Doha– Under the slogan “We establish our religion, advance our nation, and support our sanctities,” the sixth session of the General Assembly meeting was launched. International Union of Muslim Scholars in Doha Which lasts from January 6 to 11, amid calls for unified efforts to support Gaza in the face of the “brutal” aggression it has been subjected to for more than 90 days.
The convening of the General Assembly (General Conference), with the participation of hundreds of Muslim scholars and thinkers from various parts of the world, comes in light of the developments taking place in Palestine and the continuation of the war on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, and the repercussions occurring in the region at the regional and international levels. The meeting is also the first of its kind after The death of the founder of the Union, the late scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.
The Union was established in 2004 at the initiative of Al-Qaradawi with the participation of a large number of Muslim scholars from various countries, sects and countries. The Union set a number of goals and foundations upon which it operates. It is open to all Muslim scholars in the East and West, and is concerned with scholars who are graduates of Sharia colleges and Islamic departments, and all Who has an interest in Sharia sciences and Islamic culture.
The importance of the new session of the Union is that it comes after the developments that the Arab and Islamic world witnessed last year, including the conflict in Sudan, and the issues of Yemen, Iraq, and Lebanon, although the most important development is the Al-Aqsa flood battle, the war on Gaza, and the return of the Palestinian issue to be the first issue in the Arab world. And the Islamic.
The participants agreed on the importance of unity and solidarity in order to support the Palestinian cause and confront the issues of the Islamic nation, starting with Yemen, Sudan and the Levant.
Supporting the Palestinian cause
During the opening session of the conference, participants stressed the importance of uniting and working to support the steadfastness of the Palestinian people in light of the brutal aggression they have been subjected to for more than 3 months, explaining that the Islamic world is capable of confronting injustice and aggression and standing side by side in support of the Palestinian cause.
The head of the International Union of Muslim Scholars said Habib Salem Saqqaf Al-Jifri The conference comes in light of the difficult circumstances that our Islamic nation is going through, which faces grave challenges, foremost of which is the situation in the Gaza Strip and the suffering of our Palestinian brothers, who have been deprived of all necessities of life and who live in harsh humanitarian conditions, which necessitates the importance of coming together and providing all forms of support to support them. A Muslim is like a building for another Muslim.
During his speech at the opening session of the conference, he affirmed his rejection of the plans to displace the Palestinians from their lands, which are being carried out under the cover and support of major world powers, which requires Muslims to close ranks and unite efforts to thwart these plans.
He pointed out that this meeting is the first of its kind after the death of the founder of the union, Al-Qaradawi, which makes it imperative for everyone to follow the path on which it was established. It is to work on unity and solidarity in support of Muslims, and to stand in the face of injustice and aggression, explaining that all Islamic peoples “stand in solidarity with our brothers in Palestine, and are ready to make the most precious sacrifices in order to help them and get rid of the brutal occupation.”
Palestine returns to the forefront
For his part, the former president of the Algerian Scholars Association and a member of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Abdel Razzaq Qassoum, affirmed that the current situation in the Gaza Strip requires everyone to unite and work to support the issue, which is considered the issue of Arabs and Muslims, and which has returned to the forefront in a large way as the first issue of Arabs and Muslims, after… Al-Aqsa flood On October 7th and the brutal aggression against the Palestinian people that followed.
Qassoum, who chaired the opening session of the conference, added that the current Arab and Islamic situation requires everyone to come together and join hands in order to overcome the difficulties and support the Palestinian people in their plight, which gains absolute priority from all members of the International Union of Muslim Scholars. And even all countries because it is a humanitarian issue in the first place.
A watershed stage
Issam Al-Bashir, Vice President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, said that today our Islamic nation is going through a turning point in the fate of Palestine that requires us all to join hands and unite, stressing that progress can only be achieved through faith, work, and providing relief and support to the people of Palestine in their resistance to the brutal occupation.
He added during his speech at the conference, “Since the seventh of last October until this moment, God’s signs and wisdom have been evident in valiant resistance and martyrs meeting their Lord with smiling, smiling faces who are not afraid of death, and steadfastness and patience from defenseless people transporting the bodies of their loved ones with hearts content with God’s will, confident of His victory.” Peace be upon Gaza above the earth, peace be upon it under the earth, and peace be upon it on the Day of Display.”
He also highlighted the crisis in Sudan, the rivalry between the parties, and the crises in Yemen and the Levant, “in images that require all Muslims to unite in order to support their causes in the face of the demands of other nations.”
For his part, the Secretary-General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Ali Mohieddin Al-Qaradaghi, reiterated the call “for unity and solidarity to support the Palestinian cause in this difficult time that the Palestinian people are going through, which requires everyone to join hands to support Muslims, not only in Palestine, but throughout the world in In case of need for support and relief.”