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Islamic University In Uganda Participates In The 5th Islamic Universities Conference In Tanzania

  • 26th November, 2023 10:27am
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The Islamic Universities Conference is an important event that brings together scholars, educators, and leaders from Islamic Universities and Organizations to discuss various aspects of education, research, and development within the context of Islamic teachings and principles. These conferences serve as a platform for sharing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and addressing contemporary challenges facing the Islamic world.

The 5th Islamic Universities Conference was hosted by the Muslim University of Morogoro (MUM) in collaboration with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). It started on Friday the 17th and ended on Sunday the 19th of November under the theme “Major Trends in the Islamic Intellectual Thought: Challenges and Prospects”. The conference covered a wide range of subthemes including Contemporary Thought, Knowledge, Islamophobia, and Culture and Civilization.

At the conference, IUIU was represented by a delegation of eight university staff under the able leadership of Dr. Jamil Serwanga (Vice Rector Academic Affairs) who was among the researchers and presented a paper at the conference titled ‘Islamic Socio-economic Development Principles: Prospects and Challenges with Empirical Evidence from Uganda’. Others among the delegation were Dr. Halima Wakabi Akbar (Academic Registrar) who presented on ‘IOK Teaching Material’s Writing Process in East African Universities: Challenges and Prospects’; the Director of Research, Publications, and Innovation (RPI) Dr. Maimuna Nimulola Aminah presented a research paper on ‘African Islamic Universities’ Role in the Integration of Knowledge: The Case of Textbook Writing’.

The Deputy Director of IUIU Kampala Campus, Dr. Kasozi Edriisa Sinani presented on ‘Teaching Methods for Islamic Law Courses to Students from Diverse Religious Backgrounds: Experience of the Faculty of Law, Islamic University in Uganda’. Dr. Walusimbi Abdul Hafiz, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Arabic Language presented on ‘The Role of ChatGPT-3.5 in Issuing Fatwas on Muslim Family Law’. The Research Coordinator Faculty of Management Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the faculty journal, Dr. Aina-Obe Shamsuddin Bolatito presented on ‘Islamic Universities as Agents of Development and Social Transformation: The Way Forward’; while Mr. AbdulSwamad Gyagenda, a PhD Candidate at the faculty of Education presented two research papers; ‘The Role of Interfaith Dialogues in Promoting Social Cohesion in East Africa: A case of Uganda’ and ‘Implementation of Integration of Knowledge (IOK) in the Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment of Traditional Madrassas in East Africa: A Case of Uganda’.

The Islamic University in Uganda will be the next to host the 6th Islamic Universities Conference in 2025 insha Allah.