Aligarh: The K A Nizami Centre for Quranic Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, in collaboration with the Centre for Interfaith Understanding, organized a lecture on “Interfaith Dialogue: Issues and Prospects” under its lecture series programme.
Professor Ataullah Siddiqui, former Director, Markfield Institute of Higher Education, UK, while delivering the lecture argued that interfaith dialogue should not be focused on settling long-standing theological disputes between different communities but on paving the way for tolerance, mutual co-existence, peace and harmony in human society.
He urged the participants to engage themselves in finding solutions for the common problems of non-theological nature facing humanity, in general, and different faith communities, in particular.
The lecture was followed by an interactive session in which senior faculty members and research scholars brought several points to discussion.
On this occasion, Professor Wazahat Hussain, former Chairman, Department of Botany, along with Professor Ataullah Siddiqui and Professor Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director of the centre, planted saplings in Centre’s yard.