In the last paragraph of the conclusion of his newly published monograph, 'Introducing Islamicjerusalem', Professor Abd al-Fattah El-Awaisi argues that Several supporting evidences have been provided to support the author’s central argument that Islamicjerusalem is not exclusive but inclusive and should be opened up “to everyone in the universe”, as stated in the Qur’an Lil‘alamin (Qur’an, 21:71), “so that you should get to know one another” Li ta‘arafu (Qur'an, 49:13), not that you may despise each other.
Introducing Islamicjerusalem can be a challenging issue for those in academic, religious, and political establishments who are interested in the region and who may have difficulty accepting this new concept – since it may go beyond their political or religious agenda and attachments. Others may even have difficulty with innovation and new ideas. To advance such knowledge, understanding, definitions and approaches is also indeed to challenge long-established traditionalist and Orientalist claims.
The conference will focus on the challenging issues presented in Professor El-Awaisi’s latest monograph. This will include:
•The new concept and definitions of Islamicjerusalem and Islamicjerusalem Studies.
•The Barakah Circle Theory of Islamicjerusalem and the geographical location and boundaries of Islamicjerusalem.
•The new terminology, the land of Amal (Hope) and the Prophet’s strategic plan which he himself drew up for Islamicjerusalem.
•The vision of Islamicjerusalem as a model for conflict resolution.
•The vision of Islamicjerusalem as a model for Multiculturalism and a unique global common space.
Dr Maher Abu Munshar
Centre for Islamicjerusalem Studies
124 Blackness Road
Tel: 0044 1382 908070
Fax: 0044 1382 908077 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.almi.abdn.ac.uk
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