Three days of lectures and activities in the second edition of Dubai International Peace Convention in Dubai World Trade Center affirms that Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance. In fact, Islam is the key to peace.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]There were almost 150,000 people from different nationalities and religions, and 16 lectures were delivered by 12 scholars and spiritual teachers in the Convention.
The Congress was held under the support of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE. Basic purpose of the congress was to achieve intellectual co-operation and share the teachings of Islam to spread peace in the world.
Dr Hamad Al Shaibani, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for World Peace, said that convention has been shown to be a best place for leading Muslim thinkers from around the world. “They have had a massive impact in raising awareness of our main objective, and we are delighted to have brought together different races and religions under one roof to create an interactive environment that perpetuates our vision of peace.”
Some of the issues that were highlighted in the convention were “Brotherhood in Islam”, the “status of women in Islam”, “Muhammad (PBUH) — the ambassador of peace”, “One world… One way… One God”, “action plan to achieve world peace”, the “role model for peace”, “how to build a peaceful family”, “the solutions for global crisis”, “peace in the light of the Holy Quran”, and “Peaceful coexistence… myth or reality”.
Among the popular Muslim thinkers who took part in the convention were Dr Zakir Naik, an internationally respected scholar in comparative religions, and Shaikh Yusuf Estes, prominent in the Islamic community in the United States; Shaikh Abdur Raheem Green from the UK; Shaikh Tawfique Chowdhury from Australia; Shaikh Muhammad Alshareef from Canada; Shaikh Hussein Yee from Malaysia; Advocate Mayan Mather from India; Said Rageah from Somalia; Dr Muhammad Salah and Abdul Bary Yahya, both from America.