JEDDAH: The League of Islamic Universities has blessed the endorsement of the “Makkah Declaration” by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM).
The league supported the declaration being published in religious, educational and cultural institutions throughout the Islamic world.
The league’s statement said that the decision by the CFM confirms the legitimacy of this historic charter, signed and endorsed by 1,200 muftis and 4,500 Muslim scholars representing different schools of thought under the umbrella of the Muslim World League (MWL) and the patronage of King Salman.
The statement added that the charter supports the humanitarian values of Islam, including tolerance, understanding and cooperation among peoples and countries and the need to respect diversity and differences.
In a statement, Dr. Osama Al-Abed, secretary-general of the league, welcomed this new step to promote tolerance, cooperation, peaceful co-existence and security among peoples of different religious and cultural backgrounds.
Al-Abed noted the efforts by the MWL highlighting Islam’s moderation and showing its truth to the rest of the world, based on the values of peace, brotherhood, tolerance and combatting extremism and terrorism.