Saturday, 15 December 2007
By Adel Al-Malki
JEDDAH - Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, the Emir of Makkah, launches Saturday the Muslim World League's 8th Makkah Conference. Sponsored by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque and held in Makkah the conference this year has the theme "Islamic Discourse and Today's Challenges."
Several scholars, intellectuals and university professors will present research papers during the three-day conference.
"MWL is looking forward to achieve a number of objectives through this conference, particularly defining the importance of Islamic discourse," said Abdullah Bin Abdulmohsen Al-Turki, MWL secretary general.
He said they chose Islamic discourse as the subject because it bears the great message of the teachings and values of Islam. The discussions would take into account the rapid changes in the international scene, he said.
The three main topics to be discussed are Islamic discourse and its importance, Islamic discourse between right and wrong interpretation of the revealed texts, and Islamic discourse between reality and hope.