Titled “Holy Quran and Contemporary Society’s Issues”, this year’s conference was organized by the Astan (custodianship) of Imam Hussein (AS) Holy Shrine and Al-Zahra University and was held on May 10 and 11 in Karbala.
A total of 55 papers were sent to the secretariat of the event and 33 of them were selected for the conference.
Researchers pointed to some of the problems in today’s society including problems of divorce, illegal relations, violation of women’s rights because of traditions, violation of laws that govern society, Takfir, and challenges faced by Muslim communities, especially in the west.
Scholars stressed the need to drive lessons from the Quran and the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Ahl al-Bayt (SA) as a solution to these problems.
They also pointed to the necessity of continuing such a conference that can help solve contemporary issues in society.
According to Safa al-Silavi, an official with the Astan of Imam Hussein (AS), participants in the conference touched upon the effect of relying on western theories in the decline of society, calling for using Quranic concepts for guiding the community on the right path.
Model of social relations in view of the Quran, ideal society in view of the Quran, daily challenges one faces in life and their solution in view of the Quran, phenomenology of the text of the Quran, and social reform at the time of Imam Hussein (AS) in view of the Quran were among the topics of discussion at the conference.