2006 News Story

Conference on Islamic curriculums to begin in Makkah

Governor of Makkah Province Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdulaziz will open the sixth Makkah Conference in Makkah January 5. The conference, organized by the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL), will focus on Islamic curriculums.

MWL Secretary-General Dr Abdullah bin Abdulmohsin Al-Turki said that the conference has been convened to address the recent harsh criticism of Islamic curriculums, and to do so from a moderate Islamic perspective. The conference will touch on a number of issues, including an assessment of the Islamic curriculums, calls for their reform, and the impact of Islamic education on justice, peace and cooperation among nations and peoples.

“The goals of the conference include the assessment of Islamic curricula in Arab and Islamic countries and in Muslim minorities' communities all over the world, depicting the defects and fixing them, portraying the Islamic character through Islamic curricula, supporting cultural dialogue to introduce and defend the Islamic culture and achieving Islamic curricula tasks in treating extremism, fanaticism and terrorism,” Dr Al-Turki said.

A large number of distinguished researchers, specialists, educators and professors of Islamic universities are scheduled to attend the conference.