International Conference on Qur’anic Interpretation in India concluded successfully

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    Inaugural International Conference on Qur’anic Interpretation in India (ICQI-1) was held at the DHIU Central Campus on 19 to 20 March, 2016. The two day academic conference was organized by the postgraduate department of Qur’an& Related Sciences. Arranged in 10 sessions, more than 50 research papers were presented while English and Arabic were the conference languages.

Prof. Dr. Radwan Jamal Elatrash, University of Jordan, inaugurated the international conference. Dr. M.K. Muneer (Hon. Minister of the Social Welfare, Govt. of Kerala), Hon. P.V Abdul Wahab (Member of the Parliament, India), Sayyid Muhammad Koya Jamalullayl (Calicut Qazi) and Panakkad Sayyid Munavvar Ali Shihab were the chief guests of the Inaugural Session.

Prof. Emeritus Dr. N.A.M. Abdul Kader (University of Calicut), Prof. Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan (International Islamic University Malaysia), Dr. Fayaz Ahmad Barakati (Assunnah Foundation, Mumbai), Dr. Muneer Hudawi Mavur and M.K Jabir Ali Hudawi (Registrar, DHIU), Dr. Cherif Gouich (University of Oran, Algeria) and Dr. Sam’an Nadwi (Al Jamia Al Islamiyyah, Bhatkal) chaired different academic sessions.

The valedictory session was chaired by Prof. Dr. Bahauddeen Muhammed Nadwi, the Vice Chancellor of DHIU. Hon. P.K. Abdu Rab (Minister of Education, Govt. of Kerala) was the chief guest of the session. Prof. Dr. Israr Ahmad Khan from the Department of Qur’an& Sunnah Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia, delivered the keynote address on the topic: “Coherence the Most Viable Methodology of Qur’anic Interpretation: The Indian Perspective”. Suhail Hidaya Hudawi delivered his welcome remarks and C.H. Shareef Hudawi extended the vote of thanks.

Scholars from different national and international universities, prominent academicians and students were among those who presented papers and delivered lectures at the conference. The conference by and large tried to set a wider platform for the academics to exchange their knowledge highlighting the contributions of Indian Subcontinent to the field of Qur’anic Studies.

In the next year, the second edition of ICQI will discuss the translations of the Qur’an- said the organizers.