MAKKAH — The world needs the vision and guidance of Islam and Muslims should work hard to make sure this happens, said King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, at a conference being held here entitled “Da’wa – present and future”.
The King said Muslims should actively review how effectively they are carrying the message of Islam to the rest of the world. Muslims should also ensure they are interacting properly amongst themselves and with the rest of the world, he said.
The King’s comments came in a speech read on his behalf by Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, Emir of Makkah region, at the inauguration of the 12th Makkah Conference here, Monday.
It is being organized by the Muslim World League (MWL) in the presence of Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Aal Al-Sheikh, Grand Mufti of the Kingdom and Chairman of the Board of Senior Ulema and Religious Research and Ifta Administration.
“Islam is a universal message for all mankind until the Day of Resurrection. The Muslim Ummah has a responsibility to call people to Islam through its Da’wa work around the globe,” King Abdullah said.
He said the conference is being held at a time when millions of pilgrims from all over the world are gathering in Makkah for Haj. He said the Kingdom is making every effort to ensure pilgrims have a successful and secure Haj.
The King added that human beings are currently suffering from a spiritual emptiness, despite their tremendous material and technological advancements.
People have no direction and are rebelling against their inner selves. Only Islam’s mercy, light and guidance can provide people with a way forward in life and toward the Hereafter.
Islam, with its comprehensive divine values and a balanced view of life, is alone capable of rescuing humankind from its current behavioral predicament while safeguarding its material gains and wishes, King Abdullah said.
The King stressed that Muslims must work hard to show how Islam can provide leadership for the world. He added that the Kingdom is doing a great deal to serve Islam. — SG/SPA