Prince Khalid Al-Faisal hands SG of MWL 2018 ETIDAL Award
HRH Prince Khalid al Faisal, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Governor of Makkah Region, has honored Secretary General of the Muslim World League (MWL) and General Supervisor of the Intellectual Warfare Center, Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, winner of 2018 ETIDAL Award at the ceremony held this evening at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.
HE Dr. Abdulrahman bin Obaid Al-Youbi, President of King AbdulAziz University, delivered a speech on this occasion in which he said: "His Excellency Dr. Al-Issa deserves this award thanks to his international efforts to highlight the role of the Kingdom in the field of moderation. Congratulations for His Excellency!"
The ceremony reviewed the biography of the winner and his efforts to combat intellectual extremism and promote the values of moderation emanating from our tolerant religious teachings. He created a positive movement in the Islamic discourse, based on its originality and constant identity, and based on the Islamic law's flexible presentation and understanding. He fought extremist thoughts with his scientific background and his moderate Islamic discourse, and intercepted the messages of those thoughts via many of the positions he has held.
On the sidelines of the ceremony, HRH Prince Khalid al-Faisal laid the cornerstone of the Prince Khaled al-Faisal ETIDAL Institute, which was transformed from a scientific center to an institute. The Institute will launch the first master's program in moderation and some professional diploma programs in the same area, continuing the march of the Governor of Makkah in 1430 A.H when he established the EITDAL Chair then turned into a scientific center in 1437 A.H. His Excellency the Minister of Education has recently passed a decision to transfer centre to an academic institute specialized in moderation.
The award has been given to His Excellency Dr. Dr. Mohammad Ibn Abdul karim Al-Issa, Secretary General of the Muslim World League and the General Supervisor of the Intellectual Warfare Center, for his efforts in spreading moderation and the true values of Islam and countering extremism through various positions he has held, and after a long career in the judiciary and other posts that he managed skillfully and aptly, in a way that contributed to his selection as Secretary-General of the Muslim World League in mid-2016.
Since assuming the post of the MWL Secretary General, he has been keen on spreading the true Islamic values without distortion or exaggeration in their moderate form, achieving many successes in his travels to all countries of the world in a period not exceeding two years.
Al-Issa contributed to the fight against the deviant ideas that misguided the Saudi, Arab and Muslim youth, a matter which enabled him to be the General Supervisor of the Intellectual Warfare Center at the Ministry of Defense in 2017.