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5th Islamic Seminar by KKIC from February 25 – 28

Sunday, February 23, 2020

5th Islamic Seminar  by KKIC from February 25 – 28

The 5th Islamic Seminar 2020, organized by KKIC, is being held at Farwaniya Garden Grounds from February 25 – 28, under the aegis of Dr. Fahad Mohammad Mohsin Afasy, Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Kuwait

The seminar is themed ‘Religion, Nationhood and Humanity’ and is the fifth in a series of events held in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2017. The event aims to tackle the challenges created by narrow religious fundamentalism and muscular nationalism that are threatening the religious harmony in our social fabric.

In addition to providing awareness on Islam to the Malayalam speaking community in Kuwait, the seminar also features a 4-day exhibition for a wider audience titled Science 2.0. The event is open for all visitors, irrespective of religious and other partisan differences.

Religion, Nationhood and Humanity

Religion, nationhood and humanity are hot topics in our current political climate. Religion is the way to salvation for mankind. Islam is the guidance provided by the creator to humanity, and is valid for all times.

However, manmade ideologies are time bound, and are relevant only for a certain period, tackling only a limited range of human issues. They cannot triumph over the test of time. Ironically, some modern day thinkers like to argue that religion is the root cause of all of mankind’s problems.

Nationalism is a double-edged sword. Historically, it has been invoked by political powers to sow discord and divide the people with ulterior motives. Nationalism has served to polarize communities, stoke hatred, oppress the masses and trigger innumerous wars and conflicts, leading to the redefinition of national boundaries.

Nationalism is the emotion that arises in a population driven by a combination of virulent patriotism and pride. In a pluralistic country like India, any attempt to build a monolithic structure will only endanger its social fabric. Further, when a religion becomes the defining theme of nationhood, the problems get compounded.

The inability of our current political dispensation to understand the real idea of India is the crisis facing us today. Patriotism is innate in every man. Islam doesn’t deny this natural tendency in all of us.

In a country that gives freedom of religion, every Muslim is bound to be faithful to it. In Islam, nationhood is founded on humanitarian values. Human values cannot be based on manmade ideologies. The human intellect is incapable of figuring out the values that ultimately benefit mankind. Values cannot change based on time, place or other factors. Which is why we are in need of divine guidance.

What raises a person’s rank in the eyes of Allah are not his nationality, color, wealth or other worldly criteria, but it’s only his moral uprightness.


Seminar programs:

14 sessions over 4 days

Citizenship rights conference

Souhrida Sangamam

Sneha Sangamam

Art of parenting

Panel discussion

Madras Alumni

(Separate sessions for children, teenagers and women are available.)

4-day exhibition – Science 2.0

Health class

Play pen for kids under 4 years old



Seminar Inauguration:

Sheikh Farid Imadi (Undersecretary Religious Affairs Ministry)

Exhibition inauguration: Mohammed Haif Al Mutairi (Kuwait MP)

Souvenir presentation: Sheikh Falah Khalid Al Mutairi (Chairman Indian
Continental Committee, Jamiyat Ihya Thurasul Islami)

Chief Guest: ET Mohammad Basheer MP

Closing Ceremony Inauguration: Shiekh Dawood Al Asousi (Asst Undersecretary Religious Affairs)

Guests:

Sheikh Farid Imadi (Undersecretary, Ministry of Religious Affairs)

Shiekh Dawood Al Asousi (Assistant Undersecretary Religious Affairs)

Sheikh Fahad Al Daihani (Assistant Undersecretary Religious Affairs) ET
Mohammad Basheer (Indian MP)
Mohammad Haif Al Mutairi (Kuwait MP)

Sheikh Tariq Sami Sultan Al Issa (Chairman Jamiat Ihya Thurasul Islami)

Sheikh Falah Khalid Al Mutairi (Chairman Indian Continental Committee Jamiat Ihya Thurasul Islami)
Sheikh Saud Al Hashaf (Awqaf Ministry)

Sheikh Badar Al Nasafi (Awqaf Ministry)

Sheikh Khalid Al Umar (Awqaf Ministry)
Sheikh Jassem Mohammed Al Hajji (Ihya Thurasul Islami, Khaitan)
Dr Mohammad Hamoud Al Najdi (Chairman Fatwa Board, Ihya Thuras Islami)
Yusuf Shuaib (Head of Jaliat Department, Masjid Al Kabir, Kuwait)
Fahad Al Jenfawi (Director Cultural Affairs Kuwait)
Dr Farhan Al Ubaidi (Ihaya Thurasul Islami, Jahra)
Sheikh Khalid Al Hindi (Patients Helping Fund Society)
Sheikh Abdullah Abdul Lateef Liffan
Kunjimohammad Madani Parapoor (VP Wisdom Islamic Organization)
TK Ashraf (GS Wisdom Islamic Organization)
Hussain Salafi (President UAE Islahi Center)
Harris Bin Saleem (CEO Peace Radio)
Mujahid Balussery
Abdulrasheed Kuttampur
Sijrajul Islam Balushery
Ameena Al Tamimi (Awqaf Ministry)
Dr Mufassila
Dr Afsheena
Dr Rashmi Richard

Science 2.0 (Multimedia gallery: Journey through revelation, Feb, 25-28, 2020, Farwaniya Garden Ground)
The exhibition covers a range of topics including the divine origins of Quran, the fundamentals of its guidance, the accuracy of its scientific and historical claims, and its linguistic eloquence. The exhibition presents a golden opportunity for people of all backgrounds to have a taste of Quran’s divine authorship. There are also Guidance Corners to answer the doubts of visitors on the topics.

Inauguration
25th Friday, 5 pm
Mohammad Haif Al Mutairi (MP)
Exhibition time: February 25th, 8-10 pm; February 26th-28th – 8 am to 10 pm




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