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Islamic convention in Abu Dhabi rejects thought of caliphate

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By Specific Information Service

ABU DHABI: Rejecting the concept of uniting Muslims below one caliphate and one flag as propagated by the extremist parts just like the Islamic State (IS), Muslim students have referred to as for encouraging range within the Ummah (group).

The worldwide convention organised by The World Muslim Communities Council on Could 8 and 9 strongly felt that the Muslim unity is cultural and never political.

The idea paper ready for the convention noticed that “the teams and actions that emerged within the current a long time have twisted the idea of Islamic unity right into a political dream.” It added that the concept to unite all Muslims in a single state below the title of Islamic caliphate in opposite to the historic details.

The paper mentioned that the one state (caliphate) disappeared 100 years after the migration of Prophet Muhammad and the Ummah (the group) was divided and fragmented since then. However the divisions didn’t have an effect on the cultural unity of Muslims everywhere in the world, it mentioned.

The sentiment of the convention was powerfully conveyed by Mohamed Mokthar Gomaa, Minister for Spiritual Endowments in Egypt, who mentioned “a Muslim should respect the nation during which he lives, whether or not it’s a Muslim-majority or not.”

The convention was held in opposition to the backdrop of the persevering with propaganda that it’s necessary for Muslims to stay below caliphate and never in trendy nation-states. Extremist outfits like IS and Al Qaeda have been pushing the agenda fervently, misquoting the verses from scriptures. UAE has been preventing in opposition to the propaganda below the management of Islamic scholar Sheikh Abdulla Bin Bayyah, chairman of the UAE Fatwa committee.

It might be recalled that the College students Islamic Motion of India (SIMI) had referred to as for the annihilation of nationalism and restoration of the caliphate. Some Muslim youths from Kerala migrated to IS strongholds in Syria and Afghanistan a couple of years in the past with the intention of dwelling ‘below the caliphate’.  With out straight referring to any of those developments, the convention unequivocally asserted that such harmful desires haven’t any place in up to date Islam.

The convention additionally referred to as upon Muslim communities everywhere in the world to attract up plans which might be in consonance with the regional aspirations and to guard the variety current locally. Unity may very well be achieved even whereas upholding the varied cultures, the assembly felt.

UAE Minister of Tolerance and Co-existence Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan inaugurated the convention. Sheikh Bin Bayyah, representatives from varied international locations together with Russia, Turkey, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, USA, China and Morocco participated within the deliberations.

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