Islamic Solidarity Summit .. High Expectations
In the last ten days of the holy month with all its glorious and the honest calls from the fasting worshippers, the hearts of Muslims round the globe, with all optimistic, heads towards the extraordinary two-day summit of Muslim leaders.
Organization of Islamic Cooperation, (OIC) has indicated that the Islamic Solidarity Summit in Makkah will mainly address the pressing humanitarian situation in Syria and Myanmar.
The timing of the summit could have a strong affect on the religious sentiments of more than 1.5 billion Muslims. Being held in the holiest city of Makkah and on the holiest night of Lailatul Qadr this event could provide a great opportunity to arouse the feelings of reconciliation among the 57 members of the OIC.
If we take a closer look at the number of OIC summits in comparison to the geopolitical positions of Muslim countries we would find that it needs to establish a more proactive and dynamic approach to stay on top of the rapidly changing and volatile Islamic world.
Notwithstanding, the OIC should give similar attention to ongoing needs of its member countries that can help prevent such tragedies in the first place.
Islamic countries are suffering from political corruption, human rights violations; lack of proper education; mismanagement of national wealth and many other problems that hamper their progress and empowerment of their people.
If the OIC can stand true to its charter of preserving Islamic social and economic values; promoting solidarity among its member states; increasing cooperation in social, economic, cultural, scientific and political areas; upholding international peace and security; and advancing education, then it may be a great addition to humanity as a whole.
Millions of Muslims around the globe will be looking forward to the positive outcome of this exceptional summit. They will be searching for solutions to today's problems and tomorrow’s aspirations.
We hope that the outcomes of this Islamic Solidarity Summit lead to folding the bitter old stances and make new bases for political, economic, and military integration besides utilizing huge resources in the Islamic world to overcome all the challenges.
By Sudan Vision, 15/08/2012