By :Abeer Almadawy
The joint coordination committee between Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in Saudi Arabia held today at the headquarters of the Al-Azhar Sheikh to discuss the emerging issues on the scene and coordinate efforts to counter extremist ideology.
The two sides discussed increasing mutual cooperation in countering misguided ideas and correcting the distorted image of the Islamic religion by extremist organizations and falsifying Islam in some international media, pointing out that terrorism has greatly harmed the stability of the Arab region. To combat the epidemic, which should be eliminated as soon as possible, so that the security and intellectual stability of the region and indeed the entire world will prevail.
The members of the committee agreed to raise the level of coordination between Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and Endowments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and work together to raise the level of awareness among the Arab and Islamic peoples, focusing on the minds of young people and directing innovative advocacy messages in their ideas and presentation. Cultures and ethnicities, stressing the concerted efforts between the two sides and get to the ground to immunize Muslim societies of destructive ideas and repel attacks aimed at tearing apart the flesh of the Arab and Islamic nation.
The committee met under the chairmanship of HE Dr. Abbas Shoman, Deputy of Al-Azhar. The delegation of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs of Saudi Arabia represented Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Zaid, Special Advisor to the Minister of Islamic Affairs and Dr. Zaid bin Ali Al-Dikan, Secretary General of the Conference of Ministers of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, And Sheikh Abdul Karim bin Ibrahim Al-Rayes, Director of the Department of Islamic Organizations and Minorities in the Ministry.