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27-06-04
www.thebangladeshtoday.com, 27 June 2004 [cached]
Professor Zia Hassan, Vice President of Claflin University, USA, said the rapid growth of innovation in information technology has hastened the rise and spread of English language as a global language for international communication.
The ability of a nation to participate actively and significantly in numerous international forums would depend on our ability to articulate and communicate effectively in global English, he said.
Various papers were presented by renowned local and foreign speakers dwelling on areas like teaching methods and learning strategies, global trends in ELT and language teaching policies.
Times And Democrat
www.timesanddemocrat.com, 20 Aug 2001 [cached]
Those were the words of Dr. Zia Hasan at a breakfast at Claflin University on Tuesday morning.The topic of the breakfast was truth and fiction in media concerning the world of Islam.
The breakfast took place as part of the S.C. United Methodist Conference.It was coordinated by the Rev. Stephen Holler and sponsored by the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns.
Hasan is the vice president for planning and assessment and information services at Claflin.He is an American of Bangladeshi heritage.
"In a world filled with interfaith tensions, where acts of tremendous violence are perpetrated in the name of religion, how are we to believe the Koran is a book of peace and those who follow its teachings to be seekers of peace?"asked Holler in a preface to the breakfast.
"The subject is still timely.We still need to hear it," Holler said of the topic of religious tolerance.
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Hasan said it is important that the public filters what information it gathers from the media.
"The media has a role in determining our perceptions," Hasan said."The way we are emotionally set up, what we read, we believe."
According to Hasan, there are 1.2 billion adherents to Islam, the second largest religion in the world.
"We believe that the Koran is God's words," Hasan said of the Islamic faith.He said the root meaning of Islam is 'to enter into peace' and that the word 'Muslim' is interpreted as 'one who makes his peace with God."'
Hasan believes that some aspects of Muslim culture, such as restrictions placed on women in countries such as Saudi Arabia, have no real basis in the Islamic religion.He said that as with the Christian Bible, quotations from the Quran must be taken in the context they were intended.
Reversing the perception of Islamic countries as backward, Hasan said the European Middle Ages were the Golden Ages for the Islamic world, which saw significant advances in fields such as science and mathematics.For instance, the Arabic use of a numeral to represent zero, a first in human civilization.
Hasan also pointed out that Bangladesh, Russia, China and Nigeria are just some examples of non-Middle Eastern countries with healthy Islamic populations.China, for example, has 25 million Muslims.He said the United States' own Islamic background is often overlooked.
About 20 percent of slaves who were brought in from Africa were Muslim," Hasan said."The general public is not aware of these links."
Hasan said the American perception of foreign countries is based on images seen in the media and can be untrue.He said these countries may be even more prosperous than the United States, with higher per capita incomes.
"I lived in Bangladesh for eight years.You would not believe the standard of living I had as a beginning assistant professor.I mean, I went and paid cash for a Mercedes," Hasan said to the laughter of the audience.
He indicated, however, that the Western media are not alone in failing to portray other countries fairly."There are several types of ignorance that lead to bias," Hasan said, quoting a conversation he had with one of his university classes.
"Do not judge people for things they have no control over," Hasan said.
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Those were the words of Dr. Zia Hasan at a breakfast at Claflin University on Tuesday morning.The topic of the breakfast was truth and fiction in media concerning the world of Islam.,,
The breakfast took place as part of the S.C. United Methodist Conference.It was coordinated by the Rev. Stephen Holler and sponsored by the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns.,,
Hasan is the vice president for planning and assessment and information services at Claflin.He is an American of Bangladeshi heritage.,,
"In a world filled with interfaith tensions, where acts of tremendous violence are perpetrated in the name of religion, how are we to believe the Koran is a book of peace and those who follow its teachings to be seekers of peace?"asked Holler in a preface to the breakfast.,,
"The subject is still timely.We still need to hear it," Holler said of the topic of religious tolerance.,,
...
Hasan said it is important that the public filters what information it gathers from the media.,,
"The media has a role in determining our perceptions," Hasan said."The way we are emotionally set up, what we read, we believe.",,
According to Hasan, there are 1.2 billion adherents to Islam, the second largest religion in the world.,,
"We believe that the Koran is God's words," Hasan said of the Islamic faith.He said the root meaning of Islam is 'to enter into peace' and that the word 'Muslim' is interpreted as 'one who makes his peace with God."',,
Hasan believes that some aspects of Muslim culture, such as restrictions placed on women in countries such as Saudi Arabia, have no real basis in the Islamic religion.He said that as with the Christian Bible, quotations from the Quran must be taken in the context they were intended.,,
Reversing the perception of Islamic countries as backward, Hasan said the European Middle Ages were the Golden Ages for the Islamic world, which saw significant advances in fields such as science and mathematics.For instance, the Arabic use of a numeral to represent zero, a first in human civilization.,,
Hasan also pointed out that Bangladesh, Russia, China and Nigeria are just some examples of non-Middle Eastern countries with healthy Islamic populations.China, for example, has 25 million Muslims.He said the United States' own Islamic background is often overlooked.,,
About 20 percent of slaves who were brought in from Africa were Muslim," Hasan said."The general public is not aware of these links.",,
Hasan said the American perception of foreign countries is based on images seen in the media and can be untrue.He said these countries may be even more prosperous than the United States, with higher per capita incomes.,,
"I lived in Bangladesh for eight years.You would not believe the standard of living I had as a beginning assistant professor.I mean, I went and paid cash for a Mercedes," Hasan said to the laughter of the audience.,,
He indicated, however, that the Western media are not alone in failing to portray other countries fairly."There are several types of ignorance that lead to bias," Hasan said, quoting a conversation he had with one of his university classes.,,
"Do not judge people for things they have no control over," Hasan said."name=body>
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The Commision on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns
www.umcsc.org, 18 Aug 2001 [cached]
Dr. Zia Hasan, Vice President for Planning Assessment and Information Services at Claflin discussed the fact and fiction of Islam as portrayed in various media.
..:: 37th Bengal Studies Conference ::..
www.bengal-studies-conference.org, 17 May 2006 [cached]
Dr. Zia Hasan Claflin University, South Carolina, USA
Professor Gnatuk Daniel Chuk
Zia HasanClaflin ...
www.collab.org, 27 Jan 2006 [cached]
Zia HasanClaflin University
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