Jul 3 2022 09:07
Allama Abdullah bin Bayh, Chairman of the Emirates Council for Sharia Fatwas and founder and president of the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum, met in the British capital, London, with Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, in historic talks in the House of Lords that included Islamic-Jewish relations and common visions for the future.
The event was held under the title ‘Mercy, Compassion, Humanity and Prosperity of Religious Communities in the UK’, the first joint meeting organized between the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum and the Office of the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, which explored the need to recognize shared values in peacemaking.
Allama Bin Bayyah said, “Coexistence is the only option for this region and for the world – this is what reason, history and the sacred books of all religions teach us – I hope that the contribution of leaders will continue to spread peace and coexistence throughout the world, and I wish success in these endeavors.”
Allama Bin Bayh is considered one of the world’s leading scholars in the principles of Islamic law and the principles of jurisprudence, and a reference in the discourse of tolerance. He devoted most of his life to clarifying the values of equality, minority rights, and harmony between national and religious identity, as well as between Islam and other religions.
For his part, His Excellency Mansour Abdullah Khalfan Belhoul, UAE Ambassador to the United Kingdom, said, “I was inspired by the bright discussion that took place between the scholar Abdullah bin Bayh and Chief Rabbi Mervis, as their mutual recognition of the strength of shared values is an example of a peaceful and constructive dialogue that applies to diplomacy as it applies to religion.”
For his part, Chief Rabbi Mervis said, “There is a historic qualitative leap in relations between Muslims and Jews to harness the good intentions resulting from the new frameworks of dialogue… Seizing this opportunity is an urgent priority, and we bear the responsibility to build on the relationships that have been formed and to enter into a new era of partnership between Our religious communities, in this country and abroad, are for the benefit of the communities of which we are a part.”
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