International Symposium on Practice of Coexistence in Islamic Culture to be held in Baku

16 April, 2020

International Symposium on Practice of Coexistence in Islamic Culture organized jointly by the Faculty of Islamic Studies of Kirikkale University and Azerbaijan Institute of Theology will be held on April 16-17, 2020, in Baku.

The symposium aims to establish existing opportunities for coexistence between Azerbaijan and Turkey in the context of Islamic culture; identify, protect and immortalize the contributions of specialists and scholars taking advantage of the practice of coexistence between Muslim societies and pass it on to future generations; establish, promote and determine the possibilities of application of the coexistence practice and its possible role in the future; contribute to the spread of scientific, political, social and individual works on the practice of coexistence in Islamic culture and ensure the healthy and sustainable reinforcement of ties between Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Deadline for the participation in the symposium is February 16, 2020. The word count for summaries is 300-350. Author’s full name, affiliation, academic degree (if available) and e-mail address should follow the title of the summary. Keywords should be written beneath the author’s name in the language of summary. The text of summary should be in A4 paper size, Times New Roman 12 pt font, with single space, left and right page margins of 3-1 cm, top and bott om of 2 cm in Azerbaijani, Turkish, English or Russian. Summaries should be sent to symposiumbaku@ait.edu.az.

Summaries can be submitted on the following topics: The conceptual framework of coexistence principles in Muslim culture; the necessity of coexistence, factors that foster the culture of coexistence; the practice of coexistence in societies; model personalities contributing to the culture of living together; obstacles for coexistence; the concept of society in the minds of Muslims; the influence of the globalization on the coexistence (racism, sexual discrimination, violence, distribution of income, etc.) the influence of Islamic literature on intersocietal integration; the contribution of education to a culture of coexistence; educational curriculum and coexistence culture (period of pre-school, primary, secondary education, higher education); the production of information based on mental and scientific findings; distribution of knowledge in the context of equality case; the mobility of students and teachers in education; the contribution of religious education to coexistience culture; contribution of pre-school religious education to coexistence; practice of coexistence in various fields; unifying function of Islam and denominations; contributions of political and economic Islamic denominations to the culture of coexistence; the influence of Fiqh science on coexistence culture (ahliyat, istishara, amanat, justice, etc.); examples of coexistence in Islamic history; concept of true religion in Kalam science (fatalism, the concepts of God and the universe); negative influences on coexistence in the context of prejudice, fanaticism and tekfir and emphasis of coexistence in Hadith literature.

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