Dr. Ali Hassannia is Assistant Professor, Department of Qur’an and Hadith Studies, Shahed University of Iran. He has a PhD in Theology and Islamic Studies and has published multiple papers in Persian, Arabic and English.

The paper he presented were based on the analytical descriptive method and through Quranic notions, traditional and Islamic teachings and thinkers’ views, aimed to discuss the extent and limits of tolerance in Islam, particularly concerning freedom, and how misconceptions about it brings about the tragic phenomenon of “holy ignorance”. It also criticized both Muslim and Western opinions in this regard. Finally, it showed the connection between intolerance, holy ignorance, radicalism, and lack of sound understanding about religion.

Read His Paper Here.

Download His Presentation Here.

*This draft paper are not to be cited without author’s permission

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