In the framework of the IIIT lectures series for CIS countries, a lecture "Manifestation of the worldview attitude "God-World" in the communication of modern Muslims: multimodal perspective" was delivered by Kamil Nasibullov (Uzbekistan), Candidate of Psychological Sciences, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Psychology of Religion and Pedagogy of the International Islamic Academy of Uzbekistan.

Dr. Kamil Nasibullov focused the lecture on the analysis of metaphorical gestures in Muslim preaching and communication of modern Muslims using a variety of psychological approaches. During the lecture, participants learnt about modern approaches to the study of gestures and how Muslims use them, as well as about:

- gestures, which are, in addition to speech, an important means of communication and reflect the deep religious and cultural codes of Islamic culture; 
- questions of interpretation of movements in namaz and their symbolic function, how the Muslim prayer reflects the basic worldview relationship "God-World"; 
- a new look at the role of gestures in Muslim ritual and everyday communication, combining the traditional Islamic view with modern scientific interpretations. 

The lecturer also pointed out that there is no special religious gesturing, metaphorical gestures acquire "religious" meaning in the appropriate context in which the utterance is made.
Metaphorical gestures are more straightforward than speech production and can more clearly reveal the basic discursive features of an utterance.
The study of gesture analysis will help for a deeper study of the Muslim community not only for psychologists but also for anthropologists, sociologists, cultural studies and others.
The possibilities of applying gesture analysis as a research methodology are currently limited due to their labour-intensive nature. However, the emergence of new information technologies (e.g., neural network-based) may lead to revolutionary changes in this field.

About 50 participants from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Azerbaijan registered for the lecture. In addition, students from L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan) joined the lecture and actively participated in the discussion. The participants were interested in individual gestures, their meaning and the difference in the meaning of gestures depending on the region. 

The recording of the lecture is published on the Institute Of Knowledge Integration YouTube channel at the following link