Seminar on Muslim Intellectuals, Freedom & Creativity

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Mohammad Hossein


The seminar was held on 9 May, 2017 at IAIS Malaysia, and featured three speakers, Prof. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Prof. Ali Gheissari and Prof. Syed Farid Alatas. The moderator was Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil. The event, co-organised by IAIS Malaysia, the National University of Singapore, and the Iranian Embassy, was held from 10 am to 1 pm. Prof. Kamali emphasised that by creativity we mean creativity primarily in the human sciences. Apart from religious injunctions, creativity and freedom among intellectuals may also be understood as part of culture, since culture is important for freedom of expression, alongside a religious understanding that promotes creativity.

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