Seminar om reform i moderne islamisk tænkning


Iqbal Academy Scandinavia (IAS) and Islamic-Christian Study Centre (IKS) inviterer til

Iqbal-seminar 2015:

Reform in modern Islamic thought – Iqbal as a source

Sat. 7th Nov. 2015   10.30 am. – 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’s thinking about reform and some projects to shed light on reform ideas which directly or indirectly refer to Iqbal’s 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 – the relevance of his concept of God to society

Farhan Shah stud., Oslo University

12.00-12.30: Discussion              

12.30-13.00: LUNCH

2nd part    Moderator: dr.theol. Lissi Rasmussen, director of IKS

13.00-13.45: Iqbal’s message to Teachers and Educationalists

dr. Umneea Khan, The University of Western Australia                     

13.45-14.30: Islamic counselling in Denmark – an example of reformed thoughts in Europe

Naveed Baig                                                  

14.30-15.00:  Coffee, discussion and conclusion

Registration for participation no later than the 1st November to iks@ikstudiecenter.dk