Afghan Deputy Prime Minister for Political Affairs welcomes the delegation of Muslim scholars in Kabul
29 June، 2022

His Excellency Maulvi Abdul Kabir, Deputy Prime Minister for Political Affairs of the ruling authority in Afghanistan, welcomed the delegation of Muslim scholars visiting Kabul headed by His Excellency Prof. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), on Thursday 24 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1443H corresponding to 23 June 2022G, at the Prime Ministry headquarters in the Afghan capital, Kabul.

His Excellency began his speech by welcoming the delegation of Muslim scholars and thanking them for coming to Kabul to check on the Afghan people, and to meet their counterparts from prominent Afghan scholars and officials in the Afghan government, hoping that this visit would be followed by other visits of scholars and officials from Muslim countries. His Excellency then spoke about the Islamic Emirate’s aspiration to support Muslim peoples through its scholars, especially mediating with the leaders of the Muslim world in order to speed up the recognition of the ruling authority in Afghanistan, and to provide all kinds of aid that the Afghan people need after four decades of wars and turmoil.

For his part, His Excellency the Secretary General, head of the delegation, expressed the delegation’s thanks to His Excellency for giving them the opportunity to meet him despite his many preoccupations. He also expressed the delegation’s gratitude to the ruling authority for the great welcome, good reception, and generous hospitality, praising the historic meeting the day before, which for the first time brought together a delegation of Muslim scholars and prominent Afghan scholars.

His Excellency then explained that “the visit of the delegation of Muslim scholars to Afghanistan, led by the Academy, comes in implementation of the decision of the Ministerial Council of Foreign Ministers of the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), with the aim of discussing and engaging with Afghan scholars on a number of issues and topics about which questions and inquiries were raised from the international community, especially the issue of the education of girls, the issue of tolerance and coexistence in Afghan society, and the issue of women’s work and their participation in the efforts to build Afghanistan. It is known that our religion has clearly articulated its ruling on these issues, as it made seeking knowledge a duty for every Muslim man and woman, as it required work on every adult person male or female and made tolerance and coexistence a means to achieve the goal of acquaintance, synergy, cooperation and solidarity. Therefore, the delegation of scholars came in order to carry out the duty of advice, and to remind of the importance of dealing with the mentioned issues and questions in accordance with what the noble Shariah commands.”

Then each member of the delegation expressed their suggestions aimed at removing all difficulties and obstacles that prevent girls from continuing their education at the intermediate and secondary levels. They also talked about the importance of enabling Afghan women to participate effectively in building society in accordance with the Shariah regulations established by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, and the importance of promoting moderation, spreading a culture of , tolerance and coexistence, and strengthening relations of cooperation and coordination with neighboring countries in order to achieve security, stability and prosperity for the Afghan people.

At the end of the meeting, His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister renewed his heartfelt thanks and great appreciation to the delegation, promising that the Islamic Emirate is moving forward in establishing security, stability and achieving prosperity for all the Afghan people without distinction or discrimination.

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