In a joint conference between the Al-Azhar University and the University of Gottingen in Germany on
Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah participated in the activities of the joint conference between the Al-Azhar University and the University of Gottingen in Germany on "The ethics of education."
In his speech during the conference, Dr Ibrahim Negm , advisor to the Grand Mufti of Egypt, extended the greetings of Dr. Shawki Allam, Grand Mufti of Egypt, to the participants at the conference. He stressed that this conference is a great opportunity for cultural cooperation between the representatives of German universities and academic institutions in Egypt, especially Al-Azhar University which has been an important source of education in the world for centuries.
Dr. Negm added that our principle as Muslims and followers of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his family, is to strive to apply the best morals. He furthermore urged us to improve ourselves and perfect our work.
Dr. Negm said, "If we are aware that this is the primary goal of education in Islam, we will realize that learning in Islamic heritage is not limited to religious sciences such as creed and Islamic law only, but it also teaches us ethics and mysticism, and the manner of drawing closer to God and cleansing our hearts from all evil and replacing it with sublime values such as loving God and His creation. "
Dr. Negm said that this conference is a great opportunity to show the world, especially the West, the correct picture of the essence of Islam and that the main reason for the mission of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, is to teach people morals.
He pointed out that if there was only one lesson we have learned from the golden period in Islamic history during which culture flourished, tolerance prevailed, and education received great interest, is to serve humanity and guide it to what is best.
Dr. Negm closed his speech by emphasizing the need to re-teach these spiritual and moral values, and take advantage of them in our lives since this is what Islam always provides to the world, and today we must renew our call to take advantage of these deep spiritual resources for the good of the whole world.