Seminar on “Where Do I Belong? Western Muslim Youth & Identity Crisis” held at department of Social Work, University of Peshawar


On 18th December, Department of Social Work University of Peshawar in collaboration with Faculty of Social Work University of Calgary, Canada organized one day seminar on “Where do I belong? Western Muslim Youth and Identity Crisis”. The session formally started with the recitation of holy Quran by Mr. Tufail khan, student of the Department. Dr. M. Ibrar welcomed the honourable guest speaker Dr. Aamir Jamal.

IMG 20191218 WA0027 Voice Of Freedom
Dr. Ibrar, Assistant Professor Department of Social Work, University of Peshawar
The session was conducted on identity crises of Muslims in West particularly Canada. In the session the speaker discussed how religious leaders can play vital role in the construction of Muslim identity. Construction of identity is developed with four contexts: global conflict, religion, culture, and gender. Dr. Amir Jamal is an Associate Professor and International Social Development Coordinator at University of Calgary, Canada. Dr. Amir Jamal shared his early reasearch which was based on gender issues.
IMG 20191218 WA0039 Voice Of Freedom
Dr. Amir Jamal Associate Professor( University Of Calgary, Canada) is delevering his lecture on “Where do I belong”
In addition to global conflict and the polarization of ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ have significant impacts on the negotiation of identity among muslims youth. Seminar was an interactive session which helped students in asking questions. Research helps the students to ask questions and build their critical and analytical skills. Speaker of the session also shared future plans and collabrative efforts of both the universities and encouraged students to apply for exchange and Master programs.
IMG 20191218 WA0031 Voice Of Freedom

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker