Throughout the festival, Islamic scholars and thought leaders will present a number of lectures and workshops that highlight different aspects of Islamic culture and offer a non-traditional image of Islam that transcends doctrinal misconceptions and shape a more comprehensive understanding of Islam as a way of life

Seminar Topic Speakers Moderator
Tolerance between the Concepts of Truth & Justice: Islamic Philosophy
on Peace and Human Coexistence
 Dr Ahmed Al-Jarwan, President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace Dr Mohammed Shahim Ali Saeed, Advisor to the Secretary
General and Director of the Voice of Wisdom Centre at OIC
Dr Bashir Ansari, Director of the OIC Dialogue and Outreach Department
Dr Ali Rahal, Expert at ISESCO Regional Office in Sharjah Mrs Muhla Ahmad Talebna, General Director of the Cultural,
Social and Family Affairs Department
Representative from IRCICA
Preserving the Cultural Heritage in the Islamic World: Policies and Mechanisms Michael Folke Hellensberg, Senior Expert on the Protection of Cultural Heritage/
Senior Strategic Advisor on Counter Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism,
EU Assistance Mission Iraq
Badi Rashid, Ministry of Interior Liaison officer,
EU Assistance Mission Iraq
King Salman Centre Seminar Dr. Samer A. Aljetaily
Dr Ebtisam Al Ketbi, Academic and President of the Emirates Policy Centre
Seminar on Scholars’ Role in Clarifying Concepts and
Raising Awareness on Topics of Women’s Empowerment in the Islamic World
Dr Abu Bakr Dakouri, Chairman of the Executive Council of ISESCO
Dr Cem Tintin, Researcher at SESRIC
Seminar on Popular Folklore Dr. Saad Al-Thnayan, Ministry of Information of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Seminars are subject to change