IIFA Secretary General Receives the Chairman of MYAQSA Foundation
His Excellency Professor Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA), received His Excellency Mr. Suwardi Yaacob, chairman and founder of the Malaysian “My AQSA” Foundation, on Sunday 07 Rajab 1444H corresponding to 29 January 2023G, at the headquarters of the General Secretariat of the Academy in Jeddah.
His Excellency welcomed the honorable guest, expressing his happiness at receiving the head of this pioneering Malaysian foundation in the field of supporting the just Palestinian cause and spreading awareness at the international level about the status of Al-Aqsa and working to liberate it by mobilizing official and popular international sympathy to support this cause. He added that the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and all its subsidiary organs are constantly working to develop a unified Islamic position towards the issue of Al-Aqsa and occupied Palestine through an integrated strategy led by the Secretary General of the OIC himself, recalling that the main reason on which the Organization was established is the incident of burning Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1968G, which confirms the centrality of this issue on the agenda of the OIC and all member states. His Excellency took the opportunity to give the guest an overview of the Academy, its activities and programs, stressing his readiness to provide the necessary intellectual and moral assistance to support the foundation and its legitimate efforts in serving the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
For his part, Mr. Suwardi Yaacob expressed his great pleasure and gratitude to His Excellency the Secretary General for the warm welcome and his honor to visit the Academy, which is considered the first Fiqh reference in the Muslim world, noting the good reputation enjoyed by this great edifice internationally through what the great services it provides continuously to Muslims inside and outside the countries of the Muslim world. His Excellency added that he is looking forward, through this visit, to consolidating relations of cooperation and coordination with the Academy and to make the most of the sound resolutions issued by an elite of the Ummah’s scholars who are abundant in the Academy in serving the Foundation’s work , specifically in spreading awareness on the widest scale of its goals and the tangible results it seeks to achieve on the ground. His Excellency also added that his foundation seeks to jointly organize with the Academy specialized scientific seminars and conferences on the issue of Al-Aqsa, in addition to participating and benefiting from all the events that the Academy holds periodically.
The meeting was also attended by Ms. Sarah Amjad Hussein, Director of Women and Family Affairs at the Academy, and Mr. Mourad TLiLi, Advisor to the Secretary General of the Academy for Media and Public Relations Affairs.