IOS and IIIT jointly organize a two-day online international conference on “Personality and Contribution of Muhammad Asad as an International Journalist, Linguist, Political Theorist, Mufassir and Scholar of Religions in 20th Century”
New Delhi, May 30, 2022: A two-day online international conference on “Personality and Contribution of Muhammad Asad as an International Journalist, Linguist, Political Theorist, Mufassir and Scholar of Religions in 20th Century” was organized by the Institute of Objective Studies (IOS) on May 28-29, 2022, in collaboration with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), USA.
The inaugural session commenced with the recitation of a verse from the Holy Qur’an by the in-charge of the Urdu section, IOS, Maulana Shah Ajmal Farooq Nadvi, along with the English translation.
Welcoming the participants, Prof. Z. M. Khan, Secretary General, IOS, briefly highlighted the activities of the Institute of Objective Studies. He said that his association with the institute has been for more than two decades. The institute had completed 36 years of its existence. During this period, the institute reached out to people through its publications, seminars, conferences, etc. The institute has a highly democratic set-up with the top decision-making bodies, like governing council and the general assembly. In order to carry on its activities in the field of research, several committees are in place. He observed that the institute conducts surveys on the state of the socio-economic plight of minorities and deprived sections. Besides, the institute builds a rich database on a variety of subjects. With a view to broad-basing its activities, the institute has five chapters at different places in the country, keeping in view the regional aspirations. Referring to the procedure for selecting projects, he said that specialized committees are in existence to shortlist them. The institute regularly organizes seminars, symposia, and conferences at national and international levels. The institute also organizes summer and winter school programmes for the benefit of research scholars to work on the preparation of textbooks and reference books in progress. A translation bureau is in place to get books on Islam translated into English, Hindi, Urdu, and other regional languages.