2ND CONGRESS ON ISLAMIC CIVILISATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA:DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

Awqaf South Africa in partnership with The Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and the International Peace College South Africa (IPSA) are jointly organizing the 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ISLAMIC CIVILISATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA.

Islam as a religion and as a group of cultures has had a major influence in Africa since its introduction to the region. More than 60% of Africans are Muslims and numerous Muslim cultures and arts flourished in North, West, and East Africa and as a result Islam and Muslims made significant contributions in all spheres of life.

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DURATION

The Congress shall be held for three days during 4-6 MARCH 2016.
VENUE

The Congress shall take place at the SENATE HALL AT THE CAMPUS OF UKZN IN DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA.

LANGUAGE
The Symposium shall be conducted in English.

Enquiries
Email:  hasanain@awqafsa.org.za
Phone: +27 79 507 1196 (GMT +2)

 OBJECTIVES

  • Toincrease our knowledge of the history and heritage of Islam in Southern Africa
  • Make the religious and cultural heritage of Southern African Muslims better understood by themselves and other communities inside and outside the region;
  • Strengthen affinities and cooperation among Muslim and African nations and peoples by producing and disseminating Islamic and cultural knowledge;
  • Promote better understanding and dialogue amongst Muslim people and people of other faith and cultural communities;
  • Offer a forum for the true understanding of Islamic culture in the world.

THEMES

The theme of the symposium shall be “Islamic Civilization in Southern Africa: Developments and Future Perspectives”.

The sessions and papers will address the following topics:

  • Spread of Islam in Southern Africa
  • Trade and Islam Language and Islamic Literature
  • Islamic Education and Intellectual Development
  • History, Contribution, and Challenges
  • Colonialism, Apartheid & Democracy
  • Coexistence of Cultures
  • Arts and Crafts, Architecture, and Archaeology Future Perspectives
  • Muslim Media
  • Influential Muslim Figures
  • Establishment of Islamic financial institutions
  • Current community-state relations NGOs
  • Muslim Community Social Investment (CSI)

SIDE PROGRAMS
Side programs will include:

  • Gala Dinner and Cultural Evening – Friday 4th March 2016
  • Visit to former “Group Areas” Kwa Mashu, Chatsworth, Phoenix
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