Arabic literature lecture at the National Student Academy


On August 23rd, at the National Students' Academy, the chairman of the Islamic Center, Paulius Bergaudas, gave a lecture on Arabic literature to the philology section. The lecture discussed the history of Islam and how this history influenced Arabic literature, which drew inspiration not only from the Quran and Islamic teachings but also from ancient cultures whose legacy was adopted by Muslims.

The theme of the lecture was animals, whose importance is revealed in the Quran itself. Two chapters of the Quran are named after a bee and an ant. It also contains numerous verses about animals. Although in the classical Islamic era, writers spoke about animals primarily in theological terms, as revealed in the lecture, living creatures and their rights were no less important to them.