By Landing Ceesay
The Gambia is gearing up to host the Muslim World League interfaith Conference on 4th December 2022.
Dr. Abdulqader Ahmad Al-Mashhor, the Special Envoy to the Secretary General of the Muslim World League Tuesday told the Media about the conference shortly after meeting with the Gambian President, Adama Barrow at the State House.
“We had a meeting with His Excellency the President of the Gambia. We conveyed the message of His Excellency, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa, the Secretary General of the Muslim World League, and congratulated him for his victory in the past elections. Muslim World League sees The Gambia as a prosperous and leading development country. Therefore, we thought to have a conference to be held in the Gambia,” he told the waiting journalists.
The Special Envoy to the Secretary General of the Muslim World League stated that his organisation chose The Gambia the host of conference due to President Barrow’s willingness.
“We have selected the Gambia because of the enthusiasm of the President’s willingness to hold this Conference in the Gambia. Therefore we tried to invite all the African countries to participate in this Conference. Especially, get together with the Muslim Ullahmahs and the Muslim world and especially the African World. So President Barrow has agreed to host the Conference in the Gambia,” Dr. Al-Mashhor added.
Dr. Al-Mashhor said the second day of the Conference would be an interfaith dialogue with all religious leaders including Christians.
He said Muslims respect all other faiths and must learn together and should live together with the differences.
“So this is the most important, and the World Muslim Leader, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa, always emphasises that, and he is the one representing World Muslims from Makkah, representing over 1.8 billion Muslims. He emphasised that being Muslims, we should learn to live together with the differences with coexisting, peace, and harmony,” he said.
Dr. Al-Mashhor continued that it does not matter which religion one belongs to, and that the target of the Conference is to give educational lessons to the Muslim Ummah on how they should behave with other faiths.
“We should not fight each, even among Muslims, or with none Muslims. We must live in peace, we should not take the weapons in hand, we should not look at our brothers angrily, we must learn how to live together in harmony,” Dr. Al-Mashhor told the media.
The Muslim World League, Conference is slated for 4th December 2022 in The Gambia.
The league is an international non-governmental Islamic organization based in the Holy City of Makkah.
The organization was founded in 1962 to propagate Islam and to improve worldwide understanding of the religion.