In the afternoon, the third session of the Hospitality Suite program was held around the recently released book Iftaa and Fatwa in the Muslim World and the West. Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Shah made the major presentation about the book and Dr. Jamal Badawi, Sheikh Muhammad Nur and Dr. Ihsan Bagby participated as discussants.
In the evening, IIIT Distinguished Scholar Award was presented to Professor Emad Shahin. Following the Award session, Alex Kronemer introduced the IIIT legacy documentary and then the full documentary was shown. It was well received and the audience highly appreciated the creativity and the tremendous effort put into it. The documentary demonstrates to the new generation of leaders how the power of ideas can shape individual lives, motivate social change and inform institution building.
On Sunday, there were two sessions: one a presentation and discussion of Abdallah al Arian book Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's Egypt and the other on Dr. Yaqub Mirza's book Five Pillars of Prosperity. Both books received high appraisal by discussants and participants.
A detailed report will be out soon.