Sheikha Moza opens Islamic law centre
By Rizwan Khatik - Mon Jan 16, 4:27 pm
The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), is a centre specialising in both Islamic legislation and ethical thought, paying special attention to applied ethics. It is with a vision of reform and renewal in the light of the fundamental principles of the Quran and Sunna and the higher objectives of Islam.
The Centre under the guidance of renowned Muslim thinker Dr Tariq Ramadan, as the Director aims to reach out to a global audience of scholars, experts, students and ordinary people by bringing together the scholars of the ‘text’ and ‘context.
CILE also held its first conference on ‘Islamic ethics’ yesterday, with Sheikha Moza and a number of most prominent scholars and thinkers as speakers. The conference discussed the application of Islamic ethics in environment, gender, economics, education, art and bioethics.
Prominent scholars including Dr Yousuf Al Qaradawi, President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars and Dr Aisha Al Mannai, Dean of Shariah College in Qatar University and Vice-Chair of QFIS Board of Trustees, Yousuf Islam of the Yousuf Islam Foundation and Prof John Esposito, Director of the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, USA also addressed the conference on applied ethics.
Participants also included representatives of (QFIS), Applied Ethics Center Kanazawa Institute of Technology in Japan and the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies.
CILE is scheduled to host many similar conferences in the future beside its research on application of Islamic legislation and ethics on methodology, economics, environment, bioethics, arts, gender studies and education. The Peninsula