Two-day IOS-IIIT online International Conference on Muhammad Asad’s Life and Contribution concludes
New Delhi, May 30, 2022: A two-day online International Conference on “Personality and contribution of Muhammad Asad as an international journalist, political theorist, Mufassir, and religious scholar of the 20th century” was organised by the Institute of Objective Studies, New Delhi, India, in association with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Herndon, USA on May 28-29, 2022.
The conference had five technical sessions, besides inaugural and valedictory sessions, which was attended by a number of scholars and students of Islamic Studies globally. There were 27 national and 18 international paper presenters who participated and presented their papers touching upon almost all aspects of Muhammad Asad’s life and his contribution to Islamic thought. Significantly, the deliberations in the conference were made upon—Muhammad Asad’s Personality, orientation and Thought; his times and emergence as a linguist, theorist and journalist; his understanding of Religions and contribution to Islamic literature and conversion; his responses to western political thoughts and its encounters from East; and his perspective about Political reconstruction in the 20th century.
The conference was inaugurated by Dato Seri Dr. Anwar Ibrahim, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia while the key-note address was delivered by Dr. Josef Linnhoff, Research Fellow & Editor-in-chief Institute for Advanced Usuli Studies, Columbus, Ohio, USA. The inaugural session had a release of the book Fuat Sezgin: Life and Contribution edited by Late Prof. Ishtiyaque Danish, which was released by H.E. Mr. Muhamed Cengic, Ambassador, Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina to India, New Delhi. The book is based on the proceedings of the two-day international conference organised by Institute of Objective Studies, on “The Life and Contributions of Prof. Fuat Sezgin” on December 20-21, 2019 at Constitution Club, New Delhi, India.