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The orientalist David Santillana wrote a book named “Legacy of Islam” wherein he said: “In vain we try to find one asset, where East and West legislation meets (Islam and Roman) as the opinion settled on it. The Islamic Sharia, has drawn borders, and fixed principles that cannot be returned or attributed to our rituals and laws, because it has its religious laws that change our thoughts in reality”. He added: “Since the Islamic law aims to benefit all of us, in its essence is a developing law and not a rigid one, contrary to our law in some ways….

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Leopold Weiss (Muhammad Asad) says in his book Islamic Constitution Making: The goal of teaching is not limited in regulating the relationship between man “ and his Creator, but it goes beyond that to develop a specific system of social behavior and must a Muslim follow as tracers the effects of that relationship and its result therefore. The lifting of injustice from the people and the establishment of justice in the earth is the ultimate goal targeted by the social .”message of Islam As Thomas Carlyle wrote in his book “Heroes”: “The trait I see in Islam is from the…

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Dr. Dale Eickelman, in a booklet of thirty pages, criticizes the impact of media and education on Muslim communities in modern time. The booklet is a publication from Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 1999. He criticizes the stereotypes prevalent in the West about the Islamic awakening and their reactionary movements as opposed to the progress and the modernization of the west. He says that the launching of some buzz words such as “Fundamentalist” provoke a memory impact in the West for the Orthodox Christian Fundamentalists. The Huntington phrase “The West versus the Rest” through which Huntington predicted an…

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Board of Trustees of King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialog concluded a meeting in Riyadh city to accredit current and future projects and programs of the Center. That happened under the center’s strategy supervision that was approved at the previous meeting to include a comprehensive review of the Center’s path during the past ten years. It decided on the paths that the Center should follow to achieve the best results especially with the financial support and possibilities provided by the .center The Council approved a set of projects for the coming season based on what contributes and supports security…

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Imam and Preacher of the Grand Mosque Shaikh Dr. Faisal bin Jamil Ghazzawi confirmed that the grace of the faith is the greatest blessing to the slave (worshiper), and when it is given to him, he has reached the highest level of grace, and there is no comparison with it, and he achieves happiness in this world and the hereafter by using as argument for this the saying of the Almighty God: «Rather, Allah has conferred favor upon you that He has guided you to the faith, if you should be .«truthful Ghazzawi said: “The faith is the best ever…

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The two preachers of Eid day in the two Holy mosques in Mecca Al-Makkarrama and Meddina Al-Munowarah expressed their condemnation and denunciation of the bombings that the Kingdom witnessed two days ago especially the one that was .close to Al-Masjid An-Nabawi The Eid sermon in the two Holy mosques was attended nearly by two million worshipers led by Saudian King, Salman bin Abdulaziz, who fulfilled the Eid prayer .at the Grand Mosque in Mecca During Eid al-Fitr sermon in Mecca’s Haram, Sheikh Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid denounced what he described by “ISIS”, and those who stand behind them and…

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In America, Muslim leaders urge the community members to fight the sense of fear .and anxiety under the shadow of political rhetoric proliferation in the country The leaders of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) requested US police to strengthen protection and patrols in front of mosques after recording several repeated attacks on Muslims in their way to and from the mosques during .the last Ramadan Mustafa Carol, Executive Director of one of the Council branches in Houston State, said that: “Individuals are living in a state of anxiety and fear which looks like semi-chronic. There are many reasons behind…

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The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly rejected the decision of protection from discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation and“ gender identity”. That was the recommendation adopted by the Human Rights .Council at the end of its thirty-second session The General Secretary of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Iyad Amin Madani, confirmed the strong commitment to the organization and the fight against all forms of violence and discrimination toward people or groups for any reason. He reminded that the organization is firm and steady because the concept of sexual orientation is an outsider concept in on the international…

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The Imam and Preacher of the Grand Mosque, Mecca, Sheikh Doctor Saleh bin Abdullah bin Humaid explained that in the Islamic religion there are court laws to achieve solidarity between the people of the nation. These laws aim at upbringing souls to do good and promoting virtues. They do prepare the persons to the great promise for a great pay and reward. Dr. Saleh pointed out that Ramadan Al-Mubarak is the month of giving. It is the month of hard work, generosity and consolation. He said: “ the discussion of generosity in the holy month of Ramadan is a discussion…

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The social solidarity system, for which our pure religion calls, is not concerned with the Muslims on the Islamic territories only. Instead, it is a call of solidarity with all mankind regardless of color, shape, race, religion and belief. Before being a religious system, Islam has been a comprehensive humanitarian system widening its circle to include all human beings (young and old, strong and weak, believers and disbelievers…). The Muslim’s relationship with the others is not built on struggle, discord and war. It is based on connecting the Muslim with a non-Muslim in a humanitarian relationship and this makes them…

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