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Thursday, 2 June 2011

The Great “Muslims of Europe Conference” 2006

Unfortunately the true picture of Islam has not been shown to the world although many efforts have been made by Islamic Organizations as well as Muslim individuals in many parts of Europe.

In Istanbul the capital of Turkey, the British Foreign and Commonwealth office organized a two days conference on the 1st & 2nd of July 2006. From more than 20 countries of the world Muslim Scholars, intellectuals, academics and government officials participated. Conference was organized to discuss the Identity, Citizenship, and Challenges, Opportunities with regards to the Muslims in Europe.

First Session:

Professor Mehmet Aydin the Religious Minister of Turkey did the opening speech followed by main speakers of the opening session. There were five main speakers of the conference who spoke on the topics. Respectable Shaykh Yousaf Al-Qaradawi from Qatar spoke in Arabic followed by respectable Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah from Mauritania spoke on the first day after Lunch. Amr Khalid and Dr Anwar Ibrahim from Malaysia delivered their speeches in English after dinner on the first day of the conference. 

Second Session:
In the second session each of the three topics of the conference were discussed which further led to group discussions on each topics for the next session. Each of the group discussions were lead by prominent Muslim intellectuals and scholars from all over the world.

The final and last speech among the main speakers was delivered by Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri on the 2nd day. Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri spoke on the true concept of identity and citizenship that Islam has given to the Humanity. Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri further said that “Terrorism has no Religion”. It is a social act and it is linked to society due to several reasons. Terrorism is an act that is a reaction due to specific reasons. Terrorism can be from any society but it has no link to any religion in the world. Terrorism can be American, it can be Indian, it can be Christian, Jewish, and Chinese or it can be based on any society or country but cannot be taken to be a part of any religion.

Shaykh ul Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri concluded his speech by emphasizing that Europe has always been in favour of Muslims within Europe and in the foreign world. But Europe needs to promote the true picture of Islam by placing modern learned Islamic Scholars and intellectuals as the participants of this conference on the media. Unfortunately media has not been playing its role in promoting the true picture of Islam due to which many problems have arisen for the Muslims as well as the European societies.

To end with beautiful supplication on the beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them) by Sami Yusuf, before the declaration of the conference. 

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