A seminar organized by the Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs, held on the sidelines of the Ramadan Book Fair, discussed “Islamic thought and its contribution to the advancement of civilization”.
It was moderated by Sheikh Abdullah al-Buainain and saw the participation of preacher Bashir Essam al-Marrakchi.
The book fair was organized by the Ministry of Culture, represented by the Qatar Center for Cultural and Heritage Events. It was inaugurated on Friday evening by HE Culture Minister Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad al-Thani.
Al-Marrakchi addressed the impact of religion on the individual and how the Islamic religion has clear laws in all areas, be it in thought, economy, politics or culture. He noted that the Islamic religion has a set of clear restrictions, texts and intellectual heritage that speak of the individual’s relationship with Allah and how to adhere to it, whether in the circle of worship or even outside of it.
The preacher stressed the need for Islamic thought to proceed from Islamic law for its results to be legitimate, and how necessary it is that this thought in all its discussions does not go outside the circle of the legislator. He called for the need to start dealing with many intellectual issues from an Islamic legal perspective, similar to the issue of secularism, in an attempt to relate them to reality.
Regarding what Islamic civilization has brought to all of humanity, al-Marrakchi said: “Islamic civilization is the only one that could present a material civilization…this makes it unique and unprecedented.”
“Islamic civilization, unlike others, knew how to combine the divine and spiritual aspects during the centuries of ‘darkness’ (ignorance), which was called the Middle Ages among Europeans, and at that time Muslims did not did not go through centuries of ‘darkness’ (ignorance). Rather, they had a brilliant civilization in Andalusia, Sicily, Baghdad and different parts of the Muslim world in various fields including astronomy, physics, chemistry and even politics al-Marrakchi concluded.
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