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Lecture on ‘the impact of the concept of ‘urf (local culture) in islamic legal philosophy on multi-cultural harmony and world peace

March 6, 2013

New Delhi, March 6, 2013: A thought-provoking lecture on the above topic was delivered by Prof. Alparslan ACIKGENC, Director, Graduate School for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Philosophy at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey today at the Institute.

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Bayram, Dean of Chemical and Metallurgy; Prof. Ulvi Avciata, Dean, Faculty of Social Science and literature, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul; Dr. Chi Woo-Won, Pusan University, South Korea and Mr. Ali Akkiz, President, Indialogue Foundation were also present on the occasion.

The programme was presided over by Dr. M. Manzoor Alam, Chairman of the Institute of Objective Studies and participated by eminent persons from different disciplines.

Below is the link of his speech.

Impact of Urf.pdf




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