Top rabbi praises ‘refreshing’ Saudi remarks on ‘horrors of Holocaust’

Sunday, 4 March 2018

In January, an email was sent by a top Muslim official in Saudi Arabia that made Jewish communities worldwide pause and take notice. The message, addressed to the director of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, has arguably become the single most important development in relations between Jewish and Muslim religious leaders in recent history. In it, the head of the Riyadh-based Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammad al-Issa, acknowledged the “horrors of the Holocaust.” The genocide ...

Muslim World League chief: People must accept religious, intellectual diversity

Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Mohammed bin Abdulkarim al-Issa, highlighted the need to abide by effective dialogue. He said that the world today complains about the lack of understanding of God’s will in religious, intellectual, cultural and civilizational diversity, as well as the lack of understanding of the importance of coexistence among each other, as a basic rule for peace and harmony among mankind. This was part of Al-Issa’a speech at the Alliance of ...

Vatican PM meets with Muslim World League secretary general

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Prime Minister of the State of the Vatican Cardinal Pietro Parolin received Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa, the president of the Muslim World League, in his office on Tuesday, the Saudi Press Agency reported. During the meeting, Parolin voiced the importance of the league’s positive efforts in serving Islamic communities. He also highlighted the significant meeting which Issa held last September with Pope Francis when they voiced their commitment to dialogue between Islam and Christianity ...

Skeptical at first, US author writes on ‘progressive’ Saudi remarks on Holocaust

Sunday, 28 January 2018

An American author has written about how a visit to Saudi Arabia and a meeting with Muslim World League (MWL) chief Mohamed al-Issa left him impressed by the progressive and tolerant nature of the kingdom.Robert Satloff, who is also the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, wrote in a New York Daily News piece earlier this week about how his perceptions changed.“I was skeptical. … In our December meeting, Al Issa struck an impressive note,” ...

Muslim World League: Holocaust is a crime that no one can deny or undermine

Friday, 26 January 2018

The head of the Saudi-based Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammad Alissa, on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day expressed “great sympathy with the victims of the Holocaust, an incident that shook humanity to the core, and created an event whose horrors could not be denied or underrated by any fair-minded or peace-loving person.” Dr Alissa is the Secretary General, Muslim World League, and the President of the International Organization of Muslim Scholars. He ...

Annihilating extremism is my mission: Head of Saudi-based Muslim World League

Sunday, 26 November 2017

The head of a Saudi-based organization that for decades was building mosques around the world has said, in an interview with Reuters, that his focus now was aimed at annihilating extremist ideology. Former justice minister Mohammed al-Issa, appointed secretary-general of the Mecca-based Muslim World League (MWL) just over a year ago, told Reuters during a European tour that his organization would no longer let Islam be taken hostage by extremists. “We must wipe out this extremist thinking ...

US-Muslim interfaith dialogue conference unites 450 scholars

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The World Muslim League (MWL) hosted a conference in New York city focusing on the cultural communication between the United States and the Islamic World with the participation of the United Nations and the presence of 450 scholars and thinkers representing 56 countries.The conference began on Saturday uniting scholars from both sides under a forum titled “Civilizational Communication between the United States and the Islamic World”.The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League ...

Muslim World League holds US conference on cross-cultural communication

Saturday, 16 September 2017

The Muslim World League is holding a conference on “Civilizational Communication between the United States of America and the Islamic World” on Saturday in New York City. Representatives of Islamic institutions from all over the world and their American counterparts along scientific, intellectual from all over the world are set to take part. The conference, which will last for two days, will focus on a number of themes naming: “The Cultural Contribution between the United ...

Muslim World League chief says Saudi Arabia welcomes interfaith dialogue

Saturday, 5 August 2017

In a first-of-its-kind meeting in Japan for representatives of faiths around the world, Secretary General of the Muslim World League Dr. Mohammad al-Issa on Friday said that Saudi Arabia welcomed positive and fruitful dialogue among various religious groups in the world. He called for peace and the broadening of horizons for peaceful coexistence. The Int'l Conference for Religious Leaders in Japan witnessed a large presence of representatives of the world's religions. Dr. Issa delivered a ...

Muslim World League condemns Qatari media incitement against its scholars

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Muslim World League has issued a statement condemning what they say is Qatari media campaign of incitement against its religious scholars.The statement issued early on Monday said it condemned several media outlets from Qatar for describing some of their Muslim scholars as “hypocrites to the faith”.“The Secretariat of the MWL deplores the audacity of insults against the nation's top scholars, asserting that the media apparatus that is being used to serve extremism can ...

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