IIFA Secretary General Heads the Delegation of Scholars of the Muslim Ummah Visiting Kabul
In implementation of the decision of the Ministerial Council of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at its extraordinary session in Islamabad, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan last December, which stipulated that the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) form and lead a delegation of the scholars of the Muslim Ummah to visit Afghanistan in order to discuss and dialogue with the current authority in Afghanistan about a number of issues and questions, such as the issue of women’s education and work, tolerance and coexistence, His Excellency Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General of the Academy, arrived on Monday, 21 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1443H corresponding to 20 June 2022G, to the Afghan capital, Kabul. The delegation of scholars participating in this first visit of its kind consists of distinguished scholars from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Indonesia. The delegation is also accompanied by His Excellency Ambassador Tariq Bakheet, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian, Cultural and Social Affairs of the OIC, and the envoy of the Secretary General of the OIC to Afghanistan.
The delegation was received upon its arrival in Kabul by the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the representative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Director of the OIC’s office in the Afghan capital, Dr. Saeed Muhammad Al Ayyash.
His Excellency Prof. Sano expressed his great thanks and great appreciation to the current authority for the warm reception and earnest welcome of the delegation, stressing his aspiration for fruitful meetings with senior officials, including ministers and scholars, in order to promote and spread the culture of moderation, tolerance and coexistence in Afghanistan.
The delegation of Muslim scholars will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, with their Excellencies the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. After that, the delegation will meet with other ministers responsible for the issues that the delegation hopes to discuss with the current authority in Afghanistan.