2003 News Story

MWL to focus on enhancing coordination of religious rulings

Secretary-General of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) Dr. Abdullah Al-Turki has urged jurisprudence councils and 'ifta' centers as well as ulema (Muslim scholars) throughout the Muslim World to study Muslims’ current problems. He reiterated the concern of the Islamic Jurisprudence Council, an MWL affiliate, to enhance cooperation and coordination among various councils that issues 'fatwa' (religious rulings), declaring: “It is necessary to explain from the Islamic point of view, the required relations among members of a society, the ties of individuals with the society and the state and the importance of obedience to the rulers.”

Dr. Al-Turki said the Council’s 17th session, due to be held in Makkah next week under the patronage of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz, will discuss the deviant thoughts and wrong concepts held by a number of young people. Under review will be the acts of terrorism that have been perpetrated in certain Muslim countries, taking into account their causes as well as their impact. He urged officials who are concerned with curricula at schools and universities to teach those fatwa (religious rulings) issued by the various councils of jurisprudence to clarify the stance of Islam against terrorism and extremism.