Saudi Arabia competent authority for Islamic world: Scholars

Makkah conference calls for Islamic charter to tackle disagreements

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Around 1,200 prominent figures, including scholars, religious leaders, thinkers and intellectuals representing 28 schools of thought and sects from 127 countries attended the two-day conference in Makkah. — SPA

Saudi Gazette report

MAKKAH
— Renowned Islamic scholars and muftis from around the world underscored the importance of Saudi Arabia’s position as the competent spiritual authority for the entire Islamic world.

Around 1,200 prominent figures, including scholars, religious leaders, thinkers and intellectuals representing 28 schools of thought and sects from 127 countries attended the two-day conference in Makkah.

The conference was organized by the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL).

The participants lauded the efforts of Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, in serving Islam, Muslims and the entire humanity, especially their initiatives in fighting extremism and terrorism.

The conference recommended the drafting of a comprehensive Islamic charter that includes the rules to tackle disagreement and govern the relationship of Muslims in a broad spectrum.

It called for setting up of a committee, comprising representatives of major segments, to draw up a charter called “Makkah Charter” under which all major points of disagreement will be referred to a group of specialists to study and examine.

The scholars called on MWL to establish a global forum for Islamic unity with programs and initiatives that contribute to fostering the values of tolerance and the rehabilitation of imams and preachers around the world.


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