LAHORE: Punjab University Department of History and Pakistan Study Centre arranged a seminar titled ‘Muslim Cultures and Civilisations’. Prof Moncef Ben Abdejelil of the Institute of Study of Muslims Culture of Aga Khan University London was the keynote speaker on this occasion.
Prof Abdejelil explained the significance of the study of culture and civilisations in diverse local and regional contexts and said that Muslim heritage was part of the world culture.
He highlighted various aspects of the medieval Muslim civilisation and said that the Muslim rulers of that period adopted policies of moderation, tolerance and established cultural and religious harmony in civil society. He recounted the core values and glory of medieval Islam. He stressed creating a human and humane civilisation in order to develop a harmonious relationship in a new global world order.
The eminent professor said that Muslims developed an incentive-oriented multi-cultural in the world.
He underscored the need to discuss contemporary issues troubling the world and suggested the resolution of confrontational politics and all disputes facing the Muslim states.
He said that his institute was ready to provide full scholarships to deserving, brilliant Pakistani students.