A Delegation of the Ummah’s Scholars meets with UN Agencies in Kabul
23 June، 2022

The delegation of the Ummah’s scholars visiting Afghanistan, headed by His Excellency Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), met on Monday 21 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1443H corresponding to 20 June 2022G, with representatives of the various agencies of the United Nations working in Afghanistan at the delegation’s residence in the Afghan capital Kabul.

At the beginning of the meeting, His Excellency Ambassador Tariq Ali Bakheet, the Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian, Cultural and Social Affairs of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and the Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the OIC to Kabul, thanked them for their keenness to cooperate and coordinate with the OIC in order to provide the support and assistance that the Afghan people need at this stage, especially in the relief and humanitarian fields. Then His Excellency the Secretary General, head of the delegation, expressed his happiness and pleasure at this meeting with representatives of various UN agencies, and he highly valued their commendable efforts in helping the Afghan people and supporting development and relief projects. He also assured them of the delegation’s and the Academy’s readiness to cooperate, communicate and coordinate in whatever they needed. Then His Excellency presented to the attendees a brief overview of the Academy as the supreme jurisprudential reference for the Muslim Ummah inside and outside the Muslim world, pointing out that the visit of the Ummah scholars’ delegation to Afghanistan is one of the main activities and tasks carried out by the Academy in support of the efforts of enlightenment, rectification and clarification of the provisions of Shariah and the teachings and values ​​of Islam and its principles, in order to promote moderation in the world, and to spread the culture of moderation, tolerance and coexistence within the member states of the organization and for Muslim communities.

His Excellency concluded by saying: “The Ummah’s scholars are looking forward to meeting with the distinguished scholars of Afghanistan and the honorable officials from the current authority in order to discuss a number of issues and questions of concern to Muslims in Afghanistan, especially the issue of tolerance, coexistence and harmony between followers of religions and sects, the issue of women education, and the issue of the participation of Afghan women in the efforts of construction, progress and development in accordance with the principles and rules of the noble Shariah, and we hope that the delegation’s meetings will contribute to achieving more progress, stability, security and safety for the Afghan people.”

Then the representatives of the agencies talked about the activities of their agencies, and their aspiration to cooperate and coordinate with the OIC in general and with the scholars’ delegation in particular.

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