by Agence France-PresseSudanese President Omar Al Bashir, who is wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes, attended on Wednesday an emergency summit of the world's main pan-Islamic
group in Istanbul.
The meeting, confirming the creation of a pan-Islamic
, unified front to support the global struggle against terrorism and violent extremism, saw subject-matter experts address defense ministers from more than 40 Muslim majority countries.
Riyadh: The Saudi capital is set to host the inaugural meeting of a 41-member pan-Islamic
military coalition to counter terrorism on Sunday.
The Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition was announced in December 2015 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense to form a unified pan-Islamic
front against terrorism.
The Canadian envoy expressed his country's interest in engaging with the pan-Islamic
India has rejected the OIC resolution claiming the pan-Islamic
body has no locus standi on the country's internal affairs after the 56-member body demanded that New Delhi implement the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir.
The roots of a unified aeMuslim worldAE are found in the writings of late 19th-century Muslim intellectuals hoping for a unified pan-Islamic
society that could counter European domination and white supremacy.
The emerging pan-Islamic
aspect of the changing notion of Pakistani nationalism was also backed by certain oil-rich Arab regimes who had seen modern Muslim nationalism as a hazard to their idea of faith and politics.
He said the Cairo-based Arab League as well as the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the world's main pan-Islamic
body, should take a decisive stand on the issue or disband.
The meeting tackled issues on the agenda of the pan-Islamic
organisation, including developments in the Middle East, the fight against terrorism in addition to OIC organisational matters.
He is also called Muffakir-e-Pakistan (The Inceptor of Pakistan) and Hakeem-ul-Ummat (The Sage of the Ummah) and is credited with sparking the pan-Islamic
thought among Muslims of the subcontinent.
The Second Azan stood for pan-Islamism and pan-Islamic