The Winter School which is currently on going provides an intensive study of major topics in Islamic studies, including: History and Interpretations of the Qur'an, The Qur'anic Worldview, Sunnah and Its Relevance, History of Islamic Thought, Muslim History and Civilization, Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Maqasid al-Shari'ah (Objectives of Islamic Law), Revival and Reform in Islam, and Contemporary Islamic Thought, Integration of Revealed Knowledge with Scientifically Produced Knowledge, among others.
The program which started December 22 will end on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Haruna Zagoon Saed, a Local Organizing Committee member, who is also the Executive Director of policy Think Tank Baraka Policy Institute, urged the participants to ensure they derive maximum benefit from the conference and stressed on the need to acquire knowledge in order to impact others.
"This is going to be very important program for the next ten days. We expect that you will as much as possible take the maximum benefit. The essence of you being here is not about the knowledge that you will have but how you will impact on others," he said.
On expectations of the conference, Mr Bashiru Mohammed, a participant expects to acquire knowledge consistent with the teachings of the Holy Qur'an that he can adopt and apply.
"I hope to understand the IIIT way of approaching, understanding and disseminating knowledge. I hope this will be in line with my ideals, in which case I will gladly adopt," Mohammed said.
The IIIT Conference is also currently being held in Abuja, Lagos and Kano, all in Nigeria with 15 resource persons drawn from South Africa, Serbia, US, Nigeria and Ghana.