Ramadan Majlis Nights @ MOTF

Are Social Responsibility and Technological Advancement Compatible?



10:30 pm


12:00 am

MOTF Lobby

Are Social Responsibility and Technological Advancement Compatible?

Welcome to the Ramadan Majlis Nights, presented in collaboration with Dubai Future Labs. Join us for three evenings of enlightening discussions held in the lobby of the Museum of the Future, from March 16 to March 30, during the holy month of Ramadan!

Delve into a unique exploration of how Islamic principles can shape and guide the future of innovation and research. Our series of discussions will revolve around the rich heritage of Islamic ethics, intertwining them with contemporary scientific advancement and policy-making.

Against the backdrop of Dubai's pioneering R&D program, which provides a roadmap for sustainable and socially responsible innovation, our speakers will include Islamic scholars, international academics, and UAE thought leaders.

In Session 3, titled "Are Social Responsibility and Technological Advancement Compatible?," our audience will peer into the seemingly divergent intersection of social responsibility and technological progress in contemporary life in this engaging session that sheds light on their promising interdependences when viewed through an Islamic lens. We are honored to have Dr. Abdallah Rothman and Awad bin Hassoum Al Darmaki as our panelists, moderated by the Dean of Dubai Future Academy, Dr. Mohamed Qasem.

After the session, enjoy bites, beverages, and networking opportunities, fostering meaningful connections and discussions!


Dr. Abdallah Rothman - Panelist
Abdallah Rothman is a licensed professional counselor and scholar, renowned for integrating Islamic spirituality with mental health practices, including modern technology. His work, emphasizing the synergy of Islamic teachings with digital tools, expands mental health services' accessibility and effectiveness.

Awad bin Hassoum Al Darmaki - Panelist

Awad bin Hassoum Al Darmaki is an Emirati writer and poet in the fields of strategic planning, human development and institutional development. He was also a preparer and presenter for the "Fingerprints" program, part one and two, on Dubai TV. And he presents "Our Islam is a Civilization" Program on Alshareka TV.

Dr. Mohamed Qasem – Moderator
Dean of the Dubai Future Academy. He previously worked in the Electronics
department at the College of Technological Studies (CTS) at the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET). He specializes in Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning, and his expertise are in optimization and data compression. He also worked as a consultant to the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) advancing science communications. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Digital School in the United Arab Emirates. He was selected by Nature Middle East as one of six science communicators to follow. He communicates science through his public lectures delivered in around the world, TV programs, the Sciware podcast and his social media accounts.

Suited for ages 16+
Date: Saturday, March 30th
Duration: 1 hour & 15 minutes
Start Time: 10:30 PM

Location: MOTF Lobby

Access to the Museum:
Registration grants you access to this event, but does not include entry into the museum itself.

Tickets are sold online and require advanced booking.

Parking Instructions:
Limited paid parking spots are available at the Museum and Emirates Towers Boulevard. The Emirates Towers Metro Station is connected to the museum as well.