Makkah Conference begins

November 30, 2008

The Ninth Makkah Conference, "Introducing Islam to non-Islamic countries – Reality and Aspirations" sponsored by the Muslim World League under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, opened today.


Addressing the conference, the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Shaikh underlined the importance of explaining Islam correctly in order to promote moderation over extremism.

The first Makkah Conference was held in 1923 at the request of the late King Abdulaziz to discuss the situation of Muslim minorities in the world.