Aligarh: On April 2, Aligarh Muslim University’s Department of Islamic Studies hosted a two-day international conference on “Modern Trends in Intellectual Development of Islamic Studies” on the AMU campus. Professor Tariq Mansoor, Vice-Chancellor, presided over the opening ceremony, while Professor Abdul Ali (Former Chairman, Department of Islamic Studies, AMU) gave the keynote lecture.
Professor Nisar Ahmad (AMU’s Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences) was the principal guest. At the same time, Professor Muhammad Gulrez (AMU’s Dean of the Faculty of International Studies) was the honorary guest.
Professor Mohammad Ismail (Chairman, Department of Islamic Studies and Seminar Director) welcomed the guests and stated that over 80 papers were presented by scholars from India and abroad, including Prof Hamidullah Marazi, Central University (Kashmir), Prof Sirajul Islam (Former Chairman, Department of Philosophy, Visva Bharti, Shantiniketan), Prof Mohd Aslam Islahi (JNU), as well as those from Bangladesh, Mauritius, Thailand, Indonesia.