Non-Muslim panels learn the true nature of Islam in ASEAN conference

As shared by Dr. Abdul Hannan M. Tago
Executive Assistant IV, NCMF
December 24, 2022
Saudi Gazette Report

RIYADH — Minister of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance Sheikh Dr. Abdul Latif Bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and the Crown Prince for their support for the establishment of the 2nd ASEAN Conference “Khayr Ummah” in the Indonesian city of Bali.

He also lauded their keen support of other conferences within the framework of the Kingdom’s service to Islam and Muslims and the dissemination of values of moderation and countering hatred and extremism.

At the conclusion of the conference, Dr. Al-Sheikh pointed out that Muslims around the world need to unify their ranks through their adherence to the pure doctrine of monotheism.

He wished the conference all the success and to reach a joint collective action to unify the ranks of Muslims by adhering to moderation and working to spread them, and rejecting all forms of extremism, per the Holy Qur’an and the holy Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh).

Dr. Al-Sheikh pointed out that the discussions and working papers at the conference touched on the suffering of Muslims in the world due to their failure to work to be “the best nation.”

He stressed the need to work on correcting the understanding of the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah, hence the participation of non-Muslim delegations in the conference, which aims to explain the reality of Islam as a religion of affection, mercy, tolerance, and moderation.

The Conference, organized by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, concluded its activities in Bali Saturday with a closing statement praising the efforts made by Saudi Arabia in the service of Islam and Muslims.

This was through organizing and sponsoring international conferences, urging unification of ranks on the approach of moderation, and rejection of extremism and terrorism. — SPA