MWL chief: Saudi Arabia has always called for coexistence between mankind

Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), addresses at the 30th International Summit on Religion in Kyoto, Japan. (SPA)
Updated 06 August 2017
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MWL chief: Saudi Arabia has always called for coexistence between mankind

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has always called for peace and coexistence between mankind, the Muslim World League’s (MWL) secretary-general said at the 30th International Summit on Religion in Kyoto, Japan.
Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa stressed the responsibility of religious leaders to promote civilized and humanitarian concepts to spread the values of love and peace.
Some entities are trying to lay foundations of human society based on materialistic philosophies that deny religion and spiritual values, he warned.
Al-Issa stressed the importance of convening international meetings to ward off a clash of civilizations.
“We, on behalf of the enlightened Muslim peoples, hope that all people will be pleased with the linguistic and religious meaning of Islam, which contains lofty principles and noble values calling for… equality among the human race,” he said.
Al-Issa added that the MWL not only bears the concerns of the Islamic world, but of humanity at large as Islam’s message is global.


Makkah air security boosted for last 10 days of Ramadan

The General Security Aviation Command stands ready to carry out rescue and evacuation missions by air. (SPA)
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Makkah air security boosted for last 10 days of Ramadan

  • Al-Sudais urges diligence, dedication in serving pilgrims

MAKKAH: As part of its role with Umrah security forces, the General Security Aviation Command has raised its level of readiness and increased its aerial monitoring operations in Makkah for the last 10 days of Ramadan.
The command conducts aerial monitoring missions, observes traffic on the city’s main roads, provides logistic support to all government security sectors, and stands ready to carry out rescue and evacuation missions by air.
It is increasing its efforts to cope with the rising number of pilgrims as Ramadan comes to a close.
The last 10 days of Ramadan must be spent with the “utmost diligence,” the Saudi Press Agency reported the head of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques as saying.
Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais was giving a speech to the presidency’s officials, urging them to use the rest of the holy month to pray and to serve the pilgrims performing Umrah.
“These 10 holy days must be spent with the utmost diligence. It is an opportunity to stay far away from the flames of hell. The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was most diligent during these blessed days, even more than on the night of prayer. All of us are dedicated to serving the worshippers who are visiting for Umrah and praying at the Grand Mosque of Makkah.”
Serving the pilgrims was an honor for Saudi Arabia, he added.
King Salman has called for the convening of two summits of Gulf and Arab states to be held on May 30 in Makkah.
According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement carried by SPA, the king sent an invitation to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and leaders of other Arab countries to discuss the recent attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis in the UAE and on Saudi Arabia’s oil pipelines and their repercussions on the region.
Al-Sudais urged presidency officials to make these summits successful because the invited leaders were guests of Allah as well as the Kingdom’s.
He called on the presidency’s staff to be rewarded for their dedication and loyalty, and hoped the summit would a unifying force.