Syed Mukarram Nazir, Correspondent Canada
This year the 6th Annual Holy Quran and Science Conference and Exhibition was held on 24 November 2019 at Baitul Hamd Mosque, Mississauga, Canada. The event was attended by 400 members and over 1,400 enjoyed the live stream. The event was reported by Waseem Ahmad Sahib.
The main purpose of the conference was to provide food for thought and enable the attendees to ponder and reflect on the Holy Quran from a scientific perspective.
The conference presented many flavours from various speakers with diverse educational and scientific backgrounds. The speakers worked in various domains with one common goal, to find the hidden treasures in the Holy Quran.
The day covered a broad spectrum of sciences, from geology to physics, chemistry to biology, and history to medicine. Similarly, a Holy Quran exhibition was also set up for the audience.
The programme started with the recitation of the Holy Quran followed by welcome remarks, the inaugural address and greetings by dignitaries and guest speakers.
The Prime Minister of Canada, Right Honorable Justin Trudeau, Mayor of Vaughan, His Worship Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor of Mississauga, Her Worship Bonnie Crombie, and many other politicians sent their warmest greetings and messages to the attendees of the conference and offered their best wishes.
During the first session, presenters covered topics such as:
– Mountains drift like the clouds do
– Reconciling heart and brain – the Quranic perspective
– Studying honeybee behavior
– Evolution in the light of the Holy Quran
At the end of the session, a question and answer session opportunity was provided to the audience. After a refreshment break and exhibition visit, session two started which covered topics including:
– Handling depression
– Refuting allegations of so-called scientific errors in the Holy Quran
– Interaction between surface-water and seawater
– Analysis of empirical evidence on cohabitation and marriage
The audience really enjoyed the presentations and asked interesting questions. This session concluded at lunch which was followed by a break for congregational prayers. Session three started with presentations on:
– Cancer immunotherapy
– Large scale graphene production
– Robust energy storage towards a clean environment and sustainable resources
– Heavy elements, their uses and toxicity
– Science and God (which was the keynote presentation)
The final session discussed topics such as:
– Novel biomaterials for health applications
– Health potential of rare sugars in honey
– Science of colours
– Science of learning
– Health literacy
After each session, Amir Jamaat Canada, Lal Khan Malik Sahib presented gifts to all the speakers. After the final question and answer session, a vote of thanks was presented by the conference chair, National Secretary Talim Canada, Dr Hameed A Mirza Sahib.
Dinner was served and an exhibition was opened for the participants.
May Allah immensely reward all the presenters, the organisers and participants and enable us to benefit from the divine wisdom presented in the Holy Quran. Amin.