The international Islamic conference, held over the course of two days in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, concluded with 13 recommendations that collectively emphasized the importance of aligning religious edicts with the tenets of Islamic Sharia law.
The conference, “Communication with the Departments of Religious Affairs, Ifta, and Sheikhdoms in the World,” highlighted the need to exercise caution against deviant fatwas, while addressing attempts to distort Islam and condemning heinous acts such as the burning of copies of the holy Quran.
Additionally, the conference called for enhanced communication, integration, and deepening partnerships in the realm of Islamic affairs among religious affairs administrations, jurisprudential bodies, and religious leadership worldwide.
Attended by 150 scholars and muftis representing heads of Islamic centers and associations from 85 countries, the conference extended gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, for approving the convening of the gathering.
Moreover, the conference commended the significant efforts undertaken by the Saudi leadership in serving Islam and Muslims, fostering communication with religious affairs administrations, jurisprudential bodies, and religious leaderships worldwide, and achieving integration among them.
Recommendations launched at the conference encompassed a reaffirmation of the responsibilities of religious affairs administrations, jurisprudential bodies, and religious leaderships worldwide in promoting the principles of moderation and temperance in preaching and educational methodologies.
This includes the qualification and training of imams and preachers, along with the intensification of related programs.
The conference emphasized the need to combat extremism, radicalism, and moral decay, while also stressing the importance of preserving family values, safeguarding youth, and reinforcing fundamental principles.
These efforts aim to protect societies from waves of atheism and moral degradation through quality preventive and corrective programs.
Participants at the conference also called for enhanced communication, integration, and deeper partnerships in the field of Islamic affairs among religious affairs administrations, jurisprudential bodies, and religious leaderships worldwide.
The ultimate objective is to achieve unity and consensus among Muslims, asserting that the foundation of Islamic unity lies in monotheism. Upholding the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic teachings) is the cornerstone of the faith, providing immunity against misguidance and deviation.
(Source: https:// english.aawsat.com/gulf/)