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  • Ahmed Saleh

PM Shehbaz Sharif and MWL's Sheikh Al-Issa attend Islamabad closing ceremony

Islamabad, April 15, 2024, Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan, along with Sheikh Dr. Mohammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) and Chairman of the Organization of Muslim Scholars, graced the closing ceremony held in Islamabad. The event celebrated the talented winners of the Al-Maher (proficient) annual Quran competition, specifically recognizing young memorizers under the age of 10. Additionally, they participated in a momentous ceremony marking the foundation stone laying for a new branch of the Museum of the Prophet's Biography and Islamic Civilization, with its main branch situated in Madinah.

The ceremony drew the presence of esteemed scholars and high-ranking ministers from Pakistan, including Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Salik Hussain, Minister of Religious Affairs. Also in attendance were Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Malki, the Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, university professors, students, young Quran memorizers, and their families.

Prime Minister Sharif conveyed his gratitude to the MWL for its invaluable contributions to nurturing Quran memorizers and promoting the true values of Islam. He also acknowledged the league's global influence and underscored the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's esteemed status among the Pakistani populace, recognizing its leadership role in the Islamic world and its unwavering efforts in advancing humanity's welfare.

In his address to the young Quran memorizers, Sheikh Al-Issa expressed joy in meeting them and highlighted the Pakistani government's significant efforts in upholding the sanctity of the Holy Quran. The culmination of the ceremony saw the distribution of prizes to the winners of the annual Quran competition, which had been meticulously organized and evaluated by specialized judging committees over the past year at the national level in Pakistan.

The attendees were treated to a captivating presentation showcasing the forthcoming exhibition and museum, promising to be a beacon of Islamic heritage and knowledge.


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