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Dr. Abdullah Al-Lhaidan, Advisor to the Minister in charge of the knowledge exchange program received , Rev. Lev Munksgaard, Counselor of the Copenhagen Church in Denmark, who visited the program. Dr. Al-Lhaidan gave an overview of the program and highlighted his activities to highlight Islam’s call for co-existence among followers of religions and the call to Islam with wisdom and good advice. Dr. Munksqard presented the activities of the Copenhagen Church for Interfaith Cooperation where the Church, in cooperation with Islamic societies in Denmark, organizes joint visits to secondary schools, where Each religion give illustration of their religion, as well…

04/22/2019
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Under the patronage of His Excellency the President of the Republic of Pakistan Dr. Aref Alawi, the Fourth World Conference “Message of Islam” concluded its work in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, organized by the Association of Pakistan Scholars Council. The conference was attended by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance for Islamic Affairs. The guest of honor of the Conference was the Imam of the Grand Mosque, Dr. Abdullah bin Awad Al-Juhani, with the participation of scholars and thinkers from ten Islamic countries. The conference concluded with a number of recommendations, including: Emphasizing the…

04/21/2019
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The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Da;wa and Guidance participated in the conference of ” value system and its impact on the development of dialogue and the promotion of educational guidance” organized by the International Center for Educational and Family Strategies in partnership with the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Serbia in Novi Pazar. Dr. Al-Lhaidan delivered a paper entitled “Dialogue and its impact in achieving social peace” Alhaidan begin his speech by saying that dialogue is an authentic Islamic approach, maintained by the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him in all stages of life And that it leads to the…

04/14/2019
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Deputy Minister of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance for Islamic Affairs Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Samil delivered a Friday sermon at the Mohammed Al-Ameen Mosque “Rafic Hariri” in the center of the Lebanese capital Beirut And he recommended virtue at the beginning of the sermon to piety God Almighty; (O you who believe, fear God and look at what you present for tomorrow and fear God that God is well aware what you do) and said: God Almighty sent his Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him as a guidance and the religion of truth, o reform of the earth, but…

04/02/2019
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The Advisor and supervisor of the Knowledge Exchange Program, Dr. Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Lhaidan, met at his office, Sheikh Nasser Al-Hussein and Sheikh Turki bin Abdulrahman Al-Manea from the Gift to the World Program in Riyadh, Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Al – Fayfi adviser to the minister and member of KEP attened the meeting. The meeting discussed a number of issues of common concern, especially the proposed plan of cooperation between the Knowledge Exchange Program and the World Gift Program in light of the ministry’s mission is spread the culture of tolerance and exchange of knowledge with non-Muslim communities in the…

03/26/2019
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The Use of Social Media as a Breeding Ground for Hate and Incitement Must be Addressed” The multireligious Board of Directors of the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) issued the following statement following the shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March 2019. The shooting resulted in 49 casualties, and more than 20 wounded during Friday prayers, making it the country’s worst ever mass shooting, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern condemned as terrorism. The Board said: “By attacking during weekly Friday prayers at the mosques, the perpetrators struck at the very heart of this small community in New…

03/17/2019
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The Daily Telegraph, I visited Christchurch, New Zealand last year and met with ordinary Muslim shopkeepers, waiters, and students. While there, I also visited the home of Karl Popper, the Austrian Jewish author who fled Hitler and, in Christchurch, wrote his liberal masterpiece The Open Society and Its Enemies. Popper praised New Zealand, but more importantly saluted the laws, languages, and liberties of that nation that, along with the UK, stood tall against Nazism. We now face a new threat to our open societies. Yesterday’s purely evil terrorist attack in which 49 innocent worshippers were killed at their mosques was…

03/17/2019
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Saudi Arabia has condemned the terrorist attacks in New Zealand mosques on Friday. An official source at the Foreign Ministry said that Saudi Arabia condemns in the strongest terms possible the shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries. The source reiterated Saudi Arabia’s denouncement of all forms of terrorism, regardless of its source. It added that terrorism has no religion and homeland, stressing the Kingdom’s position that all religions should be respected. SPA Meanwhile, the Council of Senior Scholars has also strongly condemned the horrific terrorist attacks, targeting…

03/17/2019
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The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance, Sheikh Dr. Abdul Latif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, said that the total rejection of the shift in Saudi Arabia to moderate Islam, is because of the root of the culture of unilateralism among the rejectionists. In his interview with Sputnik, he said that digging into a culture of exclusion led some to reject the studied cultural transformation in Saudi Arabia, and that in their way of winning full control over the religious and cultural scene, or perhaps because of partisan intellectual interests aimed at diverting the attention of the community, towards them,…

03/12/2019
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The Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participated in the work of the Executive Committee of the Platform for Dialogue and Cooperation among the Leaders and Religious Institutions in the Arab World of the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), in Beirut, The ambassdor of Saudi Arabia in Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari; the Spanish Ambassador Jose Maria de la Ferry; the representative of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Da’wah and Guidance, Dr Muhammad Arifi. Al-Arifi delivered a speech in which he conveyed the greetings of the…

03/07/2019
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