Prof. Dr. Akgündüz speaker on 13th Muslim International Forum in Helsinki, Finland
On December 10th-12th 2017 the 13th Muslim International Forum took place in Helsinki, Finland. This annual event is being organised by among others the Religious Board of Muslims of the Russian Federation, the International Union of Muslim Scholars, the World Assembly on the approximation of the Islamic schools of thought and the Union of
Islamic Organizations of Finland.
This year the Forum was held under the theme ‘QURANIC HUMANISM AND GLOBAL PROBLEMS OF MODERNITY: STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS’ and participated by the heads and representatives of international
religious organizations, leading scholars of scientific organizations and educational
institutions and representatives of the authorities and public organizations of several countrues,
On invitation of the organization Rector Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akgündüz delivered a contribution entitled ‘The Islamic unity, risks of classification and exclusion’. In this context he distinguished the movement of Takfir and extremism and the movement of wisdom and good preaching. Referring to the first movement he pointed out that it is loaded with negativity which is comparable with wind, noise and shout, thus will not give its fruits. The second movement, that of wisdom and good preaching, is according to the professor a positive one to be compared with the characteristics of the movement of the sun.