The First International Conference -

 

Faculty of Islamic and Arabic Studies in Daydamoun, Ash-Sharqiyah (for Boys)

 

In Cooperation with:

 

Faculty of Postgraduate Studies in Arabic and Islamic Law Studies, Cairo

 

September, 25-27th 2021

 

Discussing:

Moderation: Provenance and Application, and Its Role in Achieving Individual and Societal Security

Vision and Mission

 

 

Vision:

Moderation is a way of life, a path to survival, a style of pursuit, a practice and an attitude.

 

Mission:

To deliver a concept of Moderation that is:

  • Based on: Islamic principles, humane orientations and Al-Azhar's approach
  • Characterized by: stability and soundness
  • Supported by: temperance with no tolerance towards stagnation

 

 

 

Sponsorship:

 

The conference sponsored by:

  • Prof. Ahmed At-Tayeb: The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar  
  • Prof. Ahmed Hussein Al-Mahrasawy: President of Al-Azhar University
  • Prof. Muhammad Abu-Zayd Al-Amir: Vice President of Al-Azhar University for Lower Egypt
  • Prof. Mahmoud Seddiq: Vice President of Al-Azhar University for Postgraduate Studies and Research

 

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The Faculty of Islamic and Arabic Studies in Daydamoun, Ash-Sharqiyah (for Boys) in cooperation with Faculty of Postgraduate studies in Arabic and Islamic law studies hold their first international conference on:

Moderation: Provenance and Application, and Its Role in Achieving Individual and Societal Security

 

The event shall be established at the campus of the Faculty of postgraduate studies, Al-Azhar University in Nasr City, Cairo.

During the period: 25/9/2021 to 27/9/2021

 

 

 

Under the presidency of:

  • Prof. Ahmed Muhammad Tawfiq Al-Sudany: Dean of the Faculty of Islamic and Arabic Studies in Daydamoun, Ash-Sharqiyah (for Boys)
  • Prof. Abdullah Abdul-Ghany Sarhan: Dean of the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, Cairo

Conference Rapporteurs:

  • Prof. Lutfy Khaled El Gohary: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Islamic and Arabic Studies in Daydamoun, Ash-Sharqiyah (for Boys)

Prof. Muhammad Hassan Sabatan: Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, Cairo

Secretary of the Conference:

  • Prof. Hesham As-Sa’dany

 

 

 

Introduction

 

   Praises be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds, who revealed his book in a clear Arabic language, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet – Muhammad ,  whose sunnah is clear of any doubts, and on his family, companions and  his people (ummah).

 

   Foregoing, the importance of moderation lies in its firm belief in pluralism; its constant seeking towards achieving a comprehensive and tolerant environment that respects peers and refuses violence; its openness to discourse with everyone while neither stretching towards goals nor neglecting principles and traditions. While taking the margins of expectations and reality, the contrast between what is constant and what is variable; the roots and the branches and the jurisprudence of priorities into consideration.

 

 

   Moreover, the thoroughness of moderation implies that it does not necessarily have to be between faith and disbelief, obedience and rebellion, truth and falsehood. This does not mean that moderation implies inaction and retreat nor does it imply cowardice regarding taking actions. It rather implies moderation between over indulgence and abstinence, extravagance and thrift and monopoly and monopsony.

 

 

   Undoubtedly, The Holy Qur’an has acknowledged the moderation of the Islamic Nation in God’s  saying: “And thus we have made you a just community so that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you.” [2:143]

This is not merely an honor to the Islamic nation but rather a mandate and a sworn troth by the entire ummah that should be carried out flawlessly, just as sworn.

 

 

   Wisdom is the Islamic Nation’s scarcity, individually and collectively; for it seeks truth regardless of its holder’s transgressions and delusions. It then compiles it into its overall character. There, one can be juror between the conflicting sides, ratifying truth with reason and proof and falsifying falsehood without transgression or humiliation. Heritage is looked into without exaggeration nor underestimation, and people are not categorized into saints or devils.

 

   We realize that the issue of moderation (just like religious attitude) is still relatively new, in theory and practice, and that it needs further intensive research and studying on all fronts; economic, social, etc. It also needs further establishment on firmer grounds as well as spreading between people so that it may truly become a way of life, a path to salvation, a manner of dealing, a practice and an attitude that will grant individual and societal security.

 

   Accordingly, there was a dire need of innovative intellectual, scholarly and cultural efforts, all to the formulation of centrist thought through careful research, planning, execution and spreading so that individuals and society may rejoice in peace and security. And so was decided the topic of our conference so that thoughts may intersect, and minds may meet around moderation with the goal of spreading it in the plethora of other societies.

 

 

Issues of the Conference:

The issues in question in the conference are:

  1. What is Moderation? What are its means and methods, and what are its most practical mechanisms?
  2. Is the concept of moderation only regarding religious moderation or can there be economical and societal forms of moderation?
  3. What is the domain in which moderation resides? Is it tradition and fundamentals, or means and methods?
  4. The extent of moderation’s influence in achieving individual and societal security.

 

 

Goals of the Conference:

  1. To spread and introduce Islam’s moderate message among nations
  2. To call for a common agreement between all people of all nations fulfilling humanly brotherhood, a concept that is deeply cherished and fostered by Prof. Ahmed Muhammad At-Tayeb, the Grand Imam, and what that achieves in terms of tolerance, respect and discourse leading to the establishment of middle grounds and common agreements resulting in the desired individual and societal security.
  3. Strengthen, reinforce and defend the values of freedom, justice, and human rights, for these are the foundation of the message of Islamic moderation.
  4. Strengthen and reinforce women’s roles in building communities and contributing to their intellectual and cultural activities
  5. Studying the nation’s intellectual issues and delivering centrist vision, programs and solutions to overcome them.
  6. Working by all means and processes to face destructive thought and anti-Islamic movements and cultural concerns internally and externally through spreading centrist thought that serves nations’ agendas.
  7. Working towards facing exaggeration in religion and stray interpretations of its text according to Islam’s moderation, tolerance and inclusiveness in its doctrine, law, worship, dealing, thought and practice.
  8. Establishing an international order of trustworthy scholars to form an international council and a global forum concerning moderation to shed light upon moderation’s concepts and how to achieve it between nations’ individuals and institutions and strengthen their ability to fulfill its civilizational role and establish individual and societal security.

 

 

Title of the Conference:

Moderation: Provenance and Application, and Its Role in Achieving Individual and Societal Security

 

Pillars of the Conference:

1- First Pillar: Moderation in religious and doctrinal issues and its role in achieving societal and individual security

  1. Originating moderation, its general parameters and the means of reaching it.
  2. Moderation and the principle of free creed.
  3. Features of moderation in the Holy Qur’an and The Sunnah.
  4. Characteristics of Moderation as represented in the methodologies of Exegetes of the Quran
  5. Characteristics of Moderation as represented in the methodologies of the scholars of Prophetic Traditions.

2- Second Pillar: Moderation in Arabic studies and its role in achieving individual and societal security.

  1. Moderate thought in Arabic literature.
  2. Moderate manifestations in Arabic poetry and their purposes.
  3. Moderate thought in Arabic rhetoric and Qur’anic imitability.
  4. Moderate opinions in Arabic syntax.
  5. Moderation in Arabic lexicology.

3- Third Pillar: Intellectual moderation and its role in achieving individual and societal security.

  1. The premises and principles of intellectual moderation
  2. The characteristics of the centrist movement in the intellectual field.
  3. Intellectual pluralism and its influence on achieving security.
  4. Intellectual moderation and its relation to civilizational dialogue and its influence on achieving individual and societal security
  5. Moderation against ideological and moral invasion

4- Fourth Pillar: Moderate law and lawmaking and their role in achieving individual and societal security.

  1. Moderation and its relation to jurisprudence
  2. Moderation’s applications in jurisprudence’s issues and theories.
  3. The entity of Islamic economics and its dialecticism
  4. Moderation’s manifestations between public and private properties and its influence on achieving individual and societal security
  5. Moderation between Islamic and man-made economics
  6. Economical crises and how to fix them
  7. Moderation in: work, production and consumption
  8. Moderation between employers and employees
  9. Moderation being the balance to economical knowledge

 

5- Fifth Pillar: Societal moderation and its role in achieving individual and societal security.

  1. Moderation in women and children’s issues and its influence on achieving individual and societal security
  2. The heritage system in Islam and its centrist dimensions
  3. Moderation in marriage and divorce contracts
  4. Citizenship jurisprudence and its influence on achieving individual and societal security.
  5. Media and its role in spreading moderation

 

6- Sixth Pillar: The moderation of Al-Azhar curriculum its religious and educational institutions in the origination and application of moderation.

  1. Council of Senior Scholars
  2. Academy of Islamic Research
  3. Fatwa Council, Al-Azhar
  4. Faculty of Postgraduate Studies
  5. Al-Azhar Academy for Training Imams and Preachers
  6. Institutions of pre-university and university education

 

Participating Conditions

  • Concerned research or working paper should be conforming to the conference’s pillars 
  • Research should be according to scholarly standards and unpublished before
  • Researches and working papers should not exceed 30 pages and 5 pages, respectively, in addition to C.V.
  • Researches and working papers are sent through provided applications in the form of MS Word documents
  • Researches and working papers, whether accepted or not, are not sent back to the researchers.
  • Researches and working papers are peer reviewed by the conference’s scholarly committee
  • Participation is open to all researchers, teachers, PhD students, and Masters students.
  • Joint researches are accepted provided there are only two researchers per research
  • Researches should be solely for the conference’s purpose and should not be re-submitted in different context. This is automatically agreed on the researcher’s own accord as soon as a research is submitted
  • Each researcher should submit an extract in both Arabic and English with no less than three keywords and at most 250 words with the research’s title in a Bold 16pt Traditional Arabic font, The researchers name as it will appear in the conference’s certificates and official documents in a Bold 14pt font, his affiliated institution in a Bold 14pt font. The extract’s text should be in 12pt font single spaced *الحاشية*
  • Arabic, English and French are the accepted languages for submitting demonstrations and researches in the conference. Participants who wish to deliver live speeches will receive symbolic gifts along with the conference’s package

 

Conditions for publication of extracts:

  • Researches should essentially contain: the study’s title, the researcher’s/researchers’ name/s the way it should be displayed on the conference’s certificate, affiliated educational institution, the extract in both English and Arabic, keywords, introduction, sources and references.
  • Arabic numerals [1-2-3] should be used throughout the entire research

Note: Any research that does not abide by these rules will be immediately disqualified.

 

Event’s fees: Present

 

Fees’ Details:

  1. Live participation with research and speech delivery: $350 for non-Egyptians. For peer review, publication and 10 off copies along with the conference’s leaflets
  2. For joint researches the first researcher pays $350 while the second pays $200 if they both wish to attend the conference on ground
  3. Attendees with no research should pay $200
  4. Online submission of research along with video conferencing speech delivery requires $200
  5. No company is allowed

 

Egyptian researchers should pay LE2500, residence and transportation excluded.

 

Key Dates:

Extract submission starts on Sat – 1/5/2021 until Wed – 30/6/2021

Extract submissions are answered to until Thu 1/7/2021

Research submission starts on Tue - 1/7/2021 until Tue - 31/8/2021

Conference’s event date: Sat to Mon 25/9/2021 - 27/9/2021

 

Organizers: Public University

Organizer’s Identification: The Faculty of Islamic and Arabic Studies in Daydamoun, Ash-Sharqiyah (for Boys) in cooperation with: Cairo’s Faculty of Postgraduate Studies in Arabic and Islamic law Studies, Al-Azhar University

 

Contact information:

E-mail: conferencediadymon@azhar.edu.eg

Phone No. +201501607025

Bank Accounts:

Egyptian:  4265001268037401014

Dollar: 4265001268037400011

Secretary of the conference: Prof. Hesham As-Sa’dany Khalifa

 

Conference’s Location:

Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.

Note: Contact is only through email.

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