AIT instructors attended the international symposium
On June 19-20, 2019, an International Symposium on Imam Abu Hanifa was held in Kabul, Afghanistan. The event was organized by the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs of the Republic of Afghanistan, and was attended by about 50 foreign guests from fifteen countries and more than 3000 religious scholars and experts from across the country.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan; Muhammad Sarwar Danish, Vice-President of Afghanistan; Abdul Hakim Munib, Minister of Hajj and Religious Affairs and other officials attended the symposium.
The event was dedicated to the life and creative activity of Imam Abu Hanifa al Nu’man (699-767) and religious scholars from different countries such as Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt and Australia delivered lectures on Abu Hanifa’s place in Islamic fiqh.
Azerbaijan was represented by Agil Shirinov, Vice-Rector for Science and Innovations at Azerbaijan Institute of Theology and Elvusal Mammadov, Instructor of Azerbaijan Institute of Theology at the symposium.
Agil Shirinov, Vice-Rector for Science and Innovations at Azerbaijan Institute of Theology delivered a speech on “The role of Azerbaijani scholars in the development of Hanafi Law School” and informed the attendees about the contribution of Azerbaijani scholars to Islamic, especially the Hanafi law.
In his speech entitled “Maqasid method of Abu Hanifah in relation to the Sunnah texts”, Elvusal Mammadov, PhD in Philosophy, discussed Abu Hanifa’s ijtihad methods and the rational methods that he used in the application of religious texts to reality.
AIT instructors also informed the symposium attendees about the goals and activities of AIT. It was noted that Institute was established by President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev’s decree dated February 9, 2018 and was surrounded by the state care.
On the last day of the symposium, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan arranged an official dinner in honor of the symposium attendees.