10th SEMINAR ON EDUCATION

During the 13th and 14th of January 2018 the 10th Seminar on Education organized by the Al Andalus Educational Foundation took place in the Centre for Islamic Studies of the Mosque of Granada. It had participants from different parts of Spain, as well as from Morocco, Germany and from the UK.

The title of the seminar was: EDUCATION AS A MEANS OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION.

We live in an epoch of heightened injustice and inequality. We are suffering a crisis of values, which engulfs the globe and seems to belong to the most sinister phases of world history. As Muslims we know that the solutions to these injustices, resulting from the prevailing system that governs the world and shapes world societies, are to be found in our Din, in the Word of Allah and in the teachings of our beloved Prophet (s.a.w.s.). This is the highest education possible. It covers all aspects of the human being, and makes it a transformative education in the best sense.

The intention of this seminar was to remind us – in spirit of mercy and hope – of our role in this place and time, and that we have to be the transmitters of our teachings. We wanted to encourage us to educate ourselves and the future generations. We wanted to highlight the great importance and role that education can have in the future of any society. More specifically we intended to focus on the role that the education of Muslims can play within European societies. One of the main elements, which define the direction of a society, is its educational system. Education is the fruit of a society’s understanding of existence. It has to transmit its values to the future generations.

The seminar took place in an atmosphere of brotherhood and affection. We hope it was beneficial for all participants and for the people they know, inshaAllah. Amin.