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5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NURSI STUDIES IN INDIA
EDUCATION & ETHICS IN SAID NURSI’S RISALE-I NUR
Department of Arabic, Kerala University and Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture are organizing an international conference on the theme “Education & Ethics in Said Nursi’s Risale-i Nur.” The conference will be held in the Kerala University, Botany Hall from the 8th to the 9th of February, 2016.
The seminar will focus on the Risale-i Nur, a contemporary commentary on the Qur’an by the famous Muslim theologian and thinker Bediuzzaman Said Nursi.
Said Nursi, popularly known as Bediuzzaman (1876-1960) was a Muslim scholar, leader and founder of Nur community in Turkey. He believed that the conscience is illuminated by the religious sciences, the mind is illuminated by the sciences of civilization and wisdom occurs from the combination of these two. The Nur community seeks to raise individuals’ religious consciousness, which leads to ethical harmony of society, through educational system based on Nursi’s ideas.
Said Nursi was aware of a need for education in knowledge, as well as education in character. To him, education is one’s achievement to a degree of perfection in psychology, belief, moral and all aspects of life. His concern with educational theory is not with man’s worldly life, but with him as the Divine vicegerent on earth.
The conference will be inaugurated by Dr. N. Veeramanikandan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala, Dr. P. Naseer, Director, Department of Minority Welfare, Government of Kerala, Dr. P. Radhamany, Syndicate Member, University of Kerala, Prof. Faris Kaya, Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture, İhsan Kasım Salihi, The Translator of the Risale-i Nur into Arabic Language, Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture, Dr. Thajudeen A.S., Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic University of Kerala. And a theme presentation will be presented by Ashraf A., Islamic Studies Department, University of Kerala.
The seminar will have various sessions and 45 papers in two languages – Arabic and English by various prominent scholars from Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Algeria, Malaysia, and many different Indian universities of the field.
Conference Schedule and More Information: www.iikv.org/en
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