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    ICESCO and Imam Maturidi Center in Uzbekistan hold a Symposium on Scholars of Islamic East

    20 May 2022

    The Imam Maturidi International Scientific Research Center of the International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan in the Republic of Uzbekistan, in cooperation with the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), held an International Symposium under the theme: “Contributions of Scholars of the Islamic East to the Development of Islamic Civilization” to introduce the achievements of scholars in the Central Asian region and their cultural contributions.

    The Symposium, which was held on Thursday, May 19, 2022, via videoconference, saw the participation of the Adviser to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the President of the International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan in Scientific and Innovative Affairs, the Head of the Department of Muslims of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Grand Mufti, and the Director of the Research Center for Islamic History, Arts and Culture (IRCICA), the Head of the Department of Muslims of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Grand Mufti, the Director of the Institute of Islamic Civilization at the National University of Malaysia and several representatives of Member States.

    In a recorded speech broadcast during the opening session of the Symposium, Dr. Abdelilah Benarfa, ICESCO Deputy Director-General (DG), reaffirmed, that the Organization aims to introduce the great civilizational role of scholars of the East, through its action plans, its new vision, and its civilizational program “ICESCO Roads towards the Future”, highlighting the importance of cooperation in establishing relations, raising awareness and increasing the visibility of the role of distinguished scholars and their contributions to humanity throughout history.

    After the opening session, Mr. Bilel Chebbi, Expert at ICESCO Culture and Communication Sector, moderated the third scientific session, which touched upon the theme: The Impact of Muslim Scholars on the Development of Science, where he focused on introducing ICESCO’s civilizational vision in the cultural field, the activities of the Islamic Heritage Center and the Organization’s role in safeguarding the heritage of the Islamic world and inscribing historical sites and cultural elements on the Islamic World Heritage List, as well as the role of scholars of the Islamic East in building cities and human civilizations, based on the correct sciences that they have developed throughout history.

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