There has been a dichotomy between faith and reason a common misconception that is within the religious community where it is said that if you believe you need not to look for any intellectual conviction in your belief. In fact some even say that challenge for the religious community is to believe without it making sense to it. Indeed that is not what the earlier messengers taught and that is defiantly not the teachings of Islam. So in this series of lectures we will discuss this relationship between faith and reason and we promise you that you will be intellectually challenged, stimulated and invited to think
ABOUT THE SPEAKER -
He authored many articles and research papers. He visited many countries around the world where he lectured in Arabic and English.
Dr. Jaafar Sheikh Idris was born on 15th June 1931 in Port Sudan, Sudan. He grew up in the city of Port Sudan where he completed his elementary and secondary school. In addition to the modern school system, he studied Quran in traditional Quranic schools. He also studied Fiqh, Hadith and Arabic Language under traditional teachers in the city and studied Aqeedah with "Ansar al-Sunnah" group.
After that he joined University of Khartoum where he completed his education and traveled to London for postgraduate studies.
He obtained his Ph. D (Philosophy), from the University of Khartoum/University of London, in 1970. His Ph.D. thesis topic was "The Concept of the Causality in Islam".
His Professional Teaching and Experience include:
Consultant for various Islamic Organizations around the world.
Chairman of the founding council of the American Open University.
Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Research Center of The Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences, USA
Professor of Islamic Studies, Departments of Aqeedah, Da'wah and Information, Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia.
Taught graduate courses of Aqeedah (Islamic Creed), Theology and Contemporary Ideologies.
Associate Professor, Islamic Studies, Dept. of Islamic Culture, Riyadh University.
Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Khartoum.
He has lectured at many universities, academic institutes and Islamic centers in many parts of the Islamic and Western worlds. He has also participated with research at many different conferences around the world.
There are many published and unpublished articles, papers and pamphlets, in Arabic and English, of Dr. Jaafar Idris.
Some of the published works in English ones are:
"Islamic Social Science"
"The Islamic Way of Developing Nations"
"Human Nature and Human Values"
"The Islamization of the Sciences: Its Philosophy and Methodology"
"Is Man the Vicegerent of God ?"
"The Pillars of Faith"
"The Process of Islamization"
"The Attributes of God, an Islamic point of view"
He has also contributed many articles in different magazines as well as presented papers in many Islamic conferences
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