2001 News Story

Islamic forum in Denmark concludes meetings

The Fifth King Fahd Islamic Culture Forum concluded its meetings in Copenhagen, Denmark, today, expressing thanks and appreciation to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz for his unlimited support to Islamic causes, and to Minister of State and Head of the Cabinet Bureau Prince Abdulaziz bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, who sponsored and participated in the event. Prince Abdulaziz' speech at the opening session on Friday was delivered by Minister of Justice Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Asshaikh. It focused on the universal message of Islam and its teachings, explained King Fahd's efforts to advance the cause of Islam, and described the Kingdom's role in promoting understanding among peoples.

The three-day forum issued a final statement that urged Islamic institutions in minority Muslim communities to remain committed to the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnah; to endeavor to strengthen ties among Muslims; and to intensify attention to Islamic sciences and Muslim scholars. It advised them make use of technology such as computers and the Internet to achieve their goals and to support Islamic libraries with the reference books they need.
At a press conference today, Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Shaikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz Al-Asshaikh spoke of the forum's success, and pointed out that participants had included the Mufti of Al-Quds [Jerusalem] who was able to describe to the large audience the reality of what is happening in Palestine, the sufferings of the Palestinian people, and the damage done to the Al-Aqsa mosque by the occupying Israeli troops.