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The world today is unfortunately witnessing painful phenomena that make sleepless the sagacious people of all religions, sects and creeds. This is clearly seen in many aspects. In fact, mankind suffers from family disintegration and moral decay, environmental pollution, wars and conflicts that made the hearts of wise men bleed and constitutes an extremely disturbing incident that urges all people to seek salvation of mankind from its excruciating pains.
The whole world looks forward to the followers and leaders of religions and cultures to make substantial contribution in the salvation of mankind from the dangers that surround it and threaten its future as well as presentation of effective solutions.
In fact, religions and considerable cultures possess a joint viewpoint in detecting the danger of contemporary challenges. In consideration of the keenness for cooperation in whatever makes man happy, the Heavenly revealed Message sent to achieve a great objective represented in the Hadith ( Prophets are like brothers belonging to one father but to different mothers; their Lord is one but their particular legislatures are different ).
Furthermore, religions have agreed with considerable philosophies on certain areas that can be exploited for making further advancement in wider horizons in the fight of vices, moral decay, family disintegration, and spread of atheism as well as other conflicts.
Dialogue among sagacious people of all nations is the most effective way for pinpointing the areas of agreement, the seeking for their exploitation, promotion as well as formulating of common programs of action. The fruitful dialogue is one that is based on common human aspects and seeks to achieve the best types of acquaintance, coexistence and cooperation with others despite the difference with them in religions and cultures. With the dialogue that aims at deepening the culture of coexistence, we can marginalize the forces that still instigate actively hatred and call for inflaming dispute, malice, selfishness, and conceitedness.
The UN has adopted 2001 as Dialogue Year among civilizations as well as for confrontation of the campaigns for promoting hatred and inflaming conflicts. Hence, the General Assembly of the UN has issued an (International Document for Dialogue among Civilizations). This confirms the fact that the nations all over the world desire the process of holding and supporting dialogue as well as rejecting the calls for conflict and clash of civilizations.
Today the Muslim World League (MWL) holds the (World Conference on Dialogue) under the direction of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in confirmation to the significance of the world dialogue and in following up of the Appeal of Makkah Al-Mukarramah adopted by the (International Islamic Conference for Dialogue) convened at the vicinity of the Holy Mosque in Makkah Al-Mukarramah under his direct patronage.
Furthermore, the International Islamic Conference for Dialogue has confirmed that dialogue does neither aim at uniting religions nor mixing them up , as difference is destined by the will and wisdom of Allah, and that such difference necessitates due cooperation and acquaintance that target achieving positive coexistence.
In fact, this august World Conference on Dialogue is hopefully anticipated to answer adequately certain pressing questions pertaining to the significance of dialogue as well as making it an essential means for understanding and solution of problems as well as confrontation of challenges that threaten the world today and removal of impediments that obstruct its promotion and exploitation among mankind for alleviating the tense of the world problems. However, failure to establish truth and justice is rightly considered a major cause for inflaming conflict and threatening world peace. Therefore, it is essential for mankind today, if they really desire salvation, to follow the way of positive dialogue among followers revealed Messages, cultures and civilizations with a view to achieving interest of all mankind.
The MWL seeks through this great gathering of the followers of religions, creeds and civilizations to achieve the following objectives: