RNA – On June 12th, The Islamic University of Science and Technology in Kashmir signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Islamic Denominations in Iran.
The Islamic University of Science and Technology is a government university located in Awantipora, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
The University of Religions and Denominations is a teaching and research centre in Qom, Iran which focuses on the study of religions and Islamic sects.
The initiative has been taken to have academic and research collaborations between the two universities.
In this regard a function was organised at the Islamic University of Science and Technology which was attended by the Iranian representatives. As per the hand out issued, the event started with a lecture on Quranic Hermeneutics delivered by the Rector of the University of Islamic Denominations, Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad-Hoseyn Mokhtari.
The lecture was organized by the International Centre for Spiritual Studies (ICSS) of the Islamic University of Science and Technology.
Hujjat al-Islam Mokhtari in his address explained Friedrich Schleiermacher’s theory of Hermeneutics and deliberated on the three modes of Hermeneutics: Classic, Romantic and Philosophical.
“Most of the thinkers are in agreement with the fact that the ‘text is ambiguous’ and thereby emphasise on tracing the intentions of the author to arrive at a final message of the text,” he said.
The lecture was followed by signing a memorandum of understanding between the University of Islamic Denominations and the Islamic University of Science and Technology which was signed by the Vice Chancellor of the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Professor Mushtaq A. Siddiqi and Hujjat al-Islam Mokhtari.
Hujjat al-Islam Mokhtari was accompanied by a group of scholars from Iran which included Dr. Yahya Jahangiri, the Vice Rector, University of Islamic Denominations, Hujjat al-Islam Gholam-Reza Raeisian, the Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies at Ferdowsi University in Mashhad and Dr. Zahrani, the Former Deputy of Education Minister of Iran.
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