Muslim World League

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The Muslim World League is one of the largest Islam
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ic non-governmental organization
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s. Muslim religious figures from 22 states founded it in Makkah in 1962.

Structure


The current Secretary General is Dr. Abdullah bin Abdul Mohsin Al-Turki. According to various sources, the MWL is financed by various Muslim countries but major funding comes from the Saudi-Arabian government.It is managed by two major offices: the office of the Secretary General and The Constituent Council. The council has 60 members, with each country represented by two members; membership is voluntary.

The League has eight different bodies with various functions;
  • Holy Quran Memorization International Organization
  • International Islamic Organization for Education
  • Makkah Al-Mukarramah Charity Foundation for Orphans
  • Al Haramain & Al-Aqsa Mosque Foundation
  • The International Islamic Relief Organization
    International Islamic Relief Organization
    The International Islamic Relief Organization, , is a charity based in Saudi Arabia. It is a member of The Conference of NGOs, where it serves on the board...

  • Commission on Scientific Signs in the Quran and Sunnah
  • The World Supreme Council for Mosques
  • The Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) Council.

Mission


The League states its functions and objectives to be the following: advocating the application of the rules of the Shariah either by individuals, groups, or states; coordinating the efforts of Islamic preachers the world over; developing methods for the propagation of Islam in accord with the dictate of the Qur'an and the Sunnah; upgrading the productivity of the Mass-Media as well as Islamic propaganda, education and culture; holding symposia, rehabilitation, and refresher courses; bringing intellectuals and opinion leaders together during the pilgrimage season with the aim of fostering closer relations among them and urging them to develop practical methods of raising the standard of Muslims in the world; overseeing the activities of the Fiqh Council and lending it the support it needs to find Islamic solutions to contemporary problems; promoting activities that aim at spreading the Arabic language and raising the standard of teaching to both Arabs and non-Arabs; setting up branch offices as well as Islamic centers to serve the purpose of Islam; extending urgent relief to Muslims affected by war and natural disasters; and making the activities and construction of mosques more effective.

See also


  • International Islamic Relief Organization
    International Islamic Relief Organization
    The International Islamic Relief Organization, , is a charity based in Saudi Arabia. It is a member of The Conference of NGOs, where it serves on the board...

  • Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Further reading

  • Johannes Grundmann: Islamische Internationalisten - Strukturen und Aktivitäten der Muslimbruderschaft und der Islamischen Weltliga. Reichert Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2005, ISBN 3-89500-447-2 (Review by I. Küpeli)