SHAFAQNA – According to The National Reported that ” Muslim scholars, intellectuals and researchers, about 60 in all, will attend a peace forum in the capital starting on Tuesday. The second session of the Global Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies runs until Thursday. The participants will present in-depth studies focusing on the geography of crises in Muslim societies, correcting and rationalising concepts associated with the promotion of peace, and peace in Islam. Forum chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Beeh will deliver the opening presentation. A session focusing on the topics of jihad and takfir will be moderated by Dr Mohammed Al Kaabi, chairman of the UAE General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments. It will include scholars from the UAE, Egypt and Lebanon.
The second day of the event will revolve around the inherent nature of peace in Islam as seen in scriptures, values and concepts. On the sidelines of the forum a women’s session, entitled Muslim Women’s Contributions to Entrenching Peace Values, will be held. It is the first of its kind to deal with women’s issues in Muslim societies.