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The Advisor of the Minister of Islamic Affairs and Supervisor of the Knowledge Exchange Program met with the Charge d’Affaires of the New Zealand Embassy in Riyadh Sam O’Connor. At the beginning of the meeting, the Charge d’Affaires conveyed the greetings of the New Zealand Ambassador and wished he would have been present. For his part, Dr. Al-Lhaidan conveyed the greetings of His Excellency the Minister of Islamic Affairs and Guidance Dr. Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh to the Ambassador and expressed his constant welcome to contact the friendly New Zealand Embassy. Dr. al Lheedan explain that the ministry’s relations with the…

07/12/2018
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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican diplomat and expert in interfaith relations who announced the election of Pope Francis to the world in 2013 with the famous phrase “habemus papam (we have a pope),” has died. The Vatican said Tauran died Thursday at age 75. He had been in the United States, seeking treatment for Parkinson’s disease. He had the condition for years, but continued his globe-trotting diplomacy to improve the Vatican’s relations with the Muslim world. In an unusually personal condolence message sent to Tauran’s sister Friday, Francis praised the cardinal’s “courageous” years of service to the Catholic Church “despite…

07/09/2018
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KEP has published the third issue of KEP Magazine. This issue of the Magazine main subject is: Islamic Ethics and Peaceful Coexistence. The issue include many articles the first is: Law, Ethics And Peaceful Coexistence In Islam by Dr. Abdullah bin Fahad Al-Lheedan Advisor to the Minister and Supervisor of the program. The second is: Peaceful coexistence from the perspective of Islamic faith by: Prof. Adel Bin Ali Al-Shadi Advisor in the knowledge exchange Program. The third article is: The stages of Islamic studies in Western universities By Dr. Mazen Mutbakani.The issue include another essay by: Dr. Ahmed bin Abdullah…

07/05/2018
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When an imam in Nigeria saw hundreds of desperate, frightened families running into his village last Saturday, he decided to risk his life to save theirs. They were fleeing from a neighboring village – a mainly Christian community. They say they came under attack at about 15:00 (14:00 GMT) from about 300 well-armed men – suspected cattle herders, who are mostly Muslims – who started shooting sporadically and burning down their homes. Some of those who managed to escape ran towards the mainly Muslim neighborhood nearby where the imam lived, arriving over the next hour. The cleric immediately came to…

07/02/2018
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HE Sheikh Abdul Latif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, Minister of Islamic Affairs, affirmed that the the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud has a keen interest in maintaining security and stability and the consolidation of values ​​of tolerance. The king support for this reflects Saudi Arabia’s wise policy on all issues of concern to Muslims, and the world, and contributes to the bonds of brotherhood among peoples. It also contributes to the rejection of division and differences that cause wars and loss of life, and the spread of chaos and destruction. Dr. Al-Sheikh stressed…

07/01/2018
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Since Islam is firmly rooted in the Divine revelation, the glorious Quran, the Sunnah of the Messenger (peace be upon him) and the consequences of the venerable ancestors (Salaf-Saliheen) it can withstand any intellectual and philosophical challenge. Allah has taken it upon Himself to preserve the message of Islam “We have indeed revealed the message and We shall protect it“ (Al Hijr: 9). The question we must now ask is what strategies need to be adopted for successful adaptation in the West? Allah has always blessed the Muslims by giving them spiritual leaders(Ulama) who have given them guidance and direction….

06/24/2018
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A high-level Myanmar and international multi-religious delegation presented to the peoples of Myanmar a vision of peace and development. An open letter to the peoples of Myanmar invites them to recall the inherent virtues of their society expressed during the great Nargis disasters. During that time the letter notes, “Buddhist monks saved affected people in all villages, Christian humanitarian agencies distributed aid to those suffering beyond their ethnic and religious boundaries, and Hindu, Muslim and other groups were united to help one another to alleviate the suffering of their fellow country men and women. Compassion and common living are the…

06/06/2018
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King Salman received at his office at Al-Yamamah palace in Riyadh the Chairman of the Pontifical Council for Interfaith Dialogue at the Vatican, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, they stressed the important role of followers of religions and cultures in renouncing violence, extremism, terrorism and achieving worldwide security and stability. The meeting was also attended by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud, Minister of Interior, Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir. Tauran arrived on Friday in a historic visit to the kingdom, which hosts…

04/19/2018
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British Prime Minister Theresa May urged British lawmakers to stand up against Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in the U.K, according to media reports. Speaking at the House of Commons in a final weekly question session before the Easter recess, Theresa said hate crime should not be a part of British society. “I think there should be a very clear message from all of us in this House [of Commons], that there is no place for racial hatred, for hate crime in our society,” May said, responding to a question by Conservative MP Peter Bottomley. “They should not be a part of…

04/15/2018
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KEP Participated in 1st International Conference on Islamic Studies The knowledge Exchange Program participated in the 1st International Conference on Islamic Studies organized by University College Beadier Tirana, Albania on April 5, 2018. Dr. Mustafa Ceric, Grand mufti Emeritus of Bosnia and Kep Advisory Commission Chairman gave a speech in the conference. And here is the text of that speech: I am honored by the invitation of the Rector of the University College Bedër in Tirana Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana to attend this 1st international conference on Islamic Studies with a very challenging topic: Challenges of Muslims in 21st Century…

04/08/2018
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