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The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics To Hold  "Education and Ethics" seminar at Oxford University

The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), a member of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, is preparing to host a highly specialised three-day ‘Education and Ethics’ seminar at the prestigious Oxford University in the United Kingdom this week.

The seminar will take place at the University’s Middle East Centre from 22nd and 24th April 2014. The seminar will address two paramount questions: ‘What are the objectives of education in Islam?’ and ‘how should natural and social sciences be integrated in Islamic/religious studies curricula?’

The sixth in a series organised by CILE, the event brings together Islamic scholars and specialists in one forum to tackle key issues in various fields and professions, namely, migration, human rights, methodology, bioethics, environment, politics, food, psychology, media, arts, gender issues, education and economics.

The seminar’s delegates include four prominent scholars specialised in Islamic scriptural text and four remarkable experts in the field of education. They include Prof. Ahmed Al-Daghaishi, Professor of Islamic Pedagogy and Philosophy in College of Education in Sana'a University; Sheikh Wim Van Ael, Lecturer in the Islamic University of Rotterdam; Dr Ahmed Jaballah, Dean of the European Institute of Human Science in Paris; Dr Khalid Samadi, Director of the Executive Office of the Moroccan Center for Studies and Educational Research; Dr Said Ismail Aly, Member of the National Council for Education and Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt; Dr Omar Faruk Korkmaz, Director of Sedav Institute for Continuous Learning and Solidarity in Turkey; Dr khaled Hanafy, Dean of the European Institute of Human Science in Frankfurt; and Dr Farid Panjwani, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education.

CILE’s Executive Director Professor Tariq Ramadan, along with Chauki Lazhar, CILE Deputy Director, and Fethi Ahmed, CILE Research Coordinator, will also take part.

CILE was created in 2012 as a centre specialising in Islamic legislation and ethical thought with a focus on applied ethics. With a vision of reform and renewal guided by the fundamental principles of the Holy Qur’an, Sunna and the higher objectives of Islam, the centre aims to provide a methodological and theoretical framework that contributes to practical applications which transform reality to bring about a more just and ethical world.

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