Rising as a Civilisation: Which Muslim Countries Can Accept the Challenge?

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:00 in Discussion Forums

Where: Midlands Academy, Mansion House, 41 Guildhall Lane, LE1 5FR, Leicester
Time: 18:00
With: Asaf Hussain, University of Leicester

Abstract

Muslim civilization once had global influence. Today, Muslims live in a post-Islamic civilization world. Muslims have three choices. First, to live in their ‘underdeveloped’ world. Second, to live in the ‘developing world through Western modernization theories. Third, to redevelop Muslim civilization again which had once declined. The latter is the important option and major challenge confronting Muslims of the Muslim world. It depends on which Muslims and Muslim countries can accept the challenge?

Biography of Asaf Hussain

Asaf Hussain has been a civil servant, diplomat and is currently an academic at the University of Leicester specializing in Islamic civilization and interculturalism. He is the author of a number of books including Political Terrorism and the State in the Middle East, Political Perspectives in the Muslim World and Islamic Movements in Egypt, Pakistan and Iran.

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