12th Annual BBSI International Symposium Explores Timely Topics of Social Media, Islamic Perspectives on organ donation and stem cell research, and ‘Mental Health’ and psychology.
London, 18 July, 2023 – The BBSI International Symposium, the leading platform for academic and religious discourse and knowledge exchange, successfully concluded its 12th edition, bringing together scholars, researchers, and professionals from various fields to explore critical topics shaping our world.
The symposium, held from 9:30 AM – 6 PM in London, The Marrriot Hotel, Canary Wharf, on Saturday 15 July, 2023, showcased groundbreaking discussions on the effects of social media on interpersonal relationships, Islamic perspectives on organ donation and stem cell research, and the role of imams and scholars in the development of theologically authentic paradigms for mental health and psychology.
Under the theme “Navigating Complexity: Exploring Intersections,” the symposium delved into the multifaceted impact of social media on interpersonal relationships and information dissemination. Prominent speaker Imam Suhaib Webb (USA) delivered a thought-provoking presentation, shedding light on the evolving dynamics of human connections in the digital age. Webb addressed the challenges and opportunities posed by social media platforms, emphasising the need for conscious engagement and responsible online behavior.
Dr. Mansur Ali, a distinguished author in Islamic ethics, captivated the audience with his presentation on Islamic perspectives on organ donation and stem cell research.
Recognising the ethical considerations and implications of these medical advancements, Dr. Ali highlighted the role of Islamic principles in guiding decision-making processes and urged for informed discussions to address emerging bioethical challenges.
In a groundbreaking session, Sh A. Hasan, an esteemed scholar psychologist, explored the role of imams and scholars in the development of theologically authentic paradigms for mental health and psychology. With an emphasis on divine-centered reorientation, Hasan emphasised the significance of faith-based approaches into mental health practices and the role that psychology plays as religion.
The 12th Annual BBSI International Symposium witnessed a diverse range of attendees, including academics, researchers, professionals, and community leaders, who engaged in stimulating panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities. Attendees praised the symposium for its commitment to fostering cross-disciplinary dialogue and providing a platform for intellectual growth and collaboration.
“We are thrilled with the success of the 12th Annual BBSI International Symposium,” said Sh AbdalHaq Bewley and Sh A.Hasan, CO Chairs of The BBSI. . “The symposium’s diverse range of topics and esteemed speakers provided attendees with invaluable insights and perspectives, enabling us to navigate the complex issues of our time more effectively. We look forward to building on this success for future editions, “ said Sh Fahimul Anam, Vice Chair, The BBSI.
The BBSI International Symposium is a flagship event organised annually by the BBSI, a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering academic excellence, intercultural understanding, and community development. By facilitating collaboration between academia, professionals, and community stakeholders, the symposium continues to be at the forefront of knowledge dissemination and innovation.
For more information about the BBSI International Symposium and future events, please visit www.bbsi.org.uk
The BBSI is a non-profit organisation dedicated to advancing knowledge, promoting intercultural dialogue, and fostering community development. Through its various initiatives, including the BBSI International Symposium, the BBSI brings together individuals and organisations from diverse backgrounds to explore critical issues and drive positive change.