Friday 8 December 2023

Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema Launches New Fatwa Platform

Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema Launches New Fatwa Platform

The Higher Council of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema, gathered on December 6 and 7 in Fez, has decided to kick off the African Muftis Council platform, alongside other projects and activities slated for 2024.

This platform aims to strengthen ties between religious scholars in Morocco and their counterparts in other African countries, as it is designed to explain Islamic principles to the faithful, emphasize Islamic values, and guide the work of muftis using scientific principles and rules.

This digital tool also aims to showcase the rich Muslim heritage concerning fatwa issues, printing and publishing fatwa works across African countries.

The platform will also facilitate receiving questions from the faithful, answered by African muftis, exchanging experiences among African researchers in fatwa science through digital media, popularizing manuscripts on fatwa in Africa, and raising awareness of the efforts of the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Scholars while contributing to developing communication means for Muslims.

The Foundation's four permanent commissions, covering Scientific and Cultural Activities, Sharia Studies, Revitalization of African Islamic Heritage, and Cooperation and Partnership, have greenlighted various projects.

Primarily, the commissions are focusing on launching WEBTV, a digital television channel pertaining to the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema. This channel will broadcast scientific programs, training and awareness sessions, debates, as well as educational programs targeting illiteracy, Arabic language teaching, and training for imams and preachers.

The commission responsible for revitalizing African Islamic heritage has also given the nod to creating a digital library for the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Scholars.

They have additionally approved launching an encyclopedia covering scholars, works, and Islamic civilizational monuments in Africa. This includes authenticating manuscripts from African heritage and organizing training sessions and conferences on the subject.

Among the greenlit projects are the organization of an international scientific symposium on the Commandery of the Faithful's efforts to enhance communication between scholars in Morocco and other African countries.

This project goes in additio to the fifth edition of the Holy Quran memorization and recitation competition organized by the Mohammed VI Foundation for African Ulema, and the inaugural Hadith competition by the Foundation.

MAP: 07 December 2023