Muslim World League Discusses Islamic Unity, Gaza and Sudan Wars, Islamophobia

The 46th session of the Supreme Council of the Muslim World League is chaired by Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Council of ‎Senior ‎Scholars Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The 46th session of the Supreme Council of the Muslim World League is chaired by Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Council of ‎Senior ‎Scholars Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)
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Muslim World League Discusses Islamic Unity, Gaza and Sudan Wars, Islamophobia

The 46th session of the Supreme Council of the Muslim World League is chaired by Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Council of ‎Senior ‎Scholars Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)
The 46th session of the Supreme Council of the Muslim World League is chaired by Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Council of ‎Senior ‎Scholars Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

The 46th session of the Supreme Council of the Muslim World League (MWL) is examining seven urgent issues on its agenda, including the unity of the Islamic nation, Palestine, the Gaza war, the disruption of navigation in the Red Sea, in addition to the situation in Sudan, Islamophobia, and desecration of religious symbols.

The session, which began on Wednesday, is chaired by Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and Chairman of Council of Senior Scholars Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Sheikh.

“The Kingdom has shouldered a great responsibility towards Muslims, being at the forefront of caring for their issues, tending to their affairs, seeking to address their problems, extending a helping hand and providing relief to them,” the Grand Mufti said.

“It has become our duty to stand with them, Muslim people, in their crises and sufferings and to defend them in regional and international forums,” he added.

The Grand Mufti highlighted Saudi Arabia’s efforts to mend rifts and resolve disputes among Muslims, while striving to bridge their differences and urging them to come together and achieve consensus and harmony.

“The Kingdom has established several bodies, councils, and institutions concerned with Muslim affairs, supporting their causes and resolving their crises,” he underlined.

Secretary-General of the MWL and Chairman of the Organization of Muslim Scholars Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa praised the commendable efforts undertaken by the Supreme Council.

Those include important decisions such as updating the bylaws to align with the MWL’s status as an international organization.

President of Religious Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, noted that the Supreme Council meeting has reflected the aspirations of the Islamic nation for peace and harmony to prevail throughout the world.

Al-Sudais also emphasized the need to enhance dialogue among monotheistic religions, civilizations, and cultures to serve the noble message of the true and tolerant Islam.

He stressed that the Kingdom has spared no effort in advocating for the issues of the Islamic world in all international forums, supporting awareness programs, and promoting the principles of moderation and balance.

In turn, Egypt’s Minister of Awqaf and President of the Egyptian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Muhammad Mukhtar Gomaa Mabrouk, praised the role of the MWL and its Secretary-General in their efforts to achieve global and humanitarian peace.

President of Religious Affairs in Türkiye Ali Erbas expressed gratitude to the Kingdom and its leadership for hosting the meeting and for their dedication to Islam and Muslims.

The Supreme Council is the highest authority in the MWL and is responsible for approving all the plans adopted by the League’s General Secretariat. It consists of 65 distinguished Islamic figures representing Muslim peoples and minorities.



Kuwaiti Cabinet Briefed on Railway Connection Project with Saudi Arabia, Stresses its Importance

The cabinet stressed the importance of the railway connection project between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
The cabinet stressed the importance of the railway connection project between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
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Kuwaiti Cabinet Briefed on Railway Connection Project with Saudi Arabia, Stresses its Importance

The cabinet stressed the importance of the railway connection project between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia
The cabinet stressed the importance of the railway connection project between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

The Kuwaiti cabinet on Tuesday was briefed by the Minister of Public Works and the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, Noura Al-Mashaan, on the railway connection project between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Mashaan presented the project during the cabinet’s weekly meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah at the Bayan Palace, Kuwait’s official news agency, KUNA, said.

The cabinet stressed the importance of the project, which will contribute to organizing and activating sustainable railway connectivity and enhance trade exchange and economic growth between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Kuwaiti media quoted a government source as saying that Saudi Arabia's Transport and Logistics Minister Saleh al-Jasser will visit Kuwait this week to discuss the rail link project, its implementation stages and other details.

The Saudi Arabia-Kuwait 650km-long railway network will shorten travel time between the two countries to three hours.

This project is separate from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) rail link project.

The route of the railway will start from Al Shaddadiya in Kuwait, stretching all the way to Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. The project is expected to be completed in four years.

On November 16, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Public Works entered into an agreement with the SYSRTA alliance to conduct a comprehensive study on the financial, economic, and technical feasibility of the railway connection between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

The Kuwaiti Public Works Ministry said its undersecretary Eid Al-Rashidi signed with Vice President of the Shared Services at Saudi Railway Company Salah Alomair an agreement aimed at organizing and activating sustainable rail linkage between the two countries in order to achieve safe and effective rail transport, KUNA said.