Secular humanities back of all injustice in capitalism
20 May 2012 15:14
Hujatoleslam Reza Gholami, head of the policy-making council of the First International Congress on Islamic Humanities, said humanities based on secularism are the root of all capitalism injustice.
IBNA: A seminar was held on Saturday (May 19, 2012), at the IRIB conference hall in English for Iranian and foreign thinkers to exchange their views about the First International Congress on Islamic Humanities.
The seminar was held in the presence of Hujatoleslam Reza Gholami, head of the policy-making council of the congress, as the keynote speaker, and almost 30 Iranian and foreign thinkers who aired their views after Gholami’s address.
Secular humanities are incompatible with Islamic values, said Gholami in his address. “That is why such disciplines cannot be resorted to solve issues of the Islamic society.”
He attributed the current woeful conditions of human in the world to western humanities and asserted that humanity is being wasted in the west.
He further mentioned the massacres in Afghanistan and Gaza and asserted that the killings are done by Israeli and American weapons. “Capitalism avant-gardes approve of a democracy which pursues their interests only. This is also true about their definition of human rights. The UN seeks the rights in line with western interests.”
Head of the policy-making council of the congress went on to say that over 60% of the people in the world are poor while a tiny little percentage of the world’s population, most of whom based in western countries, have accumulated enormous wealth. “People in Europe and the US no longer bear the reign of 1% over 99% and have risen up against injustice,” he added.
He posited that secular humanities not only fail to provide solutions to humans’ issues, they have deleted them in the surface. “I believe that such humanities have no plan for humans whereas Islamic humanities consider both the life in the current and next world.
“I do not mean to say that secular humanities have nothing to offer,” he explained. “In Islam, all sciences are considered and it is insisted that they should be considered through the standpoint of Islamic ideology.”
He reckoned that the congress is an unprecedented scientific event in the recent years. “Muslim researchers, especially in Iran, have created numerous works in humanities so far. Islamic economics is one of the examples of Islamic humanities which have many functions in the Islamic society.”
According to Rezaei, fields like the philosophy of humanities, methodology of secular and Islamic humanities, and values as well as skills for theorization in Islamic humanities should be studied for materialization of the precepts of Islamic humanities.
The congress was be held today (May 20, 2012) with Ayatollah Amoli Larijani, Chief Justice of Iran, at IRIB conference hall.