Algeria: Seminar on Islam and rejection of violence on 12 and 13 August in Laghouat


An article from the Algérie Press Service

Islam and rejection of violence, is the theme of the 10th seminar Abdeldjebbar Tidjani, scheduled for August 12 and 13 at the headquarters of zaouia Tidjania in Ain-Madhi (Laghouat). This was announced Thursday by officials of the zaouia. They indicated that the meeting will be attended by Shuyukh and teachers from different regions of the country, and it will be devoted to the path of Islam in the rejection of violence and the remedy of its causes.


The participants in this religious event will address several issues, including “violence: the phenomenon and its meaning”, “the clash of civilizations and violence”, “moderate religious discourse and awareness”, and “the media and their role in awareness and spreading the culture of peace and tolerance “, said the organizers.

The theme for this year’s Tidjani Abdeldjebbar seminar is motivated by the “alarming and disturbing proportion” taken by this phenomenon which is “alien to Muslim society.” Hence the need to alert and warn against its spread and infiltration in society, they said.

The objective of this seminar since its inception has been to “raise awareness and spread culture and knowledge in society,” according to organizers.

This seminar is named after Abdeldjebbar Tidjani, the 10th General Caliph of the tariqa (brotherhood) Tidjania over the period 1991 to 2005, who died at the age of 85.

Tariqa Tidjania was founded in 1781 in Boussemghoune by Sidi Ahmed Tijani (1737-1815), and it has millions of followers worldwide.

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