Misconception about Islam needs to be removed, says MWL

Misconception about Islam needs to be removed, says MWL
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Misconception about Islam needs to be removed, says MWL
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Updated 18 August 2013

Misconception about Islam needs to be removed, says MWL

Misconception about Islam needs to be removed, says MWL

The London branch of the Muslim World League on Thursday organized a seminar on the role of Islamic centers in correcting misconceptions about Islam at the Islamic Cultural Center.
The seminar was organized with the aim of clarifying the role of Islamic centers in spreading awareness about Islam and Muslims and removing misconceptions.
Abdullah Al-Turki, secretary-general of the Muslim World League, said it is the duty of every Muslim to spread the correct message of Islam. Islam is not the religion of terrorism but of peace. Islam is the summary of all the books and a call toward Allah.
“All religions in the world have misconceptions among their followers and enemies, but the main idea is that God created human beings so we should pray to Him,” he said.
He further said that many non-Muslims are keen to find the truth. Muslims and non-Muslims have a very significant role to play in spreading the truth and to stop destruction in the name of Islam.
Islamic organizations should have a combined strategy and cooperate with each other. The media can also help remove misconception about Islam. He also said that there should be cooperation between universities, organizations, youngsters and people in general.
Muslim communities should not remain isolated and follow the law of the country they live in. This will show the real face of Islam. The communities should play their role in clarifying the misconceptions of Islam.
“To this end, the Muslim World League is planning more programs in different European countries on the same agenda next week. A program will be held in Geneva,” he said.
Ahmad Al-Dubayan, director general of Islamic Cultural Center London, said: “We are very satisfied and proud to have this conference.”
He stressed the need for education of Muslim youth. The community also needs to develop social services as a means to look after families, women and the new Muslim generation.
“The youth is our identity and belongs to the Islamic community. The education system needs our support and communities living in Britain look up to the Muslim World League as the representative of Islam in the world,” he said. “Socially, the pressure has increased on Muslim communities living abroad. There is need to spread awareness about Islam and encourage positive interaction with the societies they live in,” he added.
Abdulrahman Anzi, consul at the Saudi Embassy in Britain, attended the program on behalf of Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf, Saudi Ambassador in the UK.
He said there is a need to spread awareness about Islam and the role of Muslims in the Western world. The interfaith dialogue is also playing a great role in introducing Islam.
Lord Mohammed Sheikh, honorary executive board member of the Islamic Finance Council UK, also shone light on the importance of the role of Islamic organizations and centers. He said that there is particular misconception about Islam, which he thought needed rectification, but gently.
“While education is very important, so is dealing with the social side of misconceptions. The primary role of centers should be empowering women and involvement of youngsters to tackle this issue,” he said. “We all are ambassadors of Islam. It’s our duty to educate people about true Islam and its principles and remove the misconception of Islam in a gentle way,” said Lord Sheikh.