On 21st of July, The Muslim Future Thinkers Forum; ‘’Rethinking the Umma In the light of Mulla Sadra’’ kicked of with the Welcoming Dinner in Honour of the Forum’s Participants. Mr. Abdula Manafi Mutualo, Director General for Youth Policy, Education and Training at ICYF-DC delivered the speech on behalf of H.E. Amb. Elshad Iskandarov, President of ICYF-DC, in which Ambassador Iskandarov highlights ‘’the role of leading academicians on finding the remedy for the substantial problems that Muslim World is suffering, while pointing out the critic role of Muslim Future Thinkers Forum, one out 14 Joint Youth Actions Plan (JYAP) that was adopted by the 3rd ICYSM, on bringing together leading young and senior academicians within the context of academic gathering. The ceremony followed up with speeches of H.E. Dr. Abdolhamid Ahmadi, Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Heydar Ali Kamyab Kalantari, Director General of Sports and Youth of Fars Province, Dr. Ebrahim Goshtasbi Rad, Chancellor of Shiraz University and Dr. Gholam Reza Awani, Professor Emeritus at Shahid Behesti University of Tehran.
In the first panel of the Muslim Future Thinkers Forum: ‘’Rethinking the Umma In the Light of Mulla Sadra’’, entitled ‘’Rethinking the Muslim World: Challanges and Opportunities Ahead’’, panelists Dr. Ali Resul Usul, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Medipol University, Dr. Galip Dalay, Research Director of the Al-Sharq Forum, Dr. Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, Presidental Scholar in Islamic Studies at Oberlin Collage and Dr. Sevinç Alkan Özcan, Senior Advisor, Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey, discuss the substantial problems of Muslim World and highlight the huge potential of Muslim World, including the potential to overcome the raised problems and challanges by internationalization of the Muslim philosophers like Mulla Sadra.
On the second day of the conference, the Opening of the Panels of Muslim Future Thinkers Forum started with the welcoming speechs of Dr. Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, Presidental Scholar in Islamic Studies at Oberlin Collage, Dr. Sevinç Alkan Özcan, Senior Advisor, Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey, Dr. Saeed Rahimian, Head of the Islamic Culture Research Center of Shiraz University, Dr. İsmail Yaylacı, Istanbul Şehir University, Academic Coordinator of the Muslim Future Thinkers Forum and Dr. Hadi Khaniki, Academic Staff Member at Allameh Tabataba’i University of Tehran.
The Key-note lecture of the Conference by H.E. Dr. Ibrahim Kalın, Spokeperson of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, entitled “Relevance of Mulla Sadra Thought in Dealing with Challanges the Muslim World Facing in the 21st Century’’ was read by Mr. Ahmet Halit Hatip, Director at ICYF-DC.
In the closing session of Muslim Future Thinkers Forum Shiraz, Prof. Dr. Nasser Hadian, Academic Board Member of Muslim Future Thinkers Forum, addressed the audinece at the closing ceromony and stresses the importance of the tolerance on solving the core problems of Muslim world. Furthers the importance of Muslim Future Thinkers Forum on bringing leading Muslim world together Its role developing common consciousness in academic basis.