Iqbal Academy Scandinavia (IAS) and Islamic-Christian Study Centre (IKS) inviterer til
Reform in modern Islamic thought ‚Äď Iqbal as a source
Sat. 7th Nov. 2015¬†¬† 10.30 am. ‚Äď 3 pm.
Place: Islamic-Christian Study Centre, Ryesgade 30B, 2200 Kbh. N
The need to rethink Islam in the light of contemporary challenges is more than necessary. This applies particularly to Muslims in the West who are challenged to develop an Islam that corresponds with Western democracy, human rights and a number of other values.
With his ground-breaking theological-philosophical ideas and resolute call to socio-political reform of Islam, Mohammed Iqbal is still an important source of inspiration for Islamic reform.
The seminar aims to present aspects of Iqbal‚Äôs thinking about reform and some projects to shed light on reform ideas which directly or indirectly refer to Iqbal‚Äôs thinking and movement of Islamic modernism.
Introduction by Ghulam Sabir, author of the book, Religion and Physics
1st part:¬†¬†¬†¬† Moderator: dr. Safet Bektovic
10.30-11.15: Iqbal as a Social Reformer¬† Muhammad Sharif Baqa, London
11.15-12.00: Iqbal ‚Äď the relevance of his concept of God to society
Farhan Shah stud., Oslo University
2nd part¬†¬†¬† Moderator: dr.theol. Lissi Rasmussen, director of IKS
13.00-13.45: Iqbal‚Äôs message to Teachers and Educationalists
dr. Umneea Khan, The University of Western Australia¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
13.45-14.30: Islamic counselling in Denmark ‚Äď an example of reformed thoughts in Europe
14.30-15.00:¬† Coffee, discussion and conclusion