Muslim World League Hosts Tanzania Forum for the Service of Revelations

Logo of the Muslim World League (Photo: MWL website)
Logo of the Muslim World League (Photo: MWL website)
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Muslim World League Hosts Tanzania Forum for the Service of Revelations

Logo of the Muslim World League (Photo: MWL website)
Logo of the Muslim World League (Photo: MWL website)

The Muslim World League (MWL) concluded on Tuesday the Tanzania Regional Forum for the Service of the Two Revelations, which discussed several axes including the role of the Makkah Al-Mukarramah Document in highlighting the tolerance of Islam and spreading societal awareness in urgent contemporary issues.

The three-day forum also discussed the role of women in serving the local community, scientific revelations in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and the integration of Quranic centers and institutions.

The forum entitled, “The Qur’an and the Sunnah, An Approach to Life and Development”, was held in the presence of President of Zanzibar Dr. Hussein Ali Mwinyi, and Dr. Muhammad Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, in partnership with senior scholars in the African continent.

In his speech, Mwinyi said that the gathering of scholars was gaining great importance in light of global changes and the challenges facing societies. In this regard, he emphasized the key role assumed by religious leaders and institutions in addressing threats to Islamic nations.

He also stressed the governments’ urgent need for the contributions of such institutions and other development partners to achieve stability and counter-violence, discrimination, corruption, mistreatment of women and children, and all that threatens the peace, security and development of societies.

The “Makkah Al-Mukarramah” document was signed in December 2020 by over 1,200 prominent Muslim scholars from 139 countries and 27 Muslim schools of thought. The document brings to the fore the values of tolerance and mutual understanding between peoples of different cultural and religious backgrounds, as equally recognized by the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).



Saudi Arabia: Unauthorized Hajj Pilgrims Die from Heat Stress after Walking in Scorching Heat 

The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures. (SPA)
The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures. (SPA)
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Saudi Arabia: Unauthorized Hajj Pilgrims Die from Heat Stress after Walking in Scorching Heat 

The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures. (SPA)
The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia stressed on Sunday that it treated several cases of heat stress during this year’s Hajj pilgrimage. Some pilgrims are still receiving care.

A total of 1,301 fatalities from heat stress were reported, with 83 percent of the cases being among pilgrims without permits, announced Minister of Health Fahd Al-Jalajel in televised remarks.

The unauthorized pilgrims walked long distances under the scorching sun, without shelter or comfort, and many among them were elderly and suffering from chronic illnesses, he explained.

Over 1.8 million pilgrims performed the Hajj with complete ease and safety, amid an integrated advanced system of services, he added.

Al-Jalajel highlighted the strenuous efforts carried out by the concerned authorities to ensure that the pilgrims, regardless of their race or nationality, have a smooth journey, which led to the success of the pilgrimage in spite the massive numbers that were present and the various challenges posed by the souring temperatures.

The authorities exerted great efforts to raise awareness about heat stress and emphasize the need to follow preventive measures, he went on to say.

All relatives of the deceased have been contacted and the deceased have been identified – a process which took some time because they did not carry the necessary identification, the minister remarked. They have been buried in the holy city of Makkah and their death certificates have been issued.

Moreover, Al-Jalajel said no diseases or epidemics were reported at the Hajj. The health system provided over 465,000 specialized treatment services, including 141,000 to individuals who did not obtain official authorization to perform the Hajj, he revealed, stressing that the leadership prioritizes human health above all else.

The services offered included open-heart surgeries, cardiac catheterization, dialysis, and emergency care.