Muslim World League Promotes Peace Between Religions

International Islamic organization, the Muslim World League, has spent the last 60 years promoting the values of Islam and has embarked on a global awareness campaign to spread its message of peace between religions.
Muslim World League Promotes Peace Between Religions. Photo supplied
Muslim World League Promotes Peace Between Religions. Photo supplied

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 international Islamic organization of 60 years is based in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia and aims to present the true Islam, and build bridges of Islamic and humanitarian cooperation worldwide.

The Muslim World League is represented in the United Nations as an observer member concerned with economic and social council, among other international non-governmental organizations. It is also an observer in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural, and a member of UNICEF.

The organization works to clarify the truth of the Islamic religion by achieving a few goals, such as defining Islam, explaining its values and consolidating the understanding of moderation and justice in the consciousness of the Muslim nation. It also works tirelessly to resolve issues in Islamic society and push away the conflicts and struggles.

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. Photo supplied.
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. Photo supplied.

In addition, it takes care of modern communication and spreading the culture of dialogue, pays attention to Muslim minorities and their issues, and communicates with them to solve the problem they face. It also takes 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.

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. The most prominent is the Makkah document issued in 2019 after 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. It comprises 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 to address the practices of injustice, aggression, and racist slogans, and the call for civilized dialogue to reach 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 2021. This 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 saw various Iraqi sects promote peaceful coexistence, civilized dialogue, and confront extremism and violence in the world – in Iraq in particular. The meeting included Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish sects. The concluding statement recommended establishing a body for cultural communication between the sects and religious 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 representatives from 40 countries to call for religious tolerance and raise the level of mutual understanding between Muslims, Christians and Jews in France.

It included the visit of the Secretary-General of the League to Auschwitz concentration camp in January 2020. This served as affirmation of the rejection of the atrocious crimes and fairness of the Islamic religion and its fixed values.

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 issues of common concern. This included ways to enhance dialogue between followers of religions and concerted efforts to curb hate speech and abuse of religions and their sacred symbols.

The association organized the "Common Values among Followers of Religions" forum last May in the Saudi capital, Riyadh. It was attended by religious leaders from Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists and others.

The forum called for dialogue and cooperation between religions, promoting 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. In addition, the aim was to prevent the clash of civilizations, supporting the values of friendship and cooperation between nations and people, discussing moderation and understanding others.

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, with the theme “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 engage in dialogue, coordinate joint action, and mobilize various religious and political forces to promote an international order based on rules and values, common humanity and morality. [Partnered Content]