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Imam University to Organize Global Conference on Saudi Efforts in Combating Terrorism

Imam University to Organize Global Conference on Saudi Efforts in Combating Terrorism

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 14:00

The second half of Jumada al-Thani in the current Hijri year will witness the launching of activities of the international conference, organized by Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University under the slogan “The efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to consolidate the approach of Sunnis and support the issues of both the Arab and Islamic nations,” which is to be held under the auspices of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The conference will tackle Saudi Arabia’s efforts in combating terrorism and extremism and its role in protecting Sunnis, serving the Two Holy Mosques and implementing the Islamic Sharia.

The University's Director and member of Senior Scholars Council Sheikh Dr. Sulaiman Aba al-Khail said that the conference aims at explaining the term “Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah” and its characteristics, showing the truth behind Saudi’s approach and its efforts reunification, warning of division and difference, determining the correct Islamic creed and defending it, highlighting the role of the Kingdom in promoting the values of moderation and true principles of Islam and fighting extremism and terrorism.

It also aims to highlight the role of Saudi Arabia in adopting the issues of Arab and Islamic nations and defending them, show the impact of its great efforts in establishing centers and holding local and international conferences and seminars to spread the approach of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah in addition to extending bridges of communication with the influential Arab and Islamic figures to inform them of the real picture of Saudi Arabia and its moderation and the permissibility of the Islamic religion.

Aba al-Khail added that the conference will address a number of topics, including: Saudi Arabia's role in supporting Arab and Muslim issues, especially the Palestinian cause and Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Kingdom's efforts to take care of the Quran and Sunna and support science and scholars, and the Saudi role in promoting the values of moderation and sponsoring dialogue among Muslims with each other and between Muslims and others.

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