Hyderabad: Two day National Seminar “Islamic Studies: Concept, Present Scenario and Future” organized by Department of Islamic Studies, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) in collaboration with Henry Martyn Institute (HMI), Hyderabad ended yesterday.
The valedictory was held at Henry Martyn Institute, Hyderabad. Prof. Ayub Khan, Pro Vice- Chancellor, MANUU in his presidential remarks pointed out that Islamic teachings encourage the aptitude of research and enquiry.
Prof. Saud Alam Qasmi, Eminent Scholar from Aligarh Muslim University, Chief Guest of the valedictory, described the theme of the seminar as unique and very relevant.
Dr. Packiam T. Samuel, Director, HMI, expressed satisfaction over the successful conduct of the seminar and indicated his desire to continue collaboration with the department of Islamic Studies, MANUU.
Prof. Mohd. Fahim Akhtar, HoD & Director, Seminar, presented a brief report of the seminar and expressed his gratitude towards HMI, Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice-Chancellor, PVC, faculty and students of the department. Dr. Victor Edwin, Guest of Honour also addressed.
Dr Mohd. Irfan Ahmad, Convenor presented a detailed report. Dr. Waheedullah Multani welcomed the
Total 5 technical sessions were part of the two day deliberations. Scholars from various parts of the country discussed at length about the advent of the concept of Islamic Studies, its evolution, present scenario and need to revise the syllabus in tandem with the contemporary changes, new topics of research with reference to the future of Islamic Studies and necessity to link the subject with the prospects of employment.