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Fourth meeting of Muslim world Quran radios officials

Wednesday، 31 January 2018 - 02:43 PM

The fourth meeting of officials of Quran radio stations in the Islamic world kicked off in Cairo on Sunday 28/1/2018 under the auspices of the National Media Council. 
The three-day event is held for the first time in Egypt with the participation of representatives of 11 states; Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Algeria, Jordan, Mauritania, Malaysia, Senegal and Comoros. 
The Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU) in collaboration with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Egypt's National Media Council organized the event.
The get-together seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio programs in countering extremism and fostering the culture of moderation.
The gathering is also aimed at promoting the role of Quran Radio stations in the Islamic world in spreading the values of Islam among the youth, and redressing the media smear campaigns against Islam and Muslims living in non-Muslim communities. 
The meeting is also aimed at identifying the technical and knowledge challenges facing the Quran stations in the Islamic world, exploring ways to boost cooperation, coordination and expertise sharing among these radio stations, in order to disseminate the right teachings of Islam. 
The first meeting was held in al Madinah al Mukarama in Saudi Arabia in 2013.
The Inauguration
Head of the National Media Council Hussein Zein attended the inauguration alongside with  Awqaf Minister Mokhtar Gomaa, Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawqy Allam and Director General of the Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU) Mohamed Salem Walad Boake.
Head of the National Media Council Hussein Zein underlined the key role of Quran radio stations in confronting extremist thought and spreading the right teachings of Islam.
He said terrorism is a grave threat to humanity, highlighting the importance of combating terrorists who adopt extremist thought that has nothing to do with Islam.
Addressing the fourth meeting of officials of Quran Radio Stations in the Islamic world, Director General of the Islamic Broadcasting Union (IBU) Mohamed Salem Walad Boake said the gathering comes at a time when several Islamic states are plagued by extremist thoughts.
He said extremists targeted all people, citing the recent killing of Muslim worshippers in Sinai's Rawdah mosque as well as the assassination of Christians in churches.
He urged Quran Radio Stations to drum up efforts to disseminate the upright teachings of Islam and renounce extremism.
Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar highlighted the importance of the meeting's timing.
He said Quran Radio Station s play a vital role in spreading the moderate teachings of Islam.
He added that combating extremism is a religious duty.
The Second Day
The fourth meeting of officials of Quran Radio Stations in the Islamic world continued for a second day in Cairo Monday 29/1/2017
A working session was held under the theme of "security and stability in light of the Islamic Sharia".
A debate was also held on the role of Quran radio stations in countering extremism.

Representatives of countries taking part in the meeting are scheduled to visit the Cairo International Book Fair.
The Last Day
The conference ends its activities on 30/1/2018 after three days of discussions to combat extremist ideas. The discussion sessions were attended by a large number of representatives of Arab countries, under the auspices of Al-Azhar and Ifta House.

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