Secretary-General of the Makkah-based Muslim World League (MWL) Dr. Abdullah Ibn Salih Al-Obeid yesterday released a statement on the occasion of the new Hijrah year, and urged Muslims throughout the world to learn from the life of the Prophet Muhammad and from his emigration from Makkah to Madinah. Dr Al-Obeid underscored the importance of adherence to the teachings of Islam, saying that by implementing the Islamic Shari'ah Muslims could positively contribute to the solution of the problems that face mankind; he went on to remark that Islam is a religion of moderation and does not tolerate extremism or fanaticism.
Dr Al-Obeid urged Muslims to propagate Islam in a rational and reasonable manner, and called on them to enhance their cooperation and to support Islamic causes, in particular those of Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He called on the Muslim world to exert the utmost efforts to put an end to Israeli attempts to judaize Jerusalem and change its characteristics. He also drew attention to the sufferings of the Muslims of Kashmir on account of the frequent aggressions on them by fanatical Hindus who have been demolishing the mosques and Muslim homes, and to the savage practices of the Serbs against the Muslims in Kosovo.