ABU DHABI, October 31, 2021 (WAM) – The World Council of Muslim Communities held a press conference at the Council’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, with the participation of Dr Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Council, and Dr Mohamed Bechari , the Secretary General, to announce the schedule of the International Conference, entitled “Islamic Unity: Concept, Opportunities, Challenges”, to be held from December 12 to 14 in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Al Nuaimi announced the holding of the conference, under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence.
The importance of the conference stems from the need to present an intellectual and legal discourse that fills the void that exists among Muslim communities around the world, to meet the challenge of belonging to contemporary Muslim society, which confirms the role pioneer of academics and thinkers in leading the nation, and presenting an intellectual and legitimate proposal up to the demands of the time.
Al Nuaimi said that one of the conference’s goals is to lead a discourse that stems from the values of coexistence pursued by the UAE, in terms of partnering with others. “We truly believe in this positive partnership of working together to build nations and face the challenges facing humanity everywhere, such as climate change, pandemics, poverty or unemployment, and create opportunities for young people, ”he added.
The President of the Council underlined the importance of the pioneering role of the scholars and thinkers of the nation by presenting a discourse based on legitimate foundations, taking into account the peculiarities of that time, respecting its regulations and laws, and establishing a better future for Muslims and non-Muslims, especially with the existence of certain discourses that divide humanity and serve agendas that harm Muslims wherever they are. He noted that the Council will wish to welcome as many Muslim scholars, thinkers and academic leaders as possible, so that a vision of Abu Dhabi is presented to the world in the service of Muslims and non-Muslims, as regards concerns the concept of Islamic unity. and opens horizons for opportunities that must be invested in the present and the future, to develop strategies to deal with the challenges that Muslims face wherever they are.
The World Council of Muslim Communities is an international non-governmental organization headquartered in Abu Dhabi. It includes more than 900 Islamic organizations and institutions from 142 countries, aiming to achieve one goal: the integration of Muslim communities in their countries, and for its members to obtain full citizenship and full affiliation with the Islamic religion.