Digital revolution in Muslim culture takes centre stage in Dubai

The 4th Islamic Economy Fiqh Forum 2018 will highlight innovation and happiness in the Islamic lifestyle and impact of digital economy and fourth revolution on the Muslims’ life, organisers said today.

Organised by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) and the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, the event will be held from the 22nd and 23rd of April, 2018.

”The forum comes within efforts being exerted by the Government of Dubai and the initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make the capital ‘World Islamic Economy’, ” said Dr. Hamad Al Shaibani, Director General of IACAD, and Chairman of the Forum’s Organising Committee in a press conference.

The forum will be convened as part of the UAE’s strategy to explore the future opportunities and challenges in the vital sectors, with a focus on the Islamic economy, in order to launch proactive plans that serve the nation’s interest and quest to be among the best countries in the world, according to Al Shaibani.

Al Shaibani added that 33 research papers will discuss analyse the influence of digital economy, fourth industrial revolution and investment opportunities on the Islamic lifestyle.

Speakers will also spot light on innovative Islamic arts and designs and best practices and their impact on future Islamic museums, economy and architecture.

”Regulations regarding Islamic fashion and dress as well as robotics, media programmes and filmmaking on Islamic perspective will also come under microscope,” he added.

He went to say that family tourism and Islamic culture as well as Islamic financial facilities for this type of tourism will also be discussed.

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