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Al-Issa thanks the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia... and appreciates the efforts made by the mufti of the Islamic nation and its senior scholars

Riyadh (UNA) - After deliberations that lasted for three days in Riyadh, in the morning and evening periods with the participation of senior scholars and jurists of the Islamic world and minority countries, the twenty-third session of the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of the Muslim World League concluded its work, issuing a number of statements and decisions regarding a group of issues and developments after thoroughly studying them. Comprehensive and circulating opinions about it according to a disciplined scientific methodology at the hands of scientists and experts specialized in various fields.

The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Vice President of the Islamic Jurisprudence Academy, Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, extended his sincere thanks for the hospitality and great appreciation for the scholars of the Islamic nation from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and his faithful Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad. Bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and I would like to reward them abundantly for what they have done and are giving to Islam and Muslims, appreciating the efforts made by the muftis of the Islamic nation, its scholars, the scientific committee, researchers, and experts, and what they have provided to make this important jurisprudential meeting a success.

The Council issued a statement regarding “The Wisdom in Calling to God and Uniting Hearts,” indicating that the wisdom in calling to God is: “Putting the call in its proper place, and calling each one according to what suits his condition and suits him, and is closest to achieving the intended purpose, and God has commanded His Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.” And peace is based on adhering to it in the Almighty’s saying: ((Invite to the way of your Lord with wisdom and beautiful instruction, and argue with them in a way that is best)).”

The Council denounced what some people are insulting followers of religions and attacking their sanctities, which leads to fighting Islam and insulting its Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, in accordance with the Almighty’s saying: “And do not curse those whom they call upon besides God, lest they curse God an enemy without knowledge. That is false We have adorned their deeds for every nation, then To their Lord is their return, and He will inform them of what they used to do.)

The Islamic Jurisprudence Academy also issued a statement on “Women’s Right to Education in Islam,” in which it explained that Islam is the religion of knowledge and civilization, as the verses of the Qur’an began their revelation with a noble divine call, which is the Almighty’s saying: ((Read in the name of your Lord who created)).

The Council affirmed in its statement that God has made it obligatory for Muslims to learn according to their ability and need, as individuals and societies. He, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, said: “Seeking knowledge is obligatory for every Muslim,” and it is an obligation that includes men and women.

In its statement, the Fiqh Academy recommended to all Muslims around the world to enable women to learn useful knowledge in its various fields, and not to deprive them of that, so that they can fulfill their assigned role in serving their communities and nations.

The Academy issued a statement regarding “Granting Muslims outside the countries of the Islamic world vacations on the days of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha,” in which it appealed to governments and parliaments outside the countries of the Islamic world to work to grant Muslims residing in them vacations on the days of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha. Similar to what non-Muslims enjoy on their holidays.

The Council affirmed that this demand is humanitarian and legal. In order to achieve the concept of equal citizenship, which reflects positively on the future of religious coexistence and societal harmony.

The complex also issued a statement regarding “the official charitable electronic platforms in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

In the statement, the Academy recommended that Muslims - citizens and residents - in the Kingdom pay their zakat and alms to these reliable platforms announced by the state. To reach those who deserve it, stressing that dealing with the aforementioned platforms would control donation operations and preserve funds. Until it reaches its beneficiaries safely and officially.

In a statement on “homosexuality,” the Islamic Fiqh Academy confirmed that it is following - with great pain - the campaigns issued by some countries, entities and individuals to legislate and justify homosexuality, and the attempt to impose this approach on peoples and nations, claiming that this act falls within the personal freedom of individuals. .
The Council condemned these malicious campaigns. To spread this reprehensible crime that violates normal human nature, destroys moral values, and conflicts with the divine legislation of all prophets and messengers, peace be upon them.

The Academy stressed that it is the duty of states to confront this phenomenon, fight it, and not approve of it, regardless of the justifications advocated, calling on those in charge of educational institutions, the media, media platforms, and social media to do their duty to protect young people from these dangerous deviations.
The Academy praised the positions of Islamic countries and others denouncing homosexuality, calling on all countries of the world and its organizations, especially human rights organizations, to take a similar position to reject these shameful calls.

The Academy issued a statement regarding “the ruling on gender transition,” and a statement regarding “the use of artificial intelligence,” indicating that artificial intelligence is a double-edged sword. If it is used for good purposes that benefit humanity, far from Sharia prohibitions, then it is permissible according to Sharia law, but if it is used for corruption, such as falsifying votes. Pictures, deception, harming others, and other immoral things are forbidden by Islamic law.

In addition to these important statements, the Islamic Fiqh Academy also issued a number of decisions, after studying a number of issues and calamities, in depth, to clarify the correct picture of them before stating the legal ruling on them, which will be a beacon for Muslims around the world to guide them in their dealings.

It included decisions regarding “trading in currencies through modern means, including electronic platforms,” “proving the sighting of the crescent moon through (CCD camera) technology,” which is an advanced camera mounted on a telescope and used in astronomical photography, as well as “downloading The perpetrator costs the treatment of the victim.”

He also issued decisions regarding “changing the condition of the donor to benefit and dispose of what increases the proceeds of the endowment,” and “the ruling on gastric sleeve,” which is a surgical medical procedure through which part of the stomach is removed, or food is diverted directly to the small intestine, as well as “travelling to countries The day is shortened in order to fast in it,” and the issue of “investing the endowments of charitable organizations,” and “tricks in not paying zakat,” which is intended to drop zakat or reduce it from the slave by means that are originally legitimate, and “using light screens in prayer and sermons,” in addition to To “burial in places designated for Muslims within the general fence of the non-Islamic cemetery.”

It is noteworthy that the “Islamic Jurisprudence Academy” is concerned with clarifying the Sharia rulings facing Muslims in terms of problems and calamities, and highlighting the breadth and distinction of Islamic jurisprudence and its ability, in light of its Sharia texts and rules, to address all jurisprudential developments.

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