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Dialogue with Muslims Is Necessary

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The Vice-President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, revealed that there are efforts being undertaken by the Royal Aal al-Bayt Foundation in Jordan to hold a conference next June with a number of Muslim scholars and Pope Benedict XVI. Bin Bayyah remarked, in a special statement to Al Watan, that if any Pope of the Vatican fails to engage with the Muslim world, his mission would be a total failure.

He stressed that he could not imagine a global peace without the existence, first, of peace between Muslims and Christians. Bin Bayyah pointed out that the Royal Aal al-Bayt Foundation sent some negotiators to the Vatican to make the necessary arrangements for this meeting, saying: “It cannot be affirmed that the dialogue would be useful.”  Bin Bayyah commented: “As yet, there are not enough signs to identify the real intentions of the Pope with regards to his relationship with Muslims.”

This answer was collected from BinBayyah.net, which contains of feature articles and fatawa by world renowned ‘Alim, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, from Mauritania.

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