IQRA’ At Parliament of the World Religions

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Featured Article | 0 comments

IQARA’ At

Parliament of the World Religions 2015

 IQRA’ participated in the 2015 Parliament of the World Religions held in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 15-19.       Thanks to relentless commitments of its organizers and Chairman of the Board of Trustee, Imam Malik Mujahid  the event was a great success full of hope and enthusiasm for the common good of humanity and safety of our dear planet.

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IQRA’s Chairman, Dr. Abidullah Ghazi addressed the audience in two sessions.  In the first session he presented the universal position of Islam and talked about the Tawhid, Oneness of God and that we believe as Qur’an says Allah is The Lord of all worlds and Muhammad saw is Mercy to all creations of Allah swt.  Dr. Ghazi also talked about the beliefs of the Muslims that every human being belongs to the human family through Adam As and Hawwa RA.  We are all brothers and sisters, one big family.

Dr. Ghazi’s talk started an interesting discussion among the curious audience.  He summarized by saying that “Muslims are Interfaith community.”

In the second session Dr. Ghazi shared IQRA”s unique experience of developing and implementing an integrated program of Madrasah education in Singapore.  Citing the history of education in Islam he emphasized the fact that separation of ‘ILM, (Knowledge) between the secular and sacred was never the trend in educating Muslim children.  The focus of education in Islam had always been the acquisition of knowledge of the Deen of Allah swt and also the knowledge of the things created by Allah swt.  This holistic and integrated approach to knowledge acquisition is only Islamic approach and must be revived in our schools and Madaris.

Dr. Ghazi presented the successful model of Singapore /IQRA’ Madrasah curriculum and teachers’ training (human resource development) to be adopted by all full time Islamic schools and Madaris.

Dr. Ghazis’ presentation made the audience thinking about the importance of a unifying approach to curriculum development and methods of teachings.

Dr.  Ghazi also chaired two other sessions during the conference.

IQRA’s Book Service Director, Mr. Shahab Khan was represented IQRA’ in the Conference.  He remained busy sharing with the conference guests IQRA’s many projects and its unique publications.  He related to everyone the story of IARA’s unique pioneering work in the field of education for children, especially Muslim children.  Mr. Salman Ghazi, Director of IQRA’ India also attended the conference and shared IQRA” India’s work and services to the community.

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