Themes

The conference will examine the life and work of AbuSulayman, categorising these into a set of eight themes or key topics:

Theme 1: AbuSulayman – His Character and Influence

A general overview of the man, his influence on others, and theirs on him including:

  • a) The factors that shaped his personality and contributed to the crystallization of his ideas and orientation, as well as the extent to which he was influenced by the ideas of his predecessors or contemporaries.
  • b) His impact on the opinions and ideas of thinkers contemporary to him or later in his era.

Theme 2: Literary Output

An overall analysis and classification of AbuSulayman’s books and research work:

  • a) The chronology of their publication
  • b) Line of development, divergent topics
  • c) Relationship to the problems of his time, place and circumstances.

Theme 3: Epistemological Model

Features and elements of AbuSulayman’s epistemological model and its applications in a number of fields:

  • a) Construction of a monotheistic Qur’anic vision of knowledge: its sources, characteristics and means of communication
  • b) Relating to the Islamic heritage

Theme 4: Acculturation and the Relationship between Self and Other

Overall examination of these concepts in AbuSulayman’s life and work:

  • a) The issue of assimilation or relationship between acculturation and the cultural and civilizational Other
  • b) Relating to Western thought Theme

5: Educational Thinker

Examining AbuSulayman’s philosophy of education important elements of which include:

  • a) Features of building Islamic character and its components
  • b) AbuSulayman’s system of supreme values
  • c) Manifestations of educational reform in AbuSulayman’s theories and his practical experiences
  • d) The educational and cultural rehabilitation programs established by AbuSulayman for Muslim psychological and emotional reconstruction by developing the capacities of the Muslim family
  • e) Addressing the problems of two-track education

Theme 6: University Education Reform

Overall examination of this strategy including its manifestations on the theoretical and practical levels

  • a) AbuSulayman’s diagnosis of the problems that afflict university education in the Muslim world
  • b) Development of treatment programs based on epistemological integration and combining knowledge derived from Revelation and the human sciences.
  • c) Sub-specializations and double-specialization programs.

Theme 7: Educational and Scientific Projects

Examination of scientific and educational projects AbuSulayman established, and his methodology in developing, managing and implementing them:

  • a) The family culture project
  • b) The poetic texts project
  • c) The parental education project
  • d) The Manarat schools
  • e) The University’s international school project.

Theme 8: Scientific and Intellectual Institutions

AbuSulayman’s experience in establishing and managing scientific and intellectual institutions and ensuring their continuity:

  • a) The practice of cooperation
  • b) Capacity building
  • c) Diversifying sources of expertise
  • d) Collective action
  • e) Team work.