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Human Dignity in Islam Symposium, Sydney – July 16-17 2016

What would Prophet Muhammad do?


Exploring the Meaning & Application of

Human Dignity in Islam

International Roundtable Symposium

July 16th – 17th 2016

Imam Hasan Centre, Sydney, Australia


Shaykh Arif Abdulhussain (Al-Mahdi Institute, UK)

Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason University, Virginia)

Professor Aasim Padela (University of Chicago)

Professor Liyakat Takim (McMaster University, Canada)

Dr. Jan Ali (University of Western Sydney)

Dr. Majid Daneshgar (University of Otago, New Zealand)

Mahmoud Pargoo (Australian Catholic University, Sydney)

Dr. Imranali Panjwani (Imam Hasan Centre)

– Should human dignity be a bedrock principle in Muslim jurisprudential (fiqhi) and ethical (akhlaqi) discourses?

– Are attempts to conceive of human dignity from the Qur’an & Sunnah anachronistic and/or a Eurocentric reflection of the philosophical justifications used in Western scholarship?

– What would a conception of Islamic human dignity look like and how could it be applied to current socio-political issues?

Attendance is free but registration is required. Please register by e-mailing Dr. Imranali Panjwani at: or by completing the online registration form on our homepage:

Conference venue: Imam Hasan Centre, 165 Annangrove Road, Annangrove, NSW 2156. Tel: +61  2 9679 0855. More information about the symposium and centre can be found here: