A two-day international online Quran Conference began at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Thursday to shed light on the modern, thematic, scientific and philosophical perspectives of contemporary trends of Quranic exegeses.
The conference has been organised by the Department of Quran and Tafseer, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies. The inaugural session was presided over by AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zia Ul-Qayyum, while Prof Dr Muhammad Hammad Likhvi, Dean, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Punjab University (PU) was the chief guest.
Former Dean, Faculty of Principles of Religion, Al-Azhar University, Egypt, Muhammad Ur- Rasakhikh Almisri Alazhari conducted the plenary session on "Contemporary Trends in Quranic Exegeses: Principles & Rules". During his keynote address, he highlighted that Quran has the unique privilege to be a source of guidance for humanity till doomsday. He said divine Quranic guidance is practically enlightening in its essence with respect to rationality and spirituality.
On the first day of the conference, various scholars shed light on modern, thematic, scientific and philosophical perspectives of contemporary trends of Quranic exegeses. The speakers also concluded that the majority of the issues faced by Muslim Ummah today are grounded in their ignorance of the true Quranic message.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2021.