MWL chief, Tatar grand mufti sign deal

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikanov, receives the secretary-general of the Muslim World League, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, at the Kremlin building in the Tatar capital Kazan on Tuesday. (SPA)
Updated 09 April 2019
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MWL chief, Tatar grand mufti sign deal

  • MWL signs agreement with Tatarstan to promote peace, tolerance, and cooperation among the followers of different religions and cultures and to highlight the global values of Islam

KAZAN: The secretary-general of the Muslim World League (MWL) and the grand mufti of Tatarstan signed an agreement on Tuesday to cooperate in the dissemination of moderate Islam and its principles of tolerance and coexistence.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa and Grand Mufti Kamil Samee Allah Iskandar, who signed on behalf of the Tatar Religious Administration of Muslims, agreed to exchange expertise to achieve common objectives in moderate religious and intellectual issues.

The two parties will promote Islamic principles and moderation, and combat extremism and Islamophobia.

The agreement is based on the MWL’s role in promoting Islam and building bridges between cultures, religions and ethnic groups, and the administration’s mission to teach Tatar Muslims about their religion and promote the culture of moderate Islam, under the umbrella of the Russian state.

The two parties will also coordinate teaching and academic research, and organize competitions to memorize and recite the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah.

Earlier, Al-Issa met Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, who praised the MWL’s promotion of moderate Islam.


Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival

Updated 17 July 2019
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Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival

  • The Ministry of National Guard was previously responsible for organizing the annual cultural event
  • On Tuesday, the Cabinet decided to assign the responsibility to the Ministry of Culture

JEDDAH: Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan on Tuesday welcomed the Cabinet decision to give his ministry the responsibility of organizing the annual Janadriyah Festival.

Before this decision, the Ministry of National Guard was responsible for the organization of this annual cultural event.

The culture minister thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the continuous support extended to the cultural sector. He said the ministry will work to make the Janadriyah Festival an even bigger and distinguished event.

The festival offers an opportunity for visitors to take a glimpse of Saudi Arabia’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. It captures the great history and heroism of the Saudi people since the unification of Saudi Arabia by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud.

The event starts with a grand annual camel race, with speeches and national performances to be held in the evening, during which prominent personalities of the Saudi society are honored in recognition of their contributions, achievements and services for their nation in several fields.