Dubai: Top international Islamic scholars will talk about peace and Islam at the Dubai International Peace Convention (DIPC) to be held in Dubai from April 12 to 14.

The convention also seeks to dispel myths about Islam and is expected to witness participation by leaders, senior government officials and other dignitaries from various countries.

A ‘Peace March' will be held on Friday, prior to the convention to raise awareness about the subject and the event.

"Peace is an integral part of Islam and the convention will discuss how we can attain peace at individual and global levels. In the present-day world, we want to spread the message of peace.

"Last time, in 2010, the convention attracted over 150,000 visitors and this year we are expecting the number to rise further," M.K. Ebrahim, chairman of DIPC, told Gulf News.

The three-day event, being organised by the Al Manar Quran Study Centre, is an initiative of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum World Peace Award, and will feature a conference addressed by Islamic scholars including Yousuf Estes from the US, Abdul Rahim Green from the UK, Dr Zakir Naik from India and Hussain Yee from Malaysia.


"The scholars will discuss teachings from the Quran about peace. It will be a good chance for people of different cultural and religious backgrounds to learn about the teachings of Islam," Ebrahim added.

In addition, the event will feature a thematic exhibition on scientific miracles from the Quran and an Islamic bazaar.

"The ‘Salvation exhibition' will give deep insights into the miracles while the Islamic bazaar will be an opportunity for Muslim business people to participate. Besides, there also will be a kids corner," said Ahmad Hamed of the marketing section of the DIPC.

The peace march, which will start from the Murooj Rotana Hotel at 4pm on Friday and end at the World Trade Centre, will include balloons, parachutes, sky divers and helicopters bearing images of peace while bikers and cars bearing peace flags will drive through the city.