'Muslims should work together to build a better future'

By Mucahit Turetken

ISTANBUL (AA) – Muslims must work together to build a better future through "a realistic, constructive and holistic approach and a persuasive way", head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate said on Saturday.

Speaking at General Assembly of Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) in Istanbul, Ali Erbas said Muslims across the globe are going through difficult and uneasy processes due to the wars, poverty and terrorism.

"We should work together to build a better future through a realistic, constructive and holistic approach and a persuasive way by addressing the problems in our geography," Erbas said.

In his remarks, Erbas also touched upon the importance of bringing the Muslim scholars together to support each other and cooperate in areas such as religious education, dissemination of religious knowledge, religious services for women, family and youth.

He also said the terrorist organizations such as Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), PKK, Daesh, Al-Shabaab and Boko Haram are "damaging Muslims, our unity and future."

Meanwhile, the chairman of International Union of Muslim Scholars, Yousef al-Qaradawi said: "We pray for Turkey to be the administrative center of the Islamic world again."

The General Assembly will end on Thursday.

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