Muslim World League to establish Islamic Centre in Hulhumalé

The Muslim World League (MWL) is to establish an Islamic centre in the Maldives, Minister of Islamic Affairs Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed has announced.

The Makkah-based NGO’s Deputy Secretary General Dr Adil bin Ali met with Shaheem today, with the minister telling local media that the Islamic Centre was to be based in Hulhumalé.

Haveeru reported that Shaheem had praised President Abdulla Yameen’s efforts to enhance ties with fellow Islamic states, calling the establishment of an MWL office in the country “a great achievement”.

The world league – founded in 1962 – currently operates centres in 21 countries throughout the world with the aim of “propagating the religion of Islam, elucidating its principles and tenets, refuting suspicious and false allegations made against the religion”.

The organisation currently has an office in the Islamic Centre in the Maldives capital, Malé.

Shaheem was reported as telling Haveeru that Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz had ordered Saudi institutions to work with the Maldives following his trip to the country earlier this year.

While the prince donated MVR18.4 million (US$ 1.2 million) to a mosque project with plans to build 10 mosques in the Maldives in October, a delegation of Saudi officials and businessmen visited the country last week to assess the means through which the kingdom can assist in developing the Maldivian economy.

“Maldives does not just want Islamic projects, but wants investment from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries,” said Shaheem during the visit.

After being invited by Shaheem in January, the Saudi Arabian Muslim Scholars Association agreed to provide a grant of MVR1.6 million to assist in the provision of Islamic education in the Maldives. The Yameen administration has pledged to enhance Islamic education during its term, introducing Arabic lessons in some schools this year.

Haveeru reported today the MWL deputy secretary general will meet with President Yameen during his visit, and will also give a lecture in Malé’s Islamic Center about lessons learnt from Prophet Mohamed’s life on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi – the festival of the birth of the Prophet.

In his message to mark the occasion today, President Yameen urged the people to emulate the life and teachings of Prophet Muhammad.

Former President Mohamed Nasheed tweeted a message saying “we must visit the teachings of Prophet Mohamed (pbuh) on discourse and respect for diversity in Islam”, while former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom said “we must rededicate ourselves to follow his sublime teachings”.

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6 thoughts on “Muslim World League to establish Islamic Centre in Hulhumalé”

  1. World League of Muslims follow the Salafi movement, in other words, Wahhabism.

    For those who do not believe, do a google search.

    So ask yourselves what are we doing now to our religion.

    We are endorsing the establishment of an islamic centre to spread Wahhabism in the Maldives.

    Thats what it is, and Maldivians are too dumb to even realise what this may do to this society.

    We are already full of ignorant people with a huge void between their shoulders waiting to be filled with extremist and fundamentalist ideas of islam!

    The perfect place for the perfect time to spread the word of wahhabism. Hulhumale' will soon become unliveable.

  2. At least Muslim WL is erecting a building
    On the liberal side of spectrum, when is Rothschild is doing their building.. we wait.

  3. It looks like Maldives getting more islamaised. But please don't take the island backward.

  4. When are the Saudis going to fund the construction of USEFUL buildings for a change? Buildings like schools, hospitals, orphanages, community centres and water treatment plants?
    Why is it ALWAYS a project to further wahhabi Islam?
    Soon you will have segregated restaurants, compulsory closure of all businesses at prayer time and a Mutawwa police force beating the crap out of people who forgot to pray.

  5. It is in the best interests of Saudi Arabia to spread their way of life to other parts of the world and this is part of that programme.

    Unless one has been living on the Moon for centuries, one will know that life in Saudi Arabia is a bit sh*t unless you're connected to the ruling family. Well, I guess this is true to some extent in the Maldives too, and will be even more so in the future!

  6. This is good - the heroin peddlers will use this building for storage and distribution of their foul poison.

    A decisive strike against the terrorists, that will cost them in the millions of dollars for every kilo of heroin destroyed.


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