27 March 2014
On March 27, as organized by the Department of Eastern Languages and Religious Studies, a seminar on "Qur'an al-Karim as a source of faith and culture" was held. At the opening of the ceremony, the head of the department, Elnura Azizova, spoke about the role of Qur'an al-Karim through 14 centuries of Muslim identity formation, as well as its importance for the customs, traditions, and cultural heritage of Azerbaijani people.
The speaker of the seminar, instructor of School of Theology of Suleyman Demirel University (Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University at present), Dr. Ali Bulut, talked about features of Qur'an al-Karim as the holy book of Islam and as a source of Islamic culture. After giving information about the history of literature of the Arabs on the basis of the establishment of Islam, he talked about the writing process of the Quran, which remained unchanged throughout 14 centuries. At the end of the report he answered students' questions about the position of members of other religions, male-female equality, peace-military relations, the relationship between faith/worship and morality according to the Qur'an, and many other interesting topics.