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The International Conference on Islamic Awakening, organised by Islamic University of Maldives (IUM) in collaboration with the International Institute for Islamic Thoughts has commenced in Maldives. The conference held under the theme, ''The role of Islamic thought, culture and civilisation in building peace, harmony and tolerance in South Asia'' is attended by religious scholars from over 12 countries.
Muslims played an important role in establishing peace and harmony in the South Asia region, Chancellor of IUM Dr. Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed highlighted while addressing at the opening ceremony of the conference, adding in order to enhance the global Muslim community, tolerance must be practiced better than now.
43 research papers will be presented on the topic, Thought, Culture and Civilisation in Building Peace, according to IUM. The university revealed the papers include 37 papers from Maldives and 6 papers from international participants, adding papers will be presented on both Arab and English language.
The international conference initiated in 2016 focuses on discussions and debates to establish and enhance the Islamic community, promote research-based education system and to discuss on social and economic issues on an educational platform.