2004 News Story

King Fahd sends message to MWL’s Fourth Makkah Conference

Governor of Makkah Province Prince Abdulmajeed bin Abdulaziz yesterday inaugurated the fourth Makkah Conference, organized by the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL). Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz, in an address which Prince Abdulmajeed read on his behalf, recalled that Islam had faced challenges since its early days, and pointed out that tackling today’s situation depends on a comprehensive policy of reforms. He stressed not only absolute obedience to God Almighty, but also the importance of maintaining good relations with each other. Failure to understand the reality of Islam, he said, has caused certain young Muslims to deviate from the proper path. Warning against the adverse impact of a lack of unity among Muslims, he urged the Ulema (religious scholars) to review the problems and find solutions.

In his speech, MWL’s Secretary-General Dr. Abdullah Al-Turki said it is high time for Muslims to give up the policy of reaction to certain actions, and to resort to one of good planning and making the effort to confront the challenges facing them. The conference, he said, will review ways of improving the condition of the Islamic world, with working papers that cover the cultural, media and economic challenges that face Muslims today. Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia Shaikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh warned against plots hatched by enemies of Islam against Muslims, and urged Muslims to adhere strictly to the teachings of Islam.