Islamabad: Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood said that a road map should be defined for reforming the society, following which the new generation can start a good life.
He expressed these views while addressing a two-day international conference on ‘Tradition and Modernity in Islamic Thought: Contemporary and Historical Perspective’ organised by the Department of Islamic Thought, History and Culture, Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies, AIOU. At the outset, the VC further said that we must come out of our own confines to listen to others and foster a culture of conversation and that is how the atmosphere of cooperation and equality will be established in society.
Dr Sami Ullah Zubairi Assistant Professor Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies Allama Iqbal Open University presented his paper on ‘Modernity and its effects in the Arab world’ and also held the Arabic English session with foreign professors.
More than 100 Islamic scholars and professors from across the world participated in the two-day international conference Dr Mohyuddin Hashmi, Dean Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies , AIOU thanked the scholars and professors for their valuable inputs through research papers.
Dr Mohyuddin Hashmi congratulated the organizers of the conference and thanked the national and international participants. Former Chairman, the Council of Islamic Ideology, Dr. Muhammad Khalid Masood was the chief guest at the opening session of the conference while Professor Emeritus, Bath Spa University, UK, Dr. Iftikhar Malik was the keynote speaker. Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Muhammad Khalid Masood said that there is no more difference between East and West as both nations are moving forward together.