Saudi Gazette report
MECCA – Prominent Islamic scholars and religious leaders from around the world who came to perform the Hajj hailed the resounding success of this year’s annual pilgrimage. They made the remarks during the receptions hosted by Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Al-Issa, Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL), at the MWL office in Mina.
Several scholars, muftis and religious leaders from various countries in the Islamic world attended the receptions. Sheikh Al-Issa also received a number of phone calls from senior Islamic personalities, including muftis, heads of Islamic centers and members of the Council of Major Academics of the Kingdom and the Islamic World, congratulating them on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. celebrations.
The receptions saw the exchange of congratulations on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha and on the occasion of the return of pilgrims from all over the world to the holy sites to perform Hajj after a two-year hiatus following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The guests praised the great services rendered to the pilgrims and welcomed the resounding success of the Hajj season. They discussed prospects for cooperation in the service of the Islamic Ummah in addition to a number of other Islamic issues of common concern.
Scholars have also highlighted the content of Sheikh Al-Issa’s Arafat sermon which focused on strengthening the unity of the Muslim Ummah, upholding values and enhancing stability. It was pointed out that the sermon was watched by more than 600 million visitors to the Manarat Al-Haramain platform, which was broadcast live, translated into 14 languages.
Dr Al-Issa’s receptions included those with the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Dr Shawki Allam, the Secretary General of the Saudi Council of Great Scholars, Dr Fahd Al-Majed, and the Secretary General of the International Islamic Academy of Fiqh, Dr. Qutb Mustafa Sano.
The MWL leader received Malaysian Religious Affairs Minister Dr. Dato Idris Bin Ahmed, Indonesian Religious Affairs Minister Sheikh Yaqut Khalil Qumas and Sheikh Yahya Khalil, head of the Indonesian Nahdlatul Ulama society, which has 120 million members.
Receptions also included Iraqi Minister of Hajj Sheikh Sami Omran Al-Masoudi, Iraqi Sunni Endowment Chief Sheikh Abdul-Khaleq Al-Azzawi, Pakistani Minister of Religious Affairs Mufti Abdul Shakur Sardar Khan, Jordanian Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs Sheikh Muhammad Al-Khalayleh, Mauritanian Minister of Islamic Affairs and Indigenous Education, Cheikh Dah Ould Amar Taleb, and President of Pakistan Council of Scholars, Sheikh Hafez Tahir Ashrafi.