2006 News Story

MWL conference on Islamic curriculums begins in Makkah

The sixth Annual Conference of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) began in Makkah today. The topic of this year’s conference is Islamic curriculums.

At the opening of the conference, MWL Secretary General Dr Abdullah Al-Turki read a statement on behalf of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. In the statement, King Abdullah said that every culture has the right to teach its children the tenets of the culture and to protect it from violations and aggression.

One of the most serious challenges facing the Muslim nation today is Islamic education, which enemies want to distance from its pillars, the King said. He stated that a position on Islamic education must be spelled out based on a reasonable view of Islam.

The King’s statement called for reason and wisdom to protect the Muslim culture from the dangers of cultural globalization. He said that even during its golden age, Islamic civilization spread through science, knowledge, right, justice and the preservation of human rights, not violence and terrorism.

He attributed extraordinary events now taking place by some members of the Muslim nation to extraordinary reasons and circumstances that require a speedy and reasonable response. This is the way to respond to critics who falsely link terrorism with the essence of Islam, he said.

Finally, the King issued a reminder that Saudi Arabia exerted great efforts during the recent Organization of the Islamic Conference summit towards healing differences and uniting the ranks of the Muslim nation.