Moroccan King’s actions to defend Islam set modern model: Nigerian scholar

Fes City, Morocco (OIC-UNA) - The actions of Moroccan King Mohammed VI in defense of Islam have set a modern, realistic and effective model, according to Sheikh Sharif Ibrahim Saleh Al-Hosseini, head of Nigeria's Supreme Council for Fatwa and Islamic Affairs.

Speaking on behalf of the African Ulema here at the opening of the regular session of Supreme Council of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema, Al-Hosseini applauded King Mohammed's commendable services in defense of the Islamic Ummah.

These noble deeds can help leaders of different countries to fulfill their peoples' aspirations for security, peace, stability, progress, and prosperity, he said. The Sovereign has not ceased to protect the foundations and pillars of Islam, to preserve its symbols and institutions and to create a positive environment for the Ulema, in order to help them carry out the missions assigned to them, he added.

Commenting the missions of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema, Sheikh Saleh mentioned the formation of ad-hoc committees and the opening of branches in some countries, in addition to a theoretical framework with a view to implementing the Foundation's programs, Morocco World News reported.

According to him, the Foundation brings together African Ulema for better knowledge, communication, and cooperation. This will have a positive impact on the Islamic Ummah in all areas and in particular regarding security, peace, stability and sustainable development across the continent, he said.

For his part, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Ulema, Mohammed Youssef, underlined in an address on behalf of the Moroccan Ulema, the King's action in Africa as well as his commitment to building fruitful relations between different countries.

Highlighting Morocco's attachment to its African origins, Youssef affirmed that the Moroccan Ulema are committed to sharing their experiences and working methods with African brothers. The regular session of the Supreme Council of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema is attended by 300 members of the Council representing 32 African countries.

Source: International Islamic News Agency