Islam as a set of universal principles offers the best solution to end injustice and achieve global peace. Conflict is a major issue which affects the entire world. It seems to spread like a virus each day. Most people in the world want to end global conflict and achieve peace, yet nobody knows how peace can be fulfilled. It’s really a big question which world leaders and institutions have devoted endless energy and money. Pundits, […]
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Islam has a rich tradition of highlighting the importance of environmental protection and conservation of natural resources. According to Islamic law, the basic elements of nature – land, water, fire, forest, and light – belong to all living things, not just human beings. The Holy Qur’an and the Prophet’s Traditions (Hadiths) are a guiding light to promote sustainable development in Islamic countries as well as around the world. The Holy Qur’an has a number of specific […]
In a recent press conference in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal blamed the Iraqi government for instability in Iraq. Among other things he said that, “Peace and security will not return to Iraq as long [as] it is ruled by sectarianism and divisive forces.” This could be interpreted to mean that the Saudi government is behind the Iraq Sunni minority’s unrest and rejection of the democratically elected Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri […]
What message do Saudi authorities send to the 1.5 billion Muslims in the world: a message of “peaceful coexistence” or preparation for “a clash of civilizations?” During the opening of the Saudi-financed King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Vienna on November 26, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, the Saudi head of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques, is reported to have said that the Center “…would promote human values, tolerance and peaceful coexistence […]
The strong reaction by Muslim masses to the anti-prophet film made by a Coptic Christian in the USA is being viewed by Muslims as part of the clash of civilizations scenario where Muslims perceive their faith is under attack by others, namely Christians and Jews. In Muslims culture, to ridicule a major symbol of their religion such as burning the Holy Quran or ridiculing the Prophet is not viewed as falling within the boundaries of […]