Former Turkish Minister of Religious Affairs, Dr. Mehmet Görmez, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, paid a visit to Doha, where he received a warm welcome from His Eminence Sheikh Ali Al-Qaradaghi, the Secretary-General, as well as the esteemed members of the Board of Trustees and the Qatar branch of the Union.
Dr. Görmez's visit to Qatar was in response to an invitation extended by the College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University. During his visit, he delivered an insightful lecture on the topic of "Renewing the Foundation: How to Become Scholars of the Future" in the evening. This lecture was part of a newly introduced program at the college, catering to master's and doctoral students.
The meeting encompassed a range of discussions, commencing with the recent Turkish elections and President Erdogan's re-election. Additionally, the government's initiatives and policies regarding youth and the newer generation were deliberated upon.
During his speech, Dr. Görmez shed light on the think tank he oversees, providing insights into its activities. He highlighted that the think tank currently accommodates over 300 students from more than 30 countries who are enrolled in various master's and doctoral programs. Furthermore, he emphasized the historical significance of Istanbul, which has once again become a hub for scholars, following its invitation to scholars by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror.
Among the topics broached during the meeting was the concept of establishing an international university with an Islamic orientation. This visionary notion aims to create a university that espouses Islamic principles and values, amalgamating tradition with innovation. Dr. Görmez's visit to the Union in Doha and his participation in the lecture at the College of Islamic Studies underscored his commitment to advancing knowledge, education, and engaging with pressing global issues.
Source: The Union