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IICC Riyadh invites Dr. Rashid Shaz

By TCN news,

New Delhi: ‘Problem lies nowhere else but right inside the Muslim mind,’ said Dr. Rashid Shaz while addressing a group of expatriates during an Iftaar Party organized by Riyadh Chapter of India Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadan.

Dr. Rashid Shaz applauded the role of India Islamic Cultural Centre which has the purpose of promoting mutual understanding and amity amongst the people and to depict the true face of Islam which is most tolerant, liberal, progressive, rational and forward looking religion.

IICC Riyadh invites Dr. Rashid Shaz

Author of more than twenty five books in English, Urdu and Arabic, Dr. Shaz emphasized that a paradigm shift is required in our thinking as traditional mind will lead the Muslims nowhere. ‘The future depends not on Islamic evangelism, or any other evangelism for that matter, as many of us would like to believe, but on Islamic intellectualism, on our rediscovery of the great prophetic mission’ said Dr. Rashid Shaz.

IICC Convener Murshid Kamal welcomed Dr. Rashid Shaz and thanked him for his time to attend the event. He conveyed the best wishes of IICC President Mr Sirajuddin Qureshi and extended all the support on his behalf required for any debates or seminar on the Muslim issues highlighted by Dr. Rashid Shaz. ‘Since IICC provides a forum where scholars from all fields of learning can interact with each other to promote brotherhood, friendship, peace and amity amongst the groups, a brain storming session would be organized by IICC to support such noble cause’ added Murshid.

IICC Riyadh invites Dr. Rashid Shaz

Kaunain Shahidi, IICC Life Member conducted the program and thanked the audience to make the event successful. ‘It is our pride to have scholar like Dr.Rashid Shaz, and his pragmatic approach towards the Muslims issues are the need of the hour which shall be welcomed’, said Shahidi.

Short documentary about IICC, indicating its purpose of spreading message of Islam and contribution to the society in general was also showed, and appreciated by more than 100 attendees.

Several members of and important dignitaries also attended the iftar party.