Government & Politics

Anti-Militancy Fatwa signed by 110,000 Bangladeshi scholars presented to OIC chief

Jeddah, (IINA) - Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen received the Grand Imam of Sholakia Eidgah, Allama Farid Uddin Masoud, at his office on Tuesday.

Allama Farid Uddin handed over to the Secretary General a 30 volume Anti-Militancy Fatwa in light of the authentic texts of Islam signed by 110,000 religious scholars from Bangladesh.

This anti-terrorism and extremism initiative from the religious scholars from Bangladesh has been praised all over the world.

The Allama explained the whole procedure through which his institution, a non-political one, could gather such a big number of religious scholars to stand against violence and speak in unison for peace.

Secretary General Al-Othaimeen commended the grand imam as well as the prominent role of Bangladesh in the fight against terrorism and extremism particularly by refuting the false claims of extremists in the name of Islam. He reiterated OIC's principled position against terrorism and extremism irrespective of any justification whatsoever.

He also introduced the OIC Messaging Center Sawt Al-Hikma to the Imam. Both sides agreed to cooperate and contribute to the advancement of the Center.

Source: International Islamic News Agency