Jeddah (UNA-OIC) – Secretary-General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano received Jordanian Minister of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places Dr. Mohammed Al-Khalayleh and his accompanying delegation, at the IIFA General Secretariat headquarters in Jeddah on Tuesday.
The Secretary-General welcomed his honorable guest and thanked him for this important visit. He also expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for its support of the Academy since its establishment to this day.
Sano also gave an overview to the guest and his companions about the structure of the Academy and its goals, the activities and achievements it has carried out during the recent period and the developments that it witnessed. He noted, in this regard, the prestigious position and the great appreciation that IIFA enjoys from the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), praising the efforts made by the Jordanian scientific institutions in the field of promoting the values of moderation and the renunciation of violence.
The IIFA chief expressed his aspiration for more strategic partnerships between the Academy and the member states, especially in the field of joint organization of seminars, conferences and workshops on calamities and developments, as well as the Academy’s keenness to cooperate with the official institutions in order to recruit its most prominent scholars and researchers in the conferences it organizes.
For his part, Al-Khalayleh commended the qualitative developments witnessed by the Academy at all levels, especially with regard to direct and continuous communication with member states and their leading scientific institutions.
The minister also praised the IIFA’s good and professional organization of the seminars and conferences, which makes it easier for scholars and researchers to carry out their scientific role to the fullest, pointing out that this is especially evident in the valuable resolutions and recommendations issued by the Academy since its establishment, which have become an official reference for all fatwas in the Muslim world and beyond.