Many are saying that Muslims are parochial, closed-minded, and do not easily fit into multicultural, multifaith societies. Yet a contrary argument can be made that a cosmopolitan ethic is central to Islamic thought and practice.
This is the key proposition to be explored in a fascinating online forum to be chaired by Khairudin Aljunied, Associate Professor in the Department of Malay Studies, National University of Singapore. He will be joined by a distinguished panel of scholars and commentators.
Against the backdrop of violence in Africa and the Middle East, terrorist activity, and the rise of anti-Islamic sentiment in the West, the outlook for Islamic cosmopolitanism is a defining issue of our time.
Join us for this important conversation.