The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO),
in cooperation with the Islamic Fiqh Academy of India and the
Delhi University, will hold an academic symposium on Religious and
Methodological Rules of Dialogue among Followers of Religions, in
New Delhi on April 22-24.
The symposium aims at addressing the issue of dialogue among
followers of religions in the light the purposes of the Islamic
Shariah, and presenting the religious underlying aspects of
The symposium will also seek to urge
scholars and religious sciences students to adopt the principle of
Ijtihad in the jurisprudence and ethics of dialogue, classify
religious rules as a way to prove the vitality of the Sharia and
its ability to resolve disputes, and present the Sharia as a
guiding line for Muslims, according to an ISESCO statement.
During this event, 30 academic research papers will be presented
by a host of Indian scholars.
Also, participants will discuss the
following topics: roots and bases of the jurisprudence of
dialogue; the jurisprudence of dialogue in the light of the Holy
Quran and the Sunnah; dialogue in the Islamic jurisprudence; the
religious basics of mutual understanding and rapprochement with
followers of religions, the religious and methodological rules of
Revealed religions in the Holy Quran
and the Sunnah; the religious rules to establish communication
with followers of religions; dialogue to highlight common values
of coexistence among followers of religions; and methods of
dialogue with followers of Indian religions in the light of the
ISESCO will be represented in this
symposium by Dr Abdelilah Benarafa, Expert in cultural diversity
and policies at the Culture and Communication Directorate.