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In order to promote the discipline in Hong Kong, the Research Institute for the Humanities (RIH) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) came to an agreement with the Islamic Cultural Association (Hong Kong) on 31 July 2013. With sponsorship provided by the latter under the agreement, RIH launched the ‘Islamic Studies Initiative’ (ISI) on 13 September 2013. On 12 May 2015, ISI was approved by the management of the university to become the Centre for the Study of Islamic Culture (CSIC).

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Islamic Cultural Festival

Release time:2016-12-8 11:30:56

A. Opening Ceremony

B. Talk (I): Islam is not ISIS

Sad but true, to many people, Islam is a synonym for violence and terrorism. But in fact, the word Islam is derived from an Arabic word which means peace. In this talk, our speaker will give you a real picture of Islam and tell you the huge difference between Islam and the Islamic State.

Date: 27 October 2016 (Thursday)

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Venue: Lee ShauKee Building (LSK) 304

Speaker: Prof. James Frankel (Director of Centre for the Study of Islamic Culture; Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK)

Language: English


C. Tour of Mosques in Hong Kong

Starting from the Jamia Mosque in Central, the oldest mosque in town, to the Masjid Ammar, an Islamic community in Wan Chai, the tour will lead you to experience the history of Islam and the everyday life of the Muslims in Hong Kong. Also good news for foodies, if you like, you can get a taste of the halal ‘dim sum’ exclusively in the Masjid Ammar (at participants’ own expense)!

Date: 29 October 2016 (Saturday)

Time: 10:00am – 12:00noon

Language: English

D. Talk (II): Islamic Law and its Characteristics

Date:4 November, 2016 (Friday)

Time: 18:30-20:00

Speaker: Imam Noorudin Yang (Chairman of the Islamic Cultural Association, Hong Kong )