“Traditional Islamic Values Against Religious Extremism”- Enlightenment Event in Yasamal

Yasamal Heydar Aliyev Center hosted an event titled “Traditional Islamic Values Against Religious Extremism” organized jointly by Knowledge Foundation and Yasamal District Executive Authority. Opening the event, First Deputy Head of the Executive Power, Chairwoman of the Religious Affairs Committee Elchin Rzayev spoke about the importance of the work carried out in the field of religious enlightenment, and noted that awareness- raising activities on various subjects were traditional.

Jahandar Alifzadeh, the deputy head of the State Committee for Religious Associations, said that Islam is a religion of brotherhood, peace and equality. In this regard, scientists still have important targets in the direction of bringing Islamic philosophy to the masses, and said that the newly opened Azerbaijan Institute of Theology will play a special role in the solution of existing scientific disputes.

Professor Isakhan Veliyev, Head of the Knowledge Foundation apparatus, spoke on the theme “Islamic Values and Religious Extremism: Legal Approach” and spoke about the constitutional and legal bases of national and moral values, including the protection of traditional Islamic values, commented on a number of the Law articles of Azerbaijan Republic “On Combating Religious Extremism”.

Reminding that the right to hold religious rituals and ceremonies belonging to Azerbaijani citizens is a matter for the Azerbaijan citizens, the Head of the Apparatus said, that the participation of citizens who studied abroad in such events will be possible after the agreement was signed by the Caucasian Muslims Office with the relevant Executive Authority.

The speakers also said that religious awareness- raising measures prevent the spread of radical thinking and encourage young people to enrich their morals.

Press service of the Knowledge Foundation under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Tarix: 07.09.2018

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