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Coalition of 35 Arab and Islamic countries

Coalition of 35 Arab and Islamic countries

Coalition of 35 Arab and Islamic countries

Scholars of jurisprudence, interpretation and Hadith at Al-Azhar University in Egypt provided an Islamic guide to face the terrorist organization, ISIS, intellectually.

The scholars specified outlines for this guide including the direct intervention of Arab and Islamic governments to allow the scholars to respond to ISIS’s perversity in international and local media. The outlines also included requests not to broadcast any perverted comic ideas or opinions, stressing that the Islamic military coalition infuses reunion into the nation, and was primarily established on the basis that believers should take care of each other, which is affirmed in Islamic law.

The scholars’ guide also included legislating laws to monitor Facebook and Twitter accounts that aim at inciting hatred against countries and people and enlightening the Islamic ordinances, especially those related to Jihad.

Saudi Arabia has launched an Islamic Military Coalition including 35 Arab and Islamic countries to fight terrorism, and one of the main and most important articles in this coalition was combating terrorist organizations intellectually. The scholars confirmed that this coalition calls for uniting against the fascist terrorism and it falls within the rules approved by Islam on Muslims working together to solve their crises.

From his part, Dr Abdulhalim Mansour, Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence at Al-Azhar University, said that ending ISIS shall be achieved by fighting their radical ideology, which looks at others as infidels, thus profaning the Muslims and non-Muslims blood. The result of this ideology is witnessed today as ISIS militants are killing innocents because they consider themselves guardians of religion who have the right to set its borders and establish its rights, thus, according to Dr Mansour, Muslim scholars and government institutions shall counter this ideology and illustrate its misguidance and corruption.

DrAbdulhalim Mansour added that in this framework, programs in foreign languages must be provided in order to address the tolerant message of Islam for the West and what emerges from some of the practices made by extremists with deviant thoughts is not a true religion as Islam is religion of peace, tolerance and co-existence with others.