The Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), which is a member of Qatar faculty of Islamic Studies at Qatar Foundation, is holding a seminar entitled: “Arts and Ethics” between April 30th and May 2nd, 2013 in the Middle East Center in Oxford University, UK.
The seminar’s participants include: Sheikh Dr Abdallah al Judai member of European Fikh Council, Sheikh Dr Larbi Becheri Professor at the College of Islamic Studies in France, Sheikh Dr Ali Al Omari the Islamic speaker and writer, Sheikh Dr Essam Tallema the Azhari scholar, Dr Jonas Otterbek from Lund University in Sweden, Dr Abdelkrim Berrechid the Moroccan theater writer and lecturer, Canadian script writer and filmmaker Zarqa Nawaz of the show ‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’ and visual artist Ruh Al-Alam from the UK.
The seminar will attempt to answer two basic questions:
1) What is Islamic Art?
2) What are the ethical limits of Art?
This is the second seminar in a series organized by CILE, bringing together Islamic scholars and specialists in one forum to tackle the critical issues of the day in various fields and professions, namely, methodology, bioethics, environment, politics, food, psychology, media, arts, gender issues, education and economics.
CILE was created in 2012 as a center specializing in Islamic legislation and ethical thought with a focus on applied ethics. With a vision of reform and renewal guided by the fundamental principles of the Holy Qur’an, Sunna and the higher objectives of Islam, the center aims to provide a methodological and theoretical framework that contributes to practical applications which transform reality to bring about a more just and ethical world.