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Muslim scholars distance themselves from United Nations – Middle East Monitor

The Algerian Association of Muslim Scholars (AOMA) has announced that it has suspended its activities with the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). recent remarks by the union president and his failure to apologize Al Quds Al Arabi Reported.

Abdul Razzaq Qasoum, Head of AOMA, said: radio algeria The decision will remain in place unless IUMS President Ahmad Al-Reisni makes a clear apology or resigns. Qasoum called on all Muslim scholars affiliated with IUMS to support AOMA’s decision and do the same.

The controversy revolves around the issue of Western Sahara. Algeria supports the Polisario Front and its demands for independence. Al-Raysuni appeared to support Morocco in its sovereignty claims over the territory.

Many Algerians believe the scholar’s account of his remarks exploited the IUMS platform to promote Moroccan views of the conflict. Moreover, he did not include any apology to Algeria and Mauritania, as promised by IUMS Executive Director Ali Al-Kaladagi.

AOMA members are also involved in IUMS activities through intellectual reconciliation within a framework known as the School of Moderation. Qasoum is part of his IUMS Secretariat.

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Al-Kaladagi, meanwhile, clarified that Al-Raisni’s comments do not represent the position of IUMS on Western Sahara. He pointed out that the position of the union is determined by consensus between the president and the secretary-general, and that the president has no right to make decisions alone. He expressed his reservations that he would contradict union rules, which require him to avoid things that cause discord.

Kasoum added that al-Raisni’s call for jihad against Algeria clearly violates the concept of jihad in Islam.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220822-algeria-muslim-scholars-distance-themselves-from-their-international-union/ Muslim scholars distance themselves from United Nations – Middle East Monitor

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