Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain participated in International Symposium on ‘Human Dignity’ at Imam Hasan Centre, Australia

Between 16th – 17th July 2016, Shaykh Arif Adulhussain was invited to present a paper on “Human Dignity: A Means for the Re-evaluation of the Qur’anic Instructions pertaining to Mu‘amalat within the Existential Scheme” for an International Symposium. The 2 day symposium titled ‘What would Prophet Muhammad do? Exploring the Meaning & Application of Human Dignity in Islam’ was held at the Imam Hasan Centre in Sydney and aimed to address contemporary issues surrounding the attempts to construct a concept of understanding human dignity.

Some of the key themes explored throughout the workshop included;

– What is the relationship between human dignity and human rights?

– How does the media insult the dignity of young Muslims?

– How can we respect the dignity of patients, particularly at the end of their life?

– What does the Qur’an say about human dignity?

– Why do terrorists ignore the concept of human dignity?

– What frameworks can we construct to understand human dignity?

– If all human beings have dignity, why are there attitudes that emphasise the physical and spiritual impurities of members outside of the Islamic tradition?

Other key scholars participating presenting in the symposium included Dr Imranali Panjwani, Prof. Liyakat Takim, Dr Mahmoud Pargoo, Dr Majid Daneshgar and many more.

To view the full programme click here

To read an abstract of Shaykh Arif’s paper click here

To view more photos from the symposium click here