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2020 International Conference on Imam al-Maturidi

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Imam Maturidi International Conference
Native name Imom Abu Mansur Moturidiy va moturidiya ta'limoti: o‘tmish va bugun[1]
DateMarch 3-5, 2020
LocationSamarkand,  Uzbekistan
Also known asImam Maturidi Conference in Uzbekistan
Previous event2016 international conference on Sunni Islam in Grozny
2017 International Maturidi Kalam Conference[2]

The 2020 International Islamic Conference on Imam al-Maturidi was an international scientific-practical conference, sponsored by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, held over three days, from 3 to 5 March 2020, in the city of Samarkand under the title of "Imam Abu Mansur al-Maturidi and the Teachings of Maturidiyya: The Past and the Present" (Arabic: الإمام أبو منصور الماتريدي والتعاليم الماتريدية: التاريخ والحاضر‎).

The conference was organized jointly with the Committee on Religious Affairs under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Imam Bukhari International Scientific Research Center (IBISRC), the Center for Islamic Civilization, the Muslims Board of Uzbekistan, the International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan, and the Egyptian Al-Azhar complex.[3]

The main purpose of the conference is to further study of Imam Maturidi's scientific heritage, to reveal the essence of the teachings of Maturidiyya against destructive sects, throughout the world promotion of the invaluable contribution to Islamic civilization of Uzbekistan as the "Country of Great Scholars",[4] and shedding light on the scientific and civilizational legacy of scholars from Transoxiana.[5]

The participants at the conference discussed some issues related to Islam and Muslims, such as:[6]

  1. Teachings of Maturidiyya and modernity.
  2. Preservation and development of religious values in the modern state.


The conference witnessed the participation of delegations representing many Islamic bodies and scientific universities, as well as scholars from Uzbekistan, and over 70 scholars and thinkers from the al-Azhar, as well as scholars of the Council of Senior Scholars and Muslim Council of Elders.[7] In addition, it was attended by scholars, religious leaders, and directors of scientific and research centres from over 20 countries, including Algeria, Jordan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Pakistan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, Germany, and United Kingdom.[8][9]

Among the prominent scholars who participated were:[10][11][12][13][14][15]

  • Ahmad el-Tayyeb (Grand Imam of Al-Azhar)
  • Ahmad Tamim (Mufti of Ukraine)
  • Sa'id Foudah (Leading Kalam scholar from Jordan)
  • Sönmez Kutlu (Professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies of Ankara University)
  • Hureyre Kam (Professor of Islamic Studies / Islamic theology at the University of Hamburg)
  • Mohd Farid Mohd Shahran (Director, Centre of the study of Shariah, Law and Politics, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia)
  • Kamaluddin Nurdin Marjuni (Associate Professor in Department of Akidah and Religion Studies, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia)
  • Rafiq Mukhametshin (Rector of the Russian Islamic Institute, Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual administration of Muslims of the Republic of Tatarstan)

Conference Recommendations[edit]

The conference came out with a set of recommendations, most importantly:[16][17][18][19][20]

  • Establishing a memorial complex for Imam al-Maturidi, according to the traditions of the national architecture in Samarkand.
  • Preparing commentaries and glosses on his books, such as: "Kitab al-Tawhid", and "Kitab Ta'wilat al-Qur'an" or "Ta'wilat Ahl al-Sunnah", known also as "Tafsir al-Maturidi".
  • Collecting and preserving electronic copies of the literature of al-Maturidi and the Maturidi scholars, such as al-Nasafi – author of 'Tabsirat al-Adillah'.
  • Organizing a competition for the researchers of the Maturidi's heritage in Al-Azhar and choosing its winners.
  • Holding a periodic scientific forum for the contributions of al-Maturidi to the Islamic civilization and Muslim cultures.
  • Searching for other aspects of accepting others in the heritage of Maturidi and publishing it.
  • The necessity of teaching the theory of knowledge (epistemology).
  • Teaching and spreading al-Maturidi's dogmas and simplifying them for students against extremism and radicalism in the world.

See also[edit]

  • 2016 international conference on Sunni Islam in Grozny
  • List of Ash'aris and Maturidis


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  2. "International Maturidi Kalam Conference". Kalam Research & Media (KRM).
  3. "Preparations for the International Conference have begun". Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA).
  4. "International scientific-practical conference on the subject of "Imam Abu Mansur Moturidi and the teachings of moturidia: the past and the present"". Religions.uz.
  5. ""Imam Abu Mansur Maturidi and the Teaching of Maturidiyya: The Past and the Present"". Al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation.
  6. ""Имом Абу Мансур Мотуридий ва мотуридия таълимоти: ўтмиш ва бугун" мавзусидаги халқаро илмий-амалий конференция АХБОРОТ ХАТИ". Center of Islamic Civilization in Uzbekistan under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
  7. "International Conference continues". Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA).
  8. "Samarkand to host International Islamic Conference". islom.uz.
  9. "Maturidi's teachings – struggle of enlightenment against ignorance". Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA).
  10. "Relevance of the study of Maturidi's heritage". Uzbekistan National News Agency (UzA).
  11. "PERSIDANGAN ANTARABANGSA MENGENAI IMAM AL-MATURIDI". Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM).
  12. "Sonmez Kutlu: International Conference in Samarkand, dedicated to Imam Maturudi is important and useful". UzDaily.com.
  13. "Samarqand nufuzli anjumanga mezbonlik qildi". Xs.uz.
  14. "Samarqand yana bir xalqaro anjuman mezboni..." Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.
  15. "Xalqaro konferensiya yakunlandi: Imom Moturidiy ta'limoti bo'yicha an'anaviy tanlov o'tkazish taklif qilindi". Kun.uz.
  16. ""Imom Abu Mansur Moturidiy va moturidiya ta'limoti: o'tmish va bugun" mavzusidagi xalqaro konferensiya bo'yicha tavsiyalar qabul qilindi". Sammuslim.uz.
  17. "البيان الختامي للمؤتمر الدولي «الإمام الماتريدي» في أوزبكستان". Al-Dustour (Egypt).
  18. "بمشاركة الأزهر.. مؤتمر دولي يوصي بإبراز جوانب قبول الآخر في تراث الماتريدية". albawabhnews.com.
  19. "مؤتمر دولي يوصي بإقامة مسابقات وندوات علمية عن الإمام الماتريدي عبر الإنترنت". Youm7.
  20. "البيان الختامي للمؤتمر الدولي «الإمام الماتريدي» في أوزباكستان بمشاركة الأزهر". Al-Ahram.

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