ICPFA Conference – Istanbul, Turkey

The first conference of the Islamic Cooperation for a Peaceful Future in Afghanistan project was held in Istanbul, Turkey from November 30 – December 2, 2011. The conference brought prominent senior scholars from the Islamic world and 120 members of Afghan religious and civil society together to explore vital themes of peace for the future of Afghanistan. Prominent senior scholars of the Islamic world who addressed the conference participants included Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri; the Grand Muftis of Jordan; the Grand Mufiti of Bosnia; and the Grand Mufti of Istanbul; Dr. Usamah Al Abd, President of Al-Azhar University; Sheykh and Muhammad Hisham Kabbani; Kh. As’ad Said Ali, Vice Chairman of Nahdatul Ulama, Indonesia; and Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada. The conference produced a resolution calling for international support for Afghanistan from other Islamic countries.

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