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Al-Issa: The West does not judge Islam with a single perspective

August 03, 2021
 Muslim World League Secretary-General Sheikh Muhammad Al-Issa.
Muslim World League Secretary-General Sheikh Muhammad Al-Issa.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Muslim World League Secretary-General Sheikh Muhammad Al-Issa said that one section of the Western People realizes that Islam is a peaceful religion and that Islam has never imposed religion by coercion on anyone.

“This section does not judge Islam with a single perspective but only through research and deep study,” he said. Sheikh Al-Issa made the remarks while replying to a question during a television program titled “In the horizon” on MBC Television Channel.


During the program, the MWL chief answered the following question: Some see that the West stands hostile to the Islamic religion, and judges it from a single perspective, while some others ask about the reasons for the state of anxiety experienced by non-Muslim societies in the Western countries, and do these societies have a state of anxiety about Islam?

In his reply, Sheikh Al-Issa said: “There are divergent sections among the Western people. One among these segments judges Islam through research and deep study, and this section realizes that Islam is a peaceful religion and that Islam never imposed the religion on anyone.” He observed that this concept came through in-depth surveys and studies, and this section knows that the rule of no coerce in religion has been strictly applied by the moderate Islam.”

On the importance of disseminating the true image of the Islamic religion in the West, and who is responsible for delivering this, Dr. Al-Issa stressed that clarifying the truth of the Islamic religion is primarily the responsibility of the followers of Islam, and the response must be effective, with a tangible impact.

He emphasized that MWL focused on the project of launching proactive initiatives and programs to promote positive integration in the Western and other countries. The Makkah Document came in this context. The document, which is derived from the cardinal concepts of brotherhood and peaceful coexistence, and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) implemented this in the name of Islam and Muslims, with followers of all religious and ethnically diverse groups at that time.”

It is noteworthy that Sheikh Al-Issa initiated a major project aimed at re-presenting Islam to others in a clear way, with its immortal values based on peace, moderation, and coexistence.


August 03, 2021
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