MWL’s 46th Session Addresses  Key Challenges Facing the Islamic World

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MWL’s 46th Session Addresses Key Challenges Facing the Islamic World

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MAKKAH: The Supreme Council of the Muslim World League (MWL) convened for its 46th session on Wednesday, April 24, focusing on seven critical issues: the unity of the Islamic nation, the Palestinian cause, the Gaza war, disruptions to navigation in the Red Sea, the situation in Sudan, Islamophobia, and desecration of religious symbols. The session was chaired by Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of the Council of Senior Scholars.

In his opening remarks, the Grand Mufti highlighted Saudi Arabia’s pivotal role in supporting Muslims and addressing their concerns. He emphasized that the Kingdom has consistently taken the lead in caring for Muslim issues and providing relief in times of crisis. “It has become our duty to stand with Muslim people in their crises and sufferings, and to defend them in regional and international forums,” he stated.

Saudi Arabia’s efforts to mend rifts among Muslims, promote harmony, and foster unity were noted during the session. The Grand Mufti cited several institutions established by the Kingdom to support Muslim causes and resolve disputes.

The Secretary-General of the MWL, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, commended the Supreme Council’s efforts, including significant decisions like updating bylaws to align with the MWL’s international status.

Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, President of Religious Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, mentioned that the Supreme Council’s meeting aligns with the Islamic nation’s aspirations for global peace and harmony. He also emphasized the need for enhanced dialogue among monotheistic religions, civilizations, and cultures to promote the true message of Islam.

Other key figures, including Egypt’s Minister of Awqaf, Muhammad Mukhtar Gomaa Mabrouk, and Türkiye’s President of Religious Affairs, Ali Erbas, also praised the MWL’s role in fostering global and humanitarian peace, and expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for hosting the session and its commitment to the Muslim world.

The Supreme Council serves as the governing body of the MWL, responsible for approving plans set forth by the League’s General Secretariat. With 65 distinguished Islamic leaders representing Muslim communities and minorities worldwide, this session aimed to address the pressing issues confronting the Islamic world and chart a course for a more harmonious future.