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King calls on scholars to follow Qur’an, Sunnah on new issues

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has called upon Muslim scholars to give their opinion on contemporary issues in the light of the Qur’an and Sunnah.
“Islam is capable of accommodating new changes on the lives of Muslims. This is a great blessing from God. It’s a religion of progress and development,” the king said.
In his keynote address to a meeting of Islamic Fiqh Council, an affiliate of the Muslim World League, King Abdullah cautioned against those who create division in Muslim societies.
Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal delivered the king’s speech, which urged scholars to find Islamic solutions for modern problems without deviating from basic Islamic teachings.
“You have to think about solutions in the light of Islam’s flexibility and moderate teachings. As decided by God, Islam is relevant for all times and places,” the king said.
Recent political and cultural changes in the region should not be allowed to make Muslim youth drift away from basic Islamic teachings.
King Abdullah said the call for sectarianism was the main challenge facing the Ummah, warning it would lead to bloody fighting among Muslims.
He urged religious scholars to give their proposals to strengthen Muslim unity.

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