Yemen scholars hail Saudi efforts

Yemen scholars hail Saudi efforts
Updated 01 July 2015
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Yemen scholars hail Saudi efforts

Yemen scholars hail Saudi efforts

RIYADH: Minister of Islamic Affairs Saleh Al-Asheikh chaired the first meeting with Yemeni scholars to exchange ideas on how to strengthen their role in restoring peace in their country.
The first Saudi-Yemen scholars meeting, dubbed the “outreach scholars program,” at the ministry’s headquarters here, discussed the tragic events in Yemen and the favorable outcomes of “Decisive Storm” under the leadership of King Salman, supported by the alliance.
Among those present were heads of various Islamic and Yemen Islamic associations.
Speaking on the occasion, Al-Asheikh stressed the scholars’ role in guiding people, in reaching out to people to correct misconceptions that are caused by politically motivated conflicts.
He said: “We have had a lot of mentors and teachers in Yemen at the expense of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance for decades,” in addition to a number of Yemeni who have studied in Saudi universities over the years.
“Such a meeting is an important link for cooperation with Yemeni scholars and Saudi Arabia’s vision in restoring hope in Yemen that reflects its support of the Yemeni people, and its commitment to the establishment of security,” the minister said.
The minister urged the participants to regain their influence, look at challenges and ways of addressing them toward positive resolution.
He said, the legitimate media should come back and scholars should have their voice in various media outlets including social media channels.
Al-Asheikh issued a warning to people against sending children to war zones believing that those who are fighting will be considered martyrs once they get killed in the war. He said, this is completely wrong and only endangers the lives of innocent young people.