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Islamic Scholars Conference in Saudi Arabia on Afghanistan peace was unprecedented

21 Jul 2018 Government Media and Information Center

Kabul, Afghanistan – Speaking about the outcomes of Islamic Scholars Conference in Saudi Arabia, in a joint press conference at Government Media and Information Center, Mawlawi Qiamuddin Kashaf Head of Ulema Council called the gathering of Islamic scholars in KSA especially in Haram-e Sharif with the aim of ending the war in Afghanistan, as an unprecedented initiative. He added: "Senior scholars and renown Muftis of the Islamic world, including Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Malik Salman, have supported the stance of the Afghan Ulema for calling the war illegitimate and supporting peace."Meanwhile, HPC Head of Secretariat emphasized that peoples from different sects of the nation are supporting the peace process, added: The Fatwa of around 3,000 religious scholars in the country terming the ongoing war as non-religious, was unprecedented and brought about a new transformation in the peace process. Stressing the importance of the Islamic World scholars’ conference on Afghan peace, which was organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and hosted by Saudi Arabia, he said the efforts of the High Peace Council were aimed at bringing peace and paving the way for direct peace talks with the Taliban.He added that a Quadrilateral meeting on peace will be held next week, with representatives from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Afghanistan, to provide a way for direct talks with the Taliban.The two-day conference of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), focusing the Afghanistan war, was held in Jeddah and Makkah on July 10 and 11 respectively. A delegation of Afghan Ulema led by Mawlawi Qiamuddin Kashaf, Head of Ulema Council attended the conference.###

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