Secretary General of the League of Islamic Universities, Jafar Abd al-Salam – Press photo
CAIRO - 13 April 2018: The League of Islamic Universities will hold its 10th general conference on April 25-27 at Alexandria University, with the participation of member universities worldwide, to discuss activating Islamic economics to help in settling international economic crises.
The upcoming conference, titled “The world’s need for activating Islamic economics”, will discuss the importance of Islamic economics and financing for development and facing financial crises, the social and developmental aspects of Islamic economics, and examples of development experiences in Islamic societies.
It will be held under the auspices of Minister of High Education Khalid Abd al-Ghaffar and Chairperson of the League of Islamic Universities Abdallah Ben Abdel Mohsen Al-Turki, in the presence of heads of member universities from different countries.
Jafar Abd al-Salam, secretary general of the league, said that the conference aims to find solutions to the problems that stroke global economies, especially the food crisis in poor countries, inflation and unemployment, through the application of Islamic economics and finance.
He added that this international conference comes in line with the fruitful cooperation between the league and Alexandria University, headed by Essam al-Kurdi, noting that more than 80 researchers and Islamic economics specialists will participate in the conference.
The League of Islamic Universities will also organize a scientific symposium in cooperation with the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, titled "Islamic education and its role in immunizing young people from extremism", on April 26 at the institute's headquarters in Alexandria.
In January 2002, the executive council of the league of Islamic universities issued the "Ismailia Declaration". This states that Islam has always urged Muslims to conduct dialogue with others in a wise and peaceful manner. It categorically denies reports of Muslims working for the destruction of contemporary civilization.