First Symposium
Cultural Challenges Facing the Islamic Ummah
‎11 – 13 April 2006‎
JW Marriott Hotel in Cairo
Themes discussed in the symposium:‎
Al-Azhar in the throughout History.‎
Al-Azhar and the Contemporary Challenges.‎
Al-Azhar and the Local and International Institutions.‎
Al-Azhar and Future Prospects.‎
Al-Azhar’s Message and Contemporary Problems.‎
Communication between al-Azhar and its Scholars – Reality and Ambition.‎
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Second Symposium
Cultural Challenges Facing the Islamic Ummah
‎1 – 3 April 2007‎
JW Marriott Hotel in Cairo
Themes discussed in the symposium:‎
Identity of the Islamic Civilization.‎
Ethical Challenges.‎
Shariah Challenges.‎
Academic Challenges.‎
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Third Symposium
Islam Hadhari Approach between Legacy and Contemporary Challenges
‎15 – 18 February 2008‎
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  ‎
Themes discussed in the symposium:‎
Specifications of the Islamic Heritage.‎
Contributions of the Islamic Heritage to Human Civilization.‎
Heritage and the Limitations to Innovation
Heritage and Challenges of the West.‎
Role of al-Azhar in Innovation. ‎
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Fourth Symposium
Al-Azhar and the West: Scope and Principles Governing Dialogue
‎ 28 – 30 June 2009‎
Grand Hyatt Hotel in Cairo
Themes discussed in the symposium:‎
Importance of Continuous Interfaith Dialogue.‎
Key Reasons for Tension of Relations between the West and Islam.‎
Role of al-Azhar in Reducing Inter-Civilization Tension.‎
Interreligious Values as a Basis for Universal Human Relations.‎
Fruitful Dialogue and Sterile Debate.‎
Potential Paths to Correcting Islam’s False Image.‎
Islamic Civilization and Coexistence among Religions.‎
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Fifth Symposium
Imam Abū al-Hasan al-Ash‘ari, Imam Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jama‘ah: Islamic Moderation ‎Confronts Fanaticism and Extremism ‎
‎8-11 May 2010‎
JW Marriott Hotel in Cairo
Themes discussed in the symposium:‎
The Era of Imam al-Ash'ari.‎
The Biography of Imam al-Ash'ari According to the Ancestors.‎
Imam al-Ash'ari in Contemporary Research.‎
The Legacy of Imam al-Ash‘ari.‎
The Ash‘arite Doctrine.‎
Imam al-Ash‘ari and Interpretation Issues.‎
Imam al-Ash‘ari and Islamic Philosophy.‎
Imam al-Ash‘ari and Issues of Innovation.‎
The Impact of Imam al-Ash‘ari on Islamic Sciences.‎
Moderation of Imam al-Ash‘ari’s Approach.‎
Imam al-Ash‘ari and the Islamic Community.‎