Religious Scholars and Counter-Extremist Ideology: A Plan to Protect the Younger Generations (Insights from The Mirage)

Religious Scholars and Counter-Extremist Ideology: A Plan to Protect the Younger Generations (Insights from The Mirage)

  • 27 January 2016

The lecturer will discuss religious scholars, explaining their duties and the message they are supposed to convey. He will uncover the truth behind extremist ideology: its reasons, sources, tributaries, and the threat it poses to religion and to all of humanity. He will highlight how this ideology has spread and how its methods have evolved. The lecturer will also discuss the relationship between religious scholars and extremist ideology. It is a contradictory relationship, one of confrontation and disparity, for they are at odds: while one is a source of mercy, the other is a source of misery. The lecturer will explain the risk of calling anyone showing signs of religiosity a “scholar”. This common practice has obscured important facts and diluted important concepts, resulting in significant damage.

The lecturer will underline the need for major religious institutions and centers of scholarship in the Islamic world to carry out their responsibilities, and not to allow others to usurp their role. The lecturer will outline a plan to protect the Muslim community, especially younger generations, against extremist ideologies and warped approaches to religion. The lecturer will explain how important it is for this road map to address ways of safeguarding the community against influence from ideologies, and criminal groups that disguise themselves using religion to conceal their true nature. Finally, the lecturer will highlight several features of this plan.

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Wednesday 27 January 2016

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Wednesday 27 January 2016

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