DIFI and HBKU collaborate to address values that are both changing and constant within Muslim families

Time: Dec 06, 2023

The “Family and Values in a Changing World” forum, organized by the Doha International Family Institute in partnership with the College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and held on December 6, 2023. The event brought together experts, academics, researchers, policymakers, and representatives from civil society institutions.

Topics of discussion were: Family values resulting from wars and conflicts, constant and variable standards in Sharia’ and social studies and challenges of preserving values and absorbing change in light of globalization and cultural openness, the identity of the Muslim family between the criteria of religion, geography and global citizenship, the role of civil society in supporting the family in Muslim and non-Muslim communities, the role of policies and law in the social inclusion and exclusion of migrant families, and the forum was concluded with an open discussion on the priorities of the research agenda and recommendations for different participants.

Participant’s bios

Presentation of Dr. Badran Ben Al-Hassan

Presentation of Dr. Chedli Bey Chatti

Presentation of Dr. Merve Ozaykal


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