Arab and Muslim countries are required to work together to correct misconceptions about Islam and to promote the real image of this tolerant religion, a senior Kuwaiti religious official urged here on Saturday.
Speaking to KUNA on the sidelines of the 24th conference of the Supreme Council of Islamic Studies, which kick-started here earlier today, Assistant Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Awqaf for Technical Coordination and Foreign Relations Khuleif Al-Uthayna said: "There should be concerted Arab and Muslim efforts for correcting youth's (religious) misconceptions."
He voiced hope that the two-day conference could come up with recommendations and researches that would lead to devising a strategy on the fight against terrorism and extremism in the entire region.
He stressed that this conference is of paramount significance as it came at a time when some Arab and Muslim countries are facing terrorism that poses a threat to their security and stability.
Meanwhile, Egyptian Minister of Awqaf Mokhtar Jomaa underscored the depth of Egyptian-Kuwaiti relations, calling for boosting mutual visits of religious scholars. Speaking to KUNA on the sidelines of the conference, the Egyptian minister said he will meet Chairman of the International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) and Amiri Diwan Affairs advisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Maatouq on a possible uniform monthly religious speech in Arab and Muslim nations.
He said this religious sermon could focus on key issues that concern Arab and Muslim worlds alike, primarily the un-Islamic slaying and burning of innocent people, illegal drugs, ethics and perseverance. The minister wished that the conferees would produce bald and brave solutions to crucial religious issues.
The 24th conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Egypt, held in Cairo today, attracts representatives from over 40 countries, including the State of Kuwait.
The Kuwaiti delegation is headed by Amiri Diwan Affairs advisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Maatouq. The two-day conference will focus on Islam as a great religion and misconceptions about Islam.