International Government Relations Islamic Supreme Council of America http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-government-relations.feed 2017-12-16T18:28:56Z Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management Shaykh Hisham Kabbani - Tour of Southeast Asia 2010-05-23T14:23:17Z 2010-05-23T14:23:17Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-government-relations/29-shaykh-hisham-kabbani-tour-of-southeast-asia.html Mateen Siddiqui mateens@sunnah.org <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/SEA2010Banner.jpg" border="0" alt="SEA 2010 Banner" title="SE Asia 2010" width="240" height="126" style="float: left; border: 0;" />Shaykh Hisham Kabbani has just completed a major tour of the Southeast Asian that spanned three weeks and three nations. Accompanied by his wife Hajjah Naziha Adil and daughter Sajeda, as well as a contingent of staff, the trip's main highlight was a gathering in Central Java's city of Jepara, attended by Indonesian government ministers and scholars from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. This event, held in the town's central park, was attended by over 200,00 participants. The event was highlighted by Shaykh Kabbani giving the keynote address in which he spoke on the importance of spirituality in Islam, and emphasized the need to leave extremism and violence.</p> <p>In this island nation which comprises the largest Muslim population in the world, such visits by a luminary like Shaykh Kabbani are essential in fighting the war on terrorism. Shaykh Kabbani is renowned in Indonesia for his qualifications as both as a traditionalist scholar and Sufi master giving him a recognition among both the common people as well as the leaders and scholars. In his last visit to the country, the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono publicly announced at the Grand Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, before an audience of 250,000 attendees, that he was a student of Shaykh Kabbani.</p> <p>To see full coverage of this tour, <a href="http://naqshbandi.org/events/2010/SEAsia_Spring_2010/SEAsia2010_May.htm" target="_blank" title="Shaykh Hisham Kabbani SE Asia Tour">click here</a>.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/SEA2010Banner.jpg" border="0" alt="SEA 2010 Banner" title="SE Asia 2010" width="240" height="126" style="float: left; border: 0;" />Shaykh Hisham Kabbani has just completed a major tour of the Southeast Asian that spanned three weeks and three nations. Accompanied by his wife Hajjah Naziha Adil and daughter Sajeda, as well as a contingent of staff, the trip's main highlight was a gathering in Central Java's city of Jepara, attended by Indonesian government ministers and scholars from the Ministry of Religious Affairs. This event, held in the town's central park, was attended by over 200,00 participants. The event was highlighted by Shaykh Kabbani giving the keynote address in which he spoke on the importance of spirituality in Islam, and emphasized the need to leave extremism and violence.</p> <p>In this island nation which comprises the largest Muslim population in the world, such visits by a luminary like Shaykh Kabbani are essential in fighting the war on terrorism. Shaykh Kabbani is renowned in Indonesia for his qualifications as both as a traditionalist scholar and Sufi master giving him a recognition among both the common people as well as the leaders and scholars. In his last visit to the country, the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono publicly announced at the Grand Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, before an audience of 250,000 attendees, that he was a student of Shaykh Kabbani.</p> <p>To see full coverage of this tour, <a href="http://naqshbandi.org/events/2010/SEAsia_Spring_2010/SEAsia2010_May.htm" target="_blank" title="Shaykh Hisham Kabbani SE Asia Tour">click here</a>.</p> ISCA Chairman Meets Prime Minister of Kenya 2010-03-09T04:44:32Z 2010-03-09T04:44:32Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-government-relations/24-isca-visits-kenya.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/KenyaPM1.JPG" border="0" alt="Meeting PM Odinga" title="Meeting PM Odinga" style="float: left;" /></p> <p>As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Kenya. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/KenyaPM1.JPG" border="0" alt="Meeting PM Odinga" title="Meeting PM Odinga" style="float: left;" /></p> <p>As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Kenya. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with Prime Minister Raila Amolo Odinga.</p> Ivory Coast Greets ISCA Chairman 2010-03-01T17:29:07Z 2010-03-01T17:29:07Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-government-relations/20-ivory-coast-greets-isca-chairman.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/airportbillboard.jpg" border="0" title="Ivory Coast billboard" align="left" /></p> <p>As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Ivory Coast. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with President Laurent Gbagbo.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/airportbillboard.jpg" border="0" title="Ivory Coast billboard" align="left" /></p> <p>As part of his 2010 African Tour, ISCA Chairman Shaykh Hisham Kabbani visited Ivory Coast. The shaykh was treated as an honored dignitary, meeting with religious leaders as well as with President Laurent Gbagbo.</p> ISCA Meets with HRH Prince Charles 2006-06-16T00:00:00Z 2006-06-16T00:00:00Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-government-relations/14-isca-meets-with-hrh-prince-charles.html ISCA cellweb@yahoo.com <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/HRH_2006_1.jpg" border="0" title="Greeting HRH" align="left" />Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani met with HRH Prince Charles at St James' Palace on June 16, 2006.  Shaykh Kabbani and HRH Prince Charles share views on the problem of religious extremism and the lack of emphasis on spirituality which unites all faiths. HRH the Prince of Wales is a staunch believer in the importance of spirituality and considers Sufism to be an essential aspect of Islam.</p> <p><img class="caption" src="http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/images/stories/isca/HRH_2006_1.jpg" border="0" title="Greeting HRH" align="left" />Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani met with HRH Prince Charles at St James' Palace on June 16, 2006.  Shaykh Kabbani and HRH Prince Charles share views on the problem of religious extremism and the lack of emphasis on spirituality which unites all faiths. HRH the Prince of Wales is a staunch believer in the importance of spirituality and considers Sufism to be an essential aspect of Islam.</p> ISCA General Secretary Addresses the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva Switzerland 1999-04-19T00:00:00Z 1999-04-19T00:00:00Z http://islamicsupremecouncil.org/activities/international-government-relations/15-isca-general-secretary-hedieh-mirahmadi-addresses-the-un-commission-on-human-rights-in-geneva-switzerland.html Dr. Hedieh Mirahmadi cellweb@yahoo.com <p><strong>On Religious Freedom in Islam</strong></p> <p>In the name of God, Most Gracious and Most Merciful.</p> <p><em>As-Salaam Alaykum</em> – which in translation means Peace be upon you. It was the traditional greeting in the time of the Prophet Muhammad (saws) and is still practiced throughout the Islamic world today. <p><strong>On Religious Freedom in Islam</strong></p> <p>In the name of God, Most Gracious and Most Merciful.</p> <p><em>As-Salaam Alaykum</em> – which in translation means Peace be upon you. It was the traditional greeting in the time of the Prophet Muhammad (saws) and is still practiced throughout the Islamic world today.