Jasser speaks about his Congress experience. 

The Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture (IRCICA), the National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa (AwqafSA), University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and the International Peace College South Africa (IPSA) are jointly organizing the 2nd International Congress on Islamic Civilisation in Southern Africa in Durban, Republic of South Africa between 4-6 March 2016.
Islam as a religion and as a group of cultures has had a major influence in Africa since its introduction to the region. More than 60% of Africans are Muslims and numerous Muslim cultures and arts flourished in North, West, and East Africa.
In some parts of Africa Islam thrived, though often under difficult circumstances, for centuries and made significant contributions in all spheres of life. Important positive geopolitical changes have taken place in the region in the last 25-35 years that are likely to impact greatly on the future of these communities.