Muslim World League chief stresses need to differentiate fatwas to maintain stability

MWL Secretary-General Mohammed Al-Issa, center, attends the opening session of ‘The Role of Fatwa in Maintaining Social Stability’ conference in Cairo on Wednesday. (SPA)
Updated 20 October 2017
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Muslim World League chief stresses need to differentiate fatwas to maintain stability

JEDDAH: During the opening session of “The Role of Fatwa in Maintaining Social Stability” conference held in Cairo by Dar Al-Iftaa Al-Massriyyah, the secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL), Mohammed Al-Issa, called on muftis and religious men to consider the consequences of fatwas before issuing them, the differences between Islamic communities and immigrant minorities, and the difference between fatwas for individual and international issues.
Held under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, more than 1,000 muftis and Islamic organization heads from around the world gathered for the conference.
Al-Issa stressed the need to differentiate between general and special fatwas, in accordance with each state’s conditions.
He also called on taking into consideration the immigrant minorities’ priorities when issuing fatwas to help apply them better, and thus maintain social stability by avoiding any misleading fatwas.
Later, Al-Issa commended the royal decree to establish the King Salman Complex for the Prophet’s Tradition in Madinah, which will have a council comprising world-renowned scholars of the hadith.
He said: “The order came in response to a need to face the disgraceful jurisprudence of quoting out of context, and stop the attempted distribution of misrepresented texts which pose a danger due to the lack of scientific studies.”
Al-Issa clarified that due to their lack of knowledge and intellectual misguidance, extremists tend to justify their mistakes and deviance with texts they claim support their erroneous view of Islamic law. The complex will help expose all such allegations and serve Islam and Muslims by protecting the sciences of Islamic law, he added.


KSRelief dispatches more aid to Hodeidah

Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian tenders in accordance with the official Saudi Aid Platform in its current phase has reached a total of $32.83 billion. (SPA)
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KSRelief dispatches more aid to Hodeidah

  • The Kingdom’s humanitarian tenders in accordance with the official Saudi Aid Platform in its current phase (2007-2017) has reached a total of $32.83 billion
  • The aid is aimed for the needy people in Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) sent 12 more truckloads of relief goods to Yemen.
The 12 trucks carrying 184 tons of food items and other essential commodities reportedly crossed the border point of Al-Wadia late on Saturday.
The aid is aimed for the needy people in Yemen’s Hodeidah governorate. The trucks are expected to reach their destination in the next few days.
Since the foundation of Saudi Arabia, its wealth has not been limited to its citizens but has been spread throughout most of the world.
It has provided humanitarian aid, charitable grants and soft loans to countries regardless of color or race. The Kingdom has always been one of the world’s top providers of aid.
The Kingdom’s humanitarian tenders in accordance with the official Saudi Aid Platform in its current phase (2007-2017) has reached a total of $32.83 billion.
The top five recipient countries of aid from Saudi Arabia are: Yemen, with a total of $14 billion for 290 projects, followed by Syria with a total of $3 billion/153 projects, Egypt was ranked third with a total of $2 billion/20 projects, while Niger was ranked fourth with a total of $1.230 billion/7 projects and Mauritania was ranked fifth with 14 projects and a total of $1.219 million.