Sao Paulo Islamic conference recommends creation of Islamic media for Latin American countries

Sao Paulo Islamic conference recommends creation of Islamic media for Latin American countries
The participants also stressed the great value of the Muslim family and its importance in society in their final statement. (Courtesy photo)
Updated 21 September 2017

Sao Paulo Islamic conference recommends creation of Islamic media for Latin American countries

Sao Paulo Islamic conference recommends creation of Islamic media for Latin American countries

SAO PAULO: Participants at the 30th session of the International Conference of Latin American and Caribbean Muslims in Sao Paulo recommended the establishment of Islamic media broadcasting to Latin American countries including visual, audiovisual and printed means.
They also called for the importance of adhering to international Islamic and professional disciplines to spread virtue and values, preserve the Islamic identity and correct misconceptions about Islam.
The conference was organized by the Islamic Call Center in Latin American and the Caribbean countries in cooperation with the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call and Guidance in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.
The participants also stressed the great value of the Muslim family and its importance in society in their final statement, and included a recommendation to pay attention to the teaching of the Holy Qur’an to the youth and to establish schools and nurseries to memorize and teach the Holy Qur’an.
The statement stressed the need to establish Islamic schools because it is an important means of preserving the Islamic identity.
It also stressed the importance of promoting the Arabic language and spreading it among the Muslim community as it serves as the main tool for preserving the Islamic identity.
The participants recommended that the Islamic center in Latin America should hold scientific courses and create websites to deal with the provisions of the family in Islam in terms of jurisprudence.
They also called for designing educational materials for the Muslim family to clarify the rights and social duties entrusted to them.
The final communiqué called for Muslim minorities in Latin America to strive to preserve religious rituals, moral values and the Islamic identity which could be achieved through legitimate legal means in their countries, and to amend any legislation that violates religious rights or conflicts with Islam in the sphere of the family, women and society.
The statement also stressed the importance and prestige of the mosque in Islam and its role in preserving the Islamic identity. It urged Muslim communities in Latin America to pay attention to mosques and to maintain prayer in them.
The final communiqué stressed the pivotal position of Jerusalem and the condemnation of all terrorist attacks by the Israeli occupation authorities that target Islamic sanctities, the identity of the Palestinian Muslim and non-Muslim people, and threatening their stability as well.
The participants thanked the government of Saudi Arabia for their support and interest in the Muslim communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.