Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Tolerance, the United Arab Emirates hosted the International Muslim Communities Congress, which was held in the capital, Abu Dhabi, on 8-9 May 2018 under the theme: “The Future of Muslim Communities : The Opportunities and Challenges”. Over 400 Muslim figures and leaders of Islamic communities from around the world, and most particularly from outside the Muslim world, participated in this congress in addition to representatives of many spiritual and cultural Islamic organizations that cater for Muslim communities issues.
Haji Syed Salman Chishty shared the message of “Love towards all, malice towards none” – Khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishty(ra).
“The dictum which guides all the followers of Khwaja Moinuddin Hassan Chishty(ra) to eternal bliss is also imperial to promote the culture of peace and achieving community security. The congress aims at consolidating the values of tolerance and dialogue between the different religious and cultural components of societies, making the world a better place for the future generations. The posterity needs a safer world, sheltered from violence and barbarity as in extreme currents. The word of love and acceptance in its practice can only usher in a world void of hostility and hatred. Educating the future generation is an initiative that UAE based NGO has dedicated itself to uphold the effort of Chishty Foundation, in Ajmer Sharif in the field of education.
The United Arab Emirates, being concerned with the issues and future of Muslim communities, affirming the contributions of the cultural and spiritual organisations, and acknowledging your participation in the establishment and enforcement of the notions of citizenship together with committing to its requirements; the organising committee of the IMCC is honoured by your presence”.
High ranking Muslim spiritual leaders and clerics stood to greet the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Tolerance, during the opening of the International Muslims Communities Congress, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Some of the Muslim community leaders attending the summit came from far away countries like Venezuela and Vietnam, where Muslims are minorities. The forum also hosted members of other faiths, such as Buddhism and Christianity, to deepen discussion on pluralism and tolerance. Fawziya Al-Ajamawi, spokesperson for the conference, said that it’s important to combat misunderstandings and portray Islam “as a religion of forgiveness and love”, especially since more than half a billion Muslims are living in countries where they are a minority.