KEP Participate in conference on equality, justice and brotherhood in contemporary India
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Dr. Abdullah Al-Lhaidan participated in the conference on equality, justice and brotherhood in contemporary India organized by the Institute of the Objective studies in New Delhi during the period from 16-18 February 2018. The conference was opened by the former Chief justice of India, Jagdish Singh Kehar and Rahman Khan, Former Minister of Minorities. Dr. Mohammad Manzoor, the Chairman of the Institute of Objective Studies, delivered a speech welcoming the audience. He said that this conference concludes with the 30th anniversary of its founding. It is the fourth conference to discuss equality, justice and brotherhood in India, where the subjects are studied from all aspects: historical, legal and social up to this conference, which discusses the recommendations necessary to achieve a better tomorrow for all segments of the Indian people and minorities. the former Chief justice of India, urged all people to forget the tragic past and events that took place and massacres between the majority and minorities And to look for a better future for India that brings together all citizens on an equal footing and noted that India since its independence has issued laws to equalize the poor class, which is estimated at more than 57% of the population, but still this class suffers from inequality.
Dr. Abdullah bin Fahd Al-Lhaidan, Advisor to the Minister supervisor of the Knowledge Exchange Program, delivered a speech entitled “Peace and Tolerance among Religions Followers: An Islamic perspective in which he said : the Islamic religion is a religion of tolerance, love and peace. It is a strong doctrine that embraces all social virtues and human virtues. Peace is one of the principles that Is deeply rooted in Muslims and has become part of their being. Islam and peace combine to provide tranquility. It is not surprising that the word Islam combines the same letters of in Arabic, reflecting the appropriateness of principle, approach, judgment and subject. Allah has made peace a Muslim’ greeting, so that a Muslim should not speak to another before he begins with the word peace. Our messenger peace be upon him said:«who began to speak before greeting do not answer» .
Al-Lhaidan explained that the Prophet peace be upon him came as peace and mercy for mankind and to save them and bring them out of darkness to light until all people reach the highest levels of human ethics in all their dealings in life. The message of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) is a universal religion that directs its message to all mankind. It is a message that calls for justice and ends injustice. It calls for the positive coexistence among all human beings in an atmosphere of brotherhood and tolerance among all people regardless of their races, colors and beliefs. Everyone is descended from “one soul,” as stated in the Holy Quran: “O people, fear your Lord who created you from the same one soul”).

Al-Luhaidan said that Islam, which was brought by the Messenger of humanity Muhammad peace be upon him carried with it several important laws aiming to spread peace throughout the world’s . One of the most important of these laws is the law of tolerance and coexistence, which was confirmed by the blessed verses, as well as the honorable hadiths. In the Holy Quran, there is more than one verse calling for softness and peace and renunciation of violence and oppression
“Allah said: Those who believe and those who are guided, Christians and Sabians are those who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and do good deeds; for theirs is reward with their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor do they grieve.” (Al-Baqarah: 62)
) Call to the path of your Lord with wisdom and good exhortation and argue with them which is the best ((bees: 125)
) And if the ignorant addressed them said peace ((Criterion: 63).
) Take amnesty and order right and forgive the ignorant ((norms: 199).
Al-Lhaidan explained that it is known that the entire world, especially the Arabian Peninsula, witnessed many wars in the time of the Prophet’s inception and before his mission. The Arab tribes fought with each other or with other tribes for or without reason. The true Islam came to bring people out of this difficult life. And the Prophet peace be upon him keen to keep people away from wars and everything that leads to it, and peace be upon him also always looking for peaceful and quiet ways to deal with those who violate him.
Peace is not only about the complete absence of war. Rather, the war has been established in the shari’a to establish peace and protect it from its aggressors. Allah Almighty has commanded the faithful Muslims to fight for peace, and Allah is peace and ordered them to fight the aggressors.
Al-Lhaidan said that it is from the premise that Islam called on its followers to get acquainted with other nations and peoples. The Almighty said: “O people, we created you from male and female, and made you peoples and tribes to know each other.” In addition, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Advocacy and Guidance, under the guidance of His Excellency Sheikh Saleh Bin Abdul Aziz Bin Mohammed, the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Advocacy and Guidance, established a program that is a specialized in Islamic cultur aimed at those who are interested in religious studies, to enhance cultural communication, to bridge bridges of understanding, and to seek to interact positively with international changes(KEP).
KEP message: spreading the values ​​and culture of peace among civilizations, through a continuous humanitarian process and a continuous intellectual and cultural movement, and clarifying the important role played by the Kingdom to spread moderation
its logo: Towards a meaningful and objective exchange of knowledge
And its vision: to become one of the most important programs to exchange knowledge and introduce the right knowledge of Islam worldwide, and to strengthen communication at the levels of religious, cultural and civilization.
Al-Lhaidan highlighted the achievements of the program in the past years:
-Organize conference was attended by delegates from the embassies of America, Canada, Italy, France, Britain, Russia and Japan, as well as China and South Africa, where the tolerance and mercy of Islam were the subjects
– Held seminars of Islam and coexistence, attended by foreign professors in Saudi universities, and was introduced to the program, and the establishment of the Friends of the network.
– Cooperation in the organization of courses to train imams in the Kingdom and abroad on the skills of communication with followers of other religions.
-The publication of five books illustrates the first: the correct concept of jihad in Islam, and that jihad is not limited to fighting, but its goal is to introduce Islam by good governance and exhortation.
The second book explains the correct concept of Sharia, and it is a mercy for the worlds and refutes the misconceptions about the legitimate punishments.
The third book explains the equality of rights between men and women in Islam.
The fourth book relates to Islam and is a way of life.
The fifth book deals with morality and coexistence in Islam.
-Organizing six symposia in cooperation with international universities as follows:
-1- Human Rights in Islam in cooperation with the University of Western Australia in 2012
-2- Symposium on Respect for Religions and Holy Sites in cooperation with the European Parliament and Ibn Sina Institute in France 2013
-3- Symposium on the study of Islam and contemporary Islamic societies in cooperation with the University of Oxford in Britain 2014
-4- Symposium on Tolerance in Islam and Coexistence among Religions in cooperation with the University of Bologna, 2015
-5- Symposium on cultural exchange and civilizations communication in cooperation with Beijing University in China 2016
6- The Ethical Approach to Peaceful Coexistence in collaboration with the University of Wales, UK 2017

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