KUWAIT: The Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Center at Kuwait University held a lecture regarding moderation in the presence of Dr Yaqoub Al-Kandari, Acting Director of the Center for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies at Kuwait University as well as University employees and a number of diplomats.
At the outset, Dr Al-Mutawa welcomed the attendees and stressed the importance of holding these valuable lectures that benefit everyone. Dr Abdullah Al-Sharika seemed to touch on moderation, stating that Islamic law regulated the existing relationship between Muslims and others. “It was based on good dealing, justice and fairness, considering that spreading and promoting the culture of coexistence.” “Moderation and combating extremism is everyone’s responsibility. Moderation is an Islamic principle stated in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah,” Al-Sharika said.
He considered moderation as one of the most important governing values in institutional work, stressing that moderation aims to spread tolerance between religions and sects, unify national unity, preserve the rights of non-Muslims in Kuwait, and also fight racism and discrimination as well as bullying in its forms. The lecture had a role in identifying the successful Kuwaiti experience in the field of promoting the values of moderation and exploring the mechanisms as well as discussing the main elements that contributed to the success of the Kuwaiti model and its applicability to other societies.
Dr Al-Sharika stressed that the Center works to consolidate moderation concepts in society according to methods and programs based on Islam that would enhance national unity, renounce violence and extremism, pointing out “the concept of moderation from a religious perspective is an approach based on moderation based on wisdom and exhortation.”
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