The Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics announces a lecture entitled “Ethical limits to Artistic Expression: Islamic Perspective”

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Published April 30th, 2013 - 04:40 GMT

The Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics(CILE), which is a member of Qatar faculty of Islamic Studies at Qatar Foundation, holds a public lecture entitled: “Ethical limits to Artistic Expression: Islamic Perspective” on May 1st , 2013 in the Middle East Center in Oxford University, UK.

 This event is part of a series of specialized seminars and public lectures organized by CILE, combining both scholars of the Islamic Law/text and scholars of the context in one forum to tackle the critical issues of the day in various fields and professions including methodology, bioethics, environment, politics, food, psychology, media, economics, education, arts and gender issues.

This lecture will be organized in parallel with CILE specialized seminar on “Art and Ethics”, that will be held at Oxford University from April 30th to May 2nd, 2013.

Participants in the lecture include: Professor Jasser Auda, CILE Deputy Director, Dr Jonas Otterbeck from Lund University in Sweden, and Canadian script writer and filmmaker Zarqa Nawaz. The lecture will be introduced by Professor Tariq Ramadan, CILE Executive Director.

This seminar is one of the CILE’s initiatives. CILE is specialized in Islamic legislation and ethical thought with a focus on applied ethics. With a vision of reform and renewal guided by the fundamental principles of the Holy Qur’an, Sunna and the higher objectives of Islam/Maqasid, the center aims to provide a methodological and theoretical framework that leads to concrete contributions and practical applications and in the process transforms reality to bring about a more just and ethical world.

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