This morning, Saturday, February 5, a dialogue was held at the headquarters of the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies, Benghazi, on the occasion of the International Day of Human Fraternity, entitled: Let’s Coexist Together.
The guests of the dialogue were Dr. Shaaban Awad, professor of Arabic language and Islamic studies at Libyan universities, and Professor Saleh Al-Jazwi, a civil society activist, in addition to young people from the Al-Rabie organization, and the presence of professors and media professionals to participate in this dialogue.
The meeting was moderated by the media professor, Khaled Bouzakouk, who welcomed the attendees, and it began with Dr. Shaaban Awad, who spoke about the human dimension of the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, and touched clearly on the importance of the Meccan speech that targeted Muslim and non-Muslim people, especially his use of the word “O people” in this way. He addresses all of humanity, despite the small number of Muslims at that time, because God Almighty said in the Holy Book, “O people! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most honorable of you in the sight of God is the most pious of you.” Then after that, the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace, migrated to Medina, where he continued his speech. Humanitarian initiative by signing the “City Document” between the city’s residents of various religions.
He also touched on the refined human relationship between the Messenger and his wives, and the human aspects of the personality of Omar ibn al-Khattab.
Then Professor Saleh Al-Jazwi spoke about hate speech, which is considered one of the issues of the times, and stressed the rejection of violence and hate speech, which has become a new phenomenon as a result of media development and means of social communication, which has fueled regionalism and tribalism in political matters, and called for the necessity of it being controlled by the media and the judiciary. Every person has the right to express his opinion without causing chaos.
The attendees participated in the meeting with their opinions and questions, and the Spring Organization participated in talking about its efforts in communicating and bonding between the communities in the city of Benghazi, which numbered more than 10 different nationalities. The organization organized festivals that brought together the communities, and included activities related to their arts, heritage, and popular foods as a form of competition and communication with the participation of Various Libyan components.