International Organisation for Defending Prophet (Pbuh)
Muslim scholars wrapped up their two-day meeting in the Bahraini capital Manama recently, announcing the establishment of an international organisation and a fund for defending Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) against defamatory attacks by the West.
“The International Organi-sation for defending the Prophet will be created, to be the umbrella body of future conferences,” according to the conference’s communiqué. Some 300 Muslim scholars came together to explore a strategy to prevent a repeat of acts lampooning the Prophet. Six imams from Denmark, where the controversy originated, also took part in the conference. The nascent organisation will be grouping four main bureaus to promote its goals. An economic office will be established to enhance and follow up relevant activities like boycott, a legal one to take and pursue legal actions against whoever insults Islam, the Qur’an and the Prophet, a third to coordinate Muslim efforts and promote dialogue with non-Muslims and a fourth to conduct studies and researches and organise seminars. The participants also decided to set up an international fund to finance activities on projecting the true image of Islam and the Prophet, in the West. “The international fund for defending the Prophet will finance projects and activities of the organisation,” read the statement. Saudi Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda, the conference’s secretary general, said the capital proposed for the fund will be 100 million euros.