More than 1,000 Islamic scholars and religious experts as well as 80 moderate Muslim figures gather to review their opinion regarding violence and targeting innocent societies - Press photo
CAIRO – 29 May 2019: The Muslim League conference “Moderation Values in the Quran and Sunnah” hosted in Saudi Arabia has seen a momentum attendance by Islamic scholars, who discussed the means of spreading Islamic moderation recently adopted by the Saudi kingdom.
More than 1,000 Islamic scholars and religious experts as well as 80 moderate Muslim international figures gathered from different countries across the world to review their moderate opinion regarding violence and targeting innocent societies.
Among the attendees was Egyptian Minister of Endowment Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa. “We are in a desperate need to read consciously and thoroughly our heritage while maintaining religious constants,” Gomaa said in his speech.
Gomaa added that the religion needs to be protected by the state from the risks imposed by radical groups, which are dangerous to both the religion and the state. He further said that moderation means the avoidance of extremes, as well as the right understanding of the religious legislation.
Member of the executive board of the Muslim Council of Elders Abdallah Fad'aaq condemned malicious attempts by these radical groups harming a billion and 800 million Muslims in the Saudi Kingdom, adding that “the Islamic moderate thought is undoubtedly the main foundation for promoting a nation.”
Lebanese Shiite leader Sayed Mohamad Ali el-Husseini, secretary-general of the Arab Islamic Council in Lebanon, said that the Saudi Kingdom is sincerely providing many services for Muslims and Islam.
The conference will also discuss the Islamic heritage and Fiqh (Islamic legal rulings) to enhance moderation in Muslim societies. By the end of the conference, participants signed the historical Mecca Document.
Held under the auspices of Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz, the conference witnesses 16 events and sessions to be held over 20 hours and more than 80 participants will give speeches.