Riyadh — India’s Jamiat Ahle-Hadees organization on Friday awarded the first class honor to Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Islamic Affairs to honor him for his efforts in combating extremism and teaching moderate Islam.
The First Class Award, recognizes Dr. Abdullatif Al-Sheikh’s outstanding contributions to promoting a more tolerant and inclusive society. The award was presented to him by Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi, the chief patron of Jamiat-e-Ahle Hadees, in a ceremony attended by the officials of Saudi Embassy in India, in New Delhi.
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Islamic Affairs tweeted, “Ahl al-Hadith Central Society in India awarded a First Class Honour to His Excellency the Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance Sheikh #Dr_Abdullatif_Al_Alsheikh, in recognition of the Assembly’s considerable and sustained efforts in disseminating dawah to Allah and his contributions to the service of faith, spreading the moderate approach, and in promoting the spirit of cooperation among global institutions to spread tolerance and a culture of dialogue among the adherents of global civilizations”.
Dr. Al-Sheikh has dedicated his life to promoting a moderate and tolerant version of Islam, one that emphasizes compassion, empathy, and respect for all people, regardless of their background or beliefs. His teachings have gained widespread popularity both within Saudi Arabia and beyond, as he has traveled extensively to spread his message of peace and understanding.
The award has been hailed as a significant step forward in the fight against religious extremism and intolerance, and as a recognition of the vital role that moderate voices play in promoting peace and understanding. It is hoped that the example set by Dr. Al-Sheikh will inspire others to follow in his footsteps and work towards a more tolerant and inclusive world for all.