The Role of Muslim World League in International Dialogue

The Muslim World League is an International Islamic organization based in Makkah Al-Mukramah. It aims to present the true Islam, and build bridges of Islamic and humanitarian cooperation with everyone. The organization was established around 60 years ago.

The Muslim World League is represented in the United Nations as an observer member concerned with economic and social council among other non-governmental international organizations. As an observer in The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural, and as a member of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

The organization works to clarify the truth of the Islamic religion through successfully achieving a few goals such as defining Islam and explaining its fact and pure values as it was revealed in the Holy Quran and Sunnah, and consolidating the understanding of moderation and justice in the consciousness of the Muslim nation. Also, exhaust all possible means in solving issues in Islamic society, and push away the conflicts and struggles.

In addition, taking care of modern communication and spreading the culture of dialogue, paying attention to Muslim minorities and their issues, and communicating with them to solve the problem they face. Not to mention, taking advantage of Hajj season by giving the opportunity to meet scholars, educated personnel, and organization chiefs to provide solutions to elevate the status of Muslims in the world and safeguard the Muslim Societies Identity.

Muslim World League Promotes Peace Between Religions

In order to achieve these goals and initiate an international dialogue among different religions and sects, the league has organized a number of conferences and events to support its goals. The most prominent of these efforts was the Makkah document issued in 2019 following the International Conference on Spreading the Culture of Moderation. The Makkah document is considered a platform for peace, the preservation of the values of moderation and moderation in Islamic countries, and the fight against terrorism and extremism in all its forms and respect for human rights.

It consists of 17 articles and was approved by 1,200 Muslim scholars from 139 countries and 27 sects and religious groups. One of the most important articles the document calls for is addressing the practices of injustice, aggression, and racist slogans, and the call for civilized dialogue to reach a just and comprehensive peace. The Makkah document has been translated into a number of languages, including German, English, Spanish, Swedish, Urdu, and French.

The Muslim World League in its efforts to bring the various parties of the Islamic world together, held the “Declaration of Peace in Afghanistan” conference in June last year, which brought together the leading scholars of Afghanistan and Pakistan at one table for the first time, in order to bring peace to Afghanistan and support the role of scholars in resolving regional conflicts. The League also held a historical forum that brought together the various Iraqi sects to promote peaceful coexistence, civilized dialogue, and confront extremism and violence in the world and in Iraq in particular. Not to mention, open communication channels and constructive dialogue between scholars of different sects.

The meeting included Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish sects, and the concluding statement recommended to establish a body for cultural communication between the sects and religions groups that make up Islamic societies.

Under the umbrella of the Muslim World League, the “Peace and Solidarity” conference was held in Paris in 2019 with the participation of representatives from 40 countries to call for religious tolerance and raise the level of mutual understanding between Muslims, Christians and Jews in France. Which included the visit of the Secretary-General of the League to Auschwitz, the headquarters of the Holocaust, in January 2020, an affirmation of the rejection of the atrocious crimes and the fairness of the Islamic religion and its fixed values that are not double standards.

Last year, the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa met with a number of American evangelical leaders, to discuss a number of issues of common concern, including ways to enhance dialogue between followers of religions and concerted efforts to curb hate speech and abuse of religions and their sacred symbols.

The Muslim World League is embarking on a global awareness campaign to promote understanding of Islam and the religion’s values of peace, tolerance and love

The Association organized the “Common Values among Followers of Religions” forum last May in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in the presence of a number of religious leaders from Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and others. The forum called for dialogue and cooperation between religions, promote equality between human beings and the deepening of human commonalities with an understanding of the religious and cultural specificities of the followers of each religion.

As well as, to prevent clash of civilizations, supporting the values of friendship and cooperation between nations and people, discuss moderation and understanding others. Also, not to turn diversity into fear, hatred and conflict. In the forum, the Association presented a solid basis for the teachings of the true Islamic religion calling for
cooperation, dialogue, and access to all common participants that ensure optimal coexistence in the world.

The Muslim World League also held the first conference of Southeast Asian scholars in Malaysia last July, in the presence of the Malaysian Prime Minister and 44 religious leaders from 17 countries. The conference made recommendations for tolerance and respect for the right of others to achieve security and peace, and the establishment of a Council for Southeast Asian Scholars in Kuala Lumpur under the umbrella of the Muslim World League.

The participation of the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, as a co-founder of the Interfaith Forum of the Group of Twenty (R20) comes in support of the values of human equality and the establishment of dialogue between different religions to reach cooperation and tolerance among the peoples of the world, which is one of the most prominent topics of the first forum of its kind in Group of Twenty.

The G20 Interfaith Forum, whose theme is “Making Religion a Source of Global Solutions: An International Movement Led by Shared Moral Values,” seeks to expand the positive role of religions by inviting religious leaders to dialogue, coordinating joint action, and mobilizing various religious and political forces to promote an international order based on rules and values. Common humanity and morality.

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