Jeddah, (UNA-OIC) – The Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), through their national and regional institutions, are endeavoring to publicize the “Makkah Al-Mukarramah” document, signed in the holiest city in Islam by over 1 200 prominent Muslim scholars from 139 countries and 27 Muslim schools of thought. Thus, the document is significant in that it brings to the fore the values of tolerance and mutual understanding between peoples of different cultural and religious backgrounds, as equally recognized by the Charter of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.
In this regard, Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen pointed out that the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in its 47th session (Niamey, 2020) adopted the instrument and underlined the importance of the principles and values it embodies which were endorsed by the Community of Muslim Scholars at the Muslim World League Conference held on the theme “The Values of Moderation and Middle Stance in the Holy Quran and the Sunna” (Makkah, 2019).
He went on, “The Council also welcomed the broad support the Makkah document received worldwide, among senior religious scholars and leaders, celebrating its noble mission of promoting tolerance, moderation, understanding and mutual cooperation among peoples and states.”
The document is held in particular esteem, the Secretary General stressed, explaining that it was adopted with the special assistance and blessing of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chair of the Islamic Summit, and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who calls for a return to the genuine and pristine Islamic values of moderation, dialogue and togetherness, rejecting terrorism, extremism and bigotry.
Dr Al-Othaimeen also commended the efforts of the Muslim World League, with its Secretary General Dr Mohammed Alissa, in bringing to light this important instrument following its adoption by 1,200 prominent figures from across the Muslim world.