2006 News Story

King Abdullah calls for greater Muslim unity, cooperation

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz stressed the need for Islamic solidarity and collaboration in dealing with issues concerning the Ummah in a speech delivered on his behalf by Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance Shaikh Saleh bin Abdulaziz Al-Ashaikh before the 39th Session of the Constituent Council of the Muslim World League in Makkah on Sunday.

In his speech, King Abdullah stressed the need for Muslim solidarity and collaboration in dealing with issues concerning the Muslim world and stressed that the Kingdom’s goal is the unity of Muslims based on the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah.  Saudi Arabia, he added, is keen to support Muslims’ just causes and defend their legitimate rights.  King Abdullah also pressed for the renunciation of all forms of terrorism.

In his speech, the King noted Saudi Arabia’s support of dialogue, peaceful efforts, understanding, coexistence and cooperation among the world’s countries, peoples and civilizations.  King Abdullah added that Saudi Arabia is greatly concerned with the various insults directed at Islam, the deliberate distortion of its image, and the provocation of the feelings of its followers across the world.

King Abdullah also called for Muslim unity in the face of such challenges, and asked that the Muslim World League set a clear and realistic strategy to defend Islam, its sanctities, symbols, civilization and its course characterized by moderation.