World Muslim Leadership Forum
05 October 2016Kuala Lumpur
Since the formation of the Islamic Calendar, the movement of the Muslim people in the form of Hijra, has been a pertinent part of the faith. As the Prophet (SAW) fled persecution from Makkah to Medina, Muslims today face similar issues of Islamophobia, radicalisation, terrorism and war. These issues have meant that every day, many Muslims hope to leave behind the state of injustice and oppression, to move from the fear of their land to hope and reliance upon Allah (SWT). This movement has meant a loss of the collective vision for a united Ummah. In understanding this the World Muslim Leadership Forum (WMLF) observes the need to consolidate leadership amongst the Muslim community in order to affect change within all aspects of life. Nevertheless, the conference also ascertains that Islamic values hold a unique perspective on the governance of the global community, and argues that in understanding Islam’s spheres of influence within economics, sustainable development, global values and international institutions, Islamic perspectives can offer innovative solutions to current global crises.