MEHMET ERKEN / KUZEY NEWS AGENCY
Hamza Tzortzis, a British Muslim of Greek origin, underlined that Islamic values present the ultimate solution for problems caused by inequality in the world at a conference in Istanbul.
In addition to the conferences he gives in the US and the UK, Tzortis is also known for his talks in public discussions. Being a strict oppponent of capitalism and secularism, the British Muslim academic thinker attracted attention to the inequalities dividing the social classes as a result of capitalism.
Invited by the Islamic Studies Association of Bogazici University to speak at the "Islam a truth or a dream?" conference, Tzortis said: "We are Muslims and we have an ethical tradition. We believe that the Quran is universal and one of the essential doctrines of it is to ensuring equality and justice without any discrimination between poor and rich."
Explaining the dire need for the equal distribution of wealth, Tzortis added: "More than ten million African children die per year due to malnutrition and over two million people all around the world cannot afford basic needs. I think Islam will resolve this inequal and unjust situation."
Nurullah Genc, a member of the association, complained about the lack of academic discussion and introduction of Islamic values at Bogazici University, where there seems to be sufficient number of courses about Islam.
"With the goal of filling this gap, we are starting to bring together Bogazici students, thinkers and researchers on Islam," he said.Last Mod: 24 Mayıs 2014, 15:25