The royal approval for organizing the major scientific symposium titled ‘Fatwa in the Two Holy Mosques and Its Impact on Facilitating the Pilgrims’ Journey, is a support for the transformation in the methods of issuing fatwas.
Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Head of Religious Affairs at the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, has announced the issuance of the royal approval for the organization of a major scientific symposium titled ‘Fatwa in the Two Holy Mosques and Its Impact on Facilitating the Pilgrims’ Journey,’ in its second edition, within the premises of the Prophet’s Mosque.
Al-Sudais emphasized that the organization of the symposium is an extension of the efforts of the leaders of this blessed country in serving the Two Holy Mosques, conveying their noble message to the world, in accordance with the balanced approach of the Kingdom derived from the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet Muhammad, Faheem H. Alhamid, the President of the Saudi Arabian Islamic Communication Center, told Indonesia Window in a short message on Tuesday.
He explained that the gracious approval for organizing the symposium is a support for the transformation in the methods of issuing fatwas, facilitating them, and systematizing them to meet the religious needs of the pilgrims to the Two Holy Mosques, assisting them in performing their worship rituals.
He stated that this blessed country remains, by the grace of Allah, keen on caring for the jurisprudence of fatwa due to its significant importance in keeping up with legal issues and jurisprudential developments, in line with the objectives of Islamic Sharia, and its effective impact on the individual, society, and the nation.
He added that the approval of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, to hold this symposium reflects the state’s concern for fatwa, given its direct impact on the pilgrims to the Two Holy Mosques, enriching their spiritual journey.
He emphasized the importance of the fatwa, the necessity of qualifying the muftis, acquainting them with the evidence of legal rulings, their ability to derive legal conclusions, connecting branches to the foundations, and addressing contemporary issues based on principles and rules while taking into account the reward in conveying this religion and advising Muslims.
He stressed the importance of the message of the Two Holy Mosques in clarifying the correct methodology in fatwa, enhancing its role, status, and position in the hearts of Muslims, and spreading the Islamic methodology with its principles, branches, rulings, and legislation based on moderation and balance to the entire world.
Previously, the Presidency of Religious Affairs had organized the first edition of the symposium under the title ‘Fatwa in the Two Holy Mosques and Its Impact on Facilitating the Pilgrims’ Journey’ at the Grand Mosque.
The significance of holding the second edition of the symposium within the premises of the Prophet’s Mosque is a manifestation of the place that witnessed legislation, events, and rulings, enriching the subject of fatwa by experts.
This contributes to the benefit of the pilgrims to the Two Holy Mosques in performing their worship rituals, especially since fatwa plays a crucial role in elucidating Islamic sciences and performing rituals and ceremonies in accordance with the guidance in an easy, moderate, and balanced manner.
Reporting by Indonesia Window