Ibn Khaldun University in Turkey, and Sheikh Dr. Haggar Mohamed Ahmed, head of the Cultural Center for African and Arab Research and Studies in the State of Chad.
The other issue was correcting the image of Islam and Muslims, with the participation of Sheikh Dr. Youssef Al-Husseini Al-Nadwi, Director of Imam Ahmed bin Irfan Al-Shaheed University in India, and His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Hussein Kva Zovic, Chief Scholar at the Islamic Sheikhdom of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Abdel Razzaq Guessoum, president of the Association of Algerian Scholars and a member of the Secretariat of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, and Sheikh Dr. Konate Arna is Vice President of the International University of Africa, Côte d’Ivoire. All the scholars unanimously agreed that Islam is a message of mercy to the whole world, not to a specific nation or tribe.
Sheikh Dr. Ihsan Kahwaji – Ibn Khaldun University in Turkey confirmed that the people may differ and their beliefs and opinions may differ, not only in their religious choices and beliefs but also in terms of political, cultural and social choices, and every society has the individuals with similar choices and similar character in societies, this often depends on the cultural characteristics that are created jointly.
From his part, Dr. Hussein Kvazovic said that the Muslims have become on the sidelines of events and what they offer to contemporary civilization is very little, so no voice is heard and they have no one to defend their rights, also their dignity is being trampled in some countries by feet, and their blood is shed without the slightest concern in the sight and hearing of the world. Even this situation has become so usual in the world. In addition to this, some groups have entered the arena that claim to bear the name of Islam and speak in its name.
Dr. Konate Arna said that every believer is required to work to correct the image of Islam and to show its true essence. In the same frame, Dr. Youssef Al-Husseini Al-Nadwi explained that correcting the image of Islam and Muslims is a great task for the scholars of the Islamic nation to show the truth of Islam and its purity.