On May 2nd and 3rd, renowned group of Islamic movements experts and post-political Islam studies scholars from Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Morocco, Turkey, Iran, Indonesia, Spain, France, and Germany met in Amman to participate in the international conference titled : "Post-Political Islam: Conditions, Contexts and Perspectives".
The two-day conference was organized by the Center for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan (UJ) and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Amman.
In his remarks at the opening session, Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs Musa Maaytah said that there has been "an urgent need" to address the topic, exchange views and share experiences on the issue, at a time when nations envision a shared living in peace in civil states founded on the principles of citizenship and the rule of law
Tim Petschulat, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung's Resident Director in Jordan and Iraq, said that sound governance requires that all needs of all components of society be met and means found to properly engage them all.
The conference discussed several key topics and issues related to the concept "political Islam", including its social, cultural and intellectual contexts, and theoretical and methodical schools around it, in addition to whether the "post-political" phase reflects the success, development and spread of Islamists or, on the contrary, their failure and inability to achieve and fulfill their political promises.
Other sessions addressed the current trends, patterns and models related to the Muslim Brotherhood and similar movements in the Arab and Muslim world. Some papers reviewed reviews and discussions carried out among the Islamic movements and models which are considered advanced in this area, such as the Moroccan case. Other papers compared the Arab, Iranian and Indonesian situations, and examined the expected milestones of the current reality of the Islamic movements.
A special session was held to review Post-Political Islam transformations or new indicators in the Salafist situation in the Arab world. While another session was devoted to the discussion of
Post-Political Islam ideas and situations on the Jordanian scene, with the participation of representatives of the Islamic Action Front party and the newly formed parties (such as “Zamzam”, “Partnership and Rescue” ,etc).