ISLAMABAD, DEC 22 – Global Al-Farabi Forum concluded in the evening of December 22, a two-day event organized jointly by COMSTECH and the government of Kazakhstan.
Dr. Galimkair Mutanov, Rector, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University delivered special lecture in the concluding session of the forum. He said that the most important task for the humanity in this world is to recognize the creator who made him conscious. He informed that the Islamic civilization was formed on the basis of mind. Wisdom and science are reflected in the Islam, he mentioned. Unfortunately, the golden age of Muslim scientific glory is not appreciated today, he lamented.
He said that the reason of the decline in the Islamic society is the separation from the Islam. Islamic countries have lost education and science and extremism is increasing. He suggested that we should pay special attention to the Golden age of Muslim thought and define the issues rises in the Mulsim philosophy in relation to religion and science. He concluded his talk by mentioning the contribution of Al-Farabi and his teachings.
After his lecture one-hour long panel discussion session was held. Dr. Ehsan Masood, from UK, Dr. Nomanul Haq, Dr. Ghazna Khalid and Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary were the experts of the discussion session to answer and discuss the questions of the scholars from the audience and Dr. Khurshid Hasanain moderated this session.
Number of factors that are responsible for the current decline of science, technology, philosophy and economy in the Muslim world were discussed. Questions related to science and religions, lack of interest of the leaders in the science and technology, history of Muslims, were raised by the audience and discussed in detail.
This forum was attended by more than 100 participants in-person and virtually, and 15 national and international experts gave talks. The session was concluded with the vote of thanks by Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Coordinator General COMSTECH. Dr. Iqbal said that this kind of event actually makes us to think and any thing that make you think is most important. He assured that such forum on Pakistani world-renowned philosopher Sir Dr. Allama Mohammad Iqbal will be organized in central Asia.
Finally, shields and certificates were distributed among the speakers and participants of the event.