Aligarh: Noted social activist and economist Lubna Sarwath and Dr. Kausar Fatima lamented marginilazation of Muslim women and appealed for a fresh look for their empowerment and upliftment in the light of Islamic injunctions. The two were addressing the 2-day IInd International Conference and Ist Global Islamic Reconciliation Summit.
The conference threw light on challenges faced by the Muslim Ummah (community) across the world.
In his Presidential Address, the Chief Guest of the event, AMU Vice Chancellor Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah emphasized on the promotion of education among the Muslim community. He asserted that people should give up sectarian hatred and work wholeheartedly for the unity.
Addressing the gathering of intellectuals and delegates from different parts of the country and abroad, Prof. Rashid Shaz, Director CPECAMI and ISESCO Ambassador said, â€œThis is no ordinary conference but a wake-up call for all those who care about the future of humanity.â€
Renowned Islamic scholar from Japan, Ahmed Shizaki Yuki shared his concern about the present global scenario in respect to the Muslim community.
Prof. Syed Mohammad Ali Naqvi, Chairperson, Department of Shia Theology, AMU said that it is imperative to forego our internal sectarian differences and work together to extricate the Ummah from the present difficult situation.
Maulana Asghar Imam Mahadi Salafi, Secretary General of the Jamiat Ahle Hadees Hind; Maulana Khalilur Rahman Laskar, General Secretary Markazul Maâ€™arif Assam; Dr. Ameen UsmaniÂ of Islamic Fiqh Academy, New Delhi; Saira Shah Halim and Dr. Mujtaba Farooq, former President of Welfare Party of India also addressed the inaugural session, laying emphasis on intra-religious dialogue and understanding, in order to instil confidence in the Ummah and promote a sense of bonding and cohesiveness in the true spirit of universal Islam.
The 2-day program â€“ dedicated to restoring confidence among the Muslims and their faith allies â€“ will address some of the major policy issues: Muslims and their Faith Allies in 2030- A Future Roadmap, the Idea of a New Aligarh: Spearheading the Second Aligarh Movement, the Future of Science Education in Madaris: Reviving the Qurtaba Model and the Muslim Personal Law as well as the major Policy Announcements during the Reconciliation Summit.