Sun 30-09-2018 22:10 PM
ABU DHABI, 30th September 2018 (WAM) — The General Secretariat of the World Council of Muslim Communities has held its first meeting, which was chaired by Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, President of the Council, who delivered its opening speech.
Dr. Mohammed Bashari, Secretary-General of the Council, also presented a detailed report on the council and its future work.
The council, which will hold a press conference on Monday to declare its future plan for the coming year, has 60 members, while its General Secretariat has 17 members representing Muslim communities in non-Muslim countries around the world, who meet twice a year.
The council aims to coordinate the efforts of Muslim communities and foundations in non-Muslim countries and improve their functional roles through encouraging their members to develop their countries on civil, economic and cultural levels.
It also seeks to correct stereotypes about Islam and Muslim communities, through working with local foundations and highlighting the role of individuals in serving their countries, by creating a platform for exchanging ideas and experiences.
The council is also working to promote religious loyalty in Muslim communities in non-Muslim countries, through achieving intellectual, spiritual and cultural security, to protect these communities from extremism.
The council’s members highlighted that the challenges facing Muslim communities in non-Muslim countries, such as wars, political crises and intellectual challenges caused by the spread of extremism, requires a culture of national loyalty that will help integrate these communities and protect them spiritually and intellectually.
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