The 8th Annual Islamic Scholars Meeting, organized by the Union of Scholars and Madrasahs (ITTIHADUL ULEMA), will convene at the union's headquarters in Diyarbakır next weekend.
Officials from ITTIHADUL ULEMA recently held a press conference to provide insights into the upcoming "Scholars Meeting" event, shedding light on the purpose of this year's theme, "Guiding Islamic Awakening," participants, and sessions.
Mullah Beşir Şimşek, Vice President of ITTIHADUL ULEMA, addressed the local and national press members, outlining the purpose and agenda of the meeting. He emphasized that the two-day event will delve into the role of scholars (ulema) in addressing critical societal issues and guiding the Islamic awakening. The discussions will encompass a wide range of topics, including family preservation, combating racism, the Kurdish issue, fostering communication with young people, and upholding core human values.
Şimşek then proceeded to share details about the program, highlighting that the meeting has been an international gathering since its inception in 2015.
"Our event, attended by distinguished ulema from Islamic countries such as Türkiye, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Afghanistan, Qatar, Lebanon, and Jordan, will take place at our headquarters in Diyarbakır from September 30 to October 1 this year, focusing on the theme of 'Guiding Islamic Awakening’," Şimşek noted.
Şimšek elucidated the primary objective of the program, stating: "Our main purpose for organizing this meeting for the 8th time is to unite ulema from the Islamic World, especially those in Kurdish populated regions, at common intersections. We aim to develop solutions to prevailing issues in the Islamic world and take a leading role in its advancement."
Highlighting that this year's edition was influenced by topics previously discussed by scholars, Şimşek added: "In this context, we will tackle important subjects, including family preservation, addressing tribalism and the Kurdish issue, enhancing communication with young people, safeguarding the fundamental values of nature and humanity, as well as the challenges faced by women influenced by Western culture. Scholars will deliberate their perspectives and proposed actions on crucial issues like the role of scholars in addressing social concerns, guiding the Islamic awakening, and topics such as Saladin Ayyubi and Jerusalem. Their insights and solutions will be shared with the public through a final declaration prepared as a result of the meeting."
The 8th Annual Islamic Scholars Meeting promises to be an impactful platform for addressing pressing issues within the Islamic world and fostering unity among scholars from diverse backgrounds. The event aims to provide a forum for dialogue, reflection, and the development of practical solutions for the benefit of the wider Muslim community. (ILKHA)
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