Exhibition and Museum of Prophet’s Seerah to open at ICESCO Headquarters on July 25, 2022
June 2, 2022 0

The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), the Muslim World League and the Mohammadia League of Scholars in the Kingdom of Morocco announced that Monday, 25 July 2022, will mark the opening of the Exhibition and Museum of the Prophet’s Seerah at ICESCO Headquarters in Rabat, as part of the Celebration of Rabat as the Culture Capital in the Islamic World for 2022, under the high patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of the Kingdom of Morocco, may Allah assist him.

The three organizations made this statement in a press conference, held at ICESCO Headquarters, on Wednesday, 1 June 2022. The press conference featured remarks by Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, ICESCO Director-General (DG); Sheikh Dr. Muhammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League; and Dr. Ahmed Abbadi, Secretary-General of the Mohammadia League of Scholars, who gave detailed presentations on all aspects about the Exhibition and Museum.

The press conference was opened with a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, followed by an address by Dr. Abdelilah Benarafa, ICESCO Deputy DG, who welcomed the attendees and highlighted the importance of this major civilizational project and the significance of hosting it at ICESCO in 2022, the year of celebration of Rabat as Culture Capital in the Islamic World.

In his address, Dr. AlMalik commended the strategic partnership between ICESCO, the Muslim World League, and the Mohammadia League of Scholars, which led to the organization of the Exhibition and Museum in its first sojourn outside of Al-Madinah AL-Munawarra, where it was first established under the generous patronage of the Kingdom Saudi Arabia, under the wise leadership of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, may Allah preserve him, and the Crown Prince, HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman, may Allah preserve him.

ICESCO DG added that the selection of the Kingdom of Morocco to be the first destination of the Exhibition and Museum outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia reflects the special relations between the two countries, seizing the opportunity to express profound thanks to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may Allah assist him, for his royal patronage of this project.

For his part, Dr. Ahmed Abbadi, Secretary-General of the Mohammadia League of Scholars, stated that the institutions that assume the responsibility of the publicizing and raising awareness of the Prophet’s Seerah have to keep up with technological advancements such as virtual reality and metaverse to be able to reach the targeted audience and promote younger generations’ interaction with this subject, especially that younger people spent the longest time following digital contents.

In addition, Dr. Abbadi commended the tremendous efforts that the Muslim World League exerted to create and ensure the continuity of the Exhibition and Museum, and announced the organization of a presentation on monitoring mercy manifestations across the globe as part of the activities of the Exhibition.

In his address, Sheikh Dr. Muhammed bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, expressed his delight with the preparations to host the Exhibition and Museum, noting that the latter arrives from the holy land of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah to its first destination outside of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Rabat, Culture Capital in the Islamic World for 2022.

Dr. Al-Issa also stated that the Exhibition capitalizes on modern technology to document and highlight the life of our Prophet (PBUH), which is the result of the collective efforts of a team of Seerah scholars. He added that the exhibition relies on an appealing style and approach to bring the Prophet’s Seerah closer to the public, and presents key information, civilizational values, and messages to redress misconceptions through soft power and refute unsupported claims through solid evidence.

Afterward, a video was screened in the sections and collections of the Exhibition and Museum and featured the testimonies of several leaders and senior scholars in the Islamic world. The discussion was then opened where journalists and media outlets addressed their questions to the panel on the Exhibition’s goals and Rabat’s expectations from hosting this project.

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