Registration has now officially opened for the Muslim Students Association’s (MSA Union) inaugural National Qur’an Conference, an event that is expected to take a more educational approach to the study of the Holy Quran. The conference, which seeks to highlight the value the religious text can play in the everyday lives of Muslims, will be held at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg between the 30th April and 3rd May.
The weekend long programme is set to include a host of engrossing and stimulating topics. These include focuses on the Quran and oneself, the environment, youth, spirituality, as well as more academic angles like language and economics, amongst several others.
The conference is also expected to attract a blend of highly respected scholars on both a local and international front, the most notable of whom will be UK-based Sheikh Hassan al Banna. He will use his address to promote the idea of education and study in relation to the book. Other participants include Sheikh Riyaad Walls, Moulana.Dr Ashraf Dockrat, Zakariyya Harnekar and Manhattan born academic, Sheikh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed.
With an array of experts on showcase, organizers are hopeful the event will attract a sizable attendance from amongst the local community. A further drawing card will be the several Qur’an and Qiraat recitations that will take place throughout the weekend.
Tickets for the four day conference are R200 per person, with those seeking student accommodation required to fork out around R400. Tickets can be acquired via the following link: http://https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17NORZduY_IKanwzNaOpA32yqUFY82Ur7rYjP8dfWLjU/viewform?c=0&w=1
The conference will be held at the Wits Science Stadium at the University of Witwatersrand.
For more information visit blog.msa.org.za, or interact with the MSA on Twitter via the handle @MSA_Union. VOC (Mubeen Banderker)