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    ICESCO Director-General Visits International Exhibition and Museum of Life of the Prophet and Islamic Civilization in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah

    17 December 2021

    Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), along with his accompanying delegation, visited the International Exhibition and Museum of the Life of the Prophet and Islamic Civilization in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is overseen by the Muslim World League. The Director-General took stock of the Exhibit’s collections, which represent a rare historic heritage, and discussed the possibility of exhibiting some of its items in the countries of the Islamic World. 

    The visit, made yesterday, Thursday 16 December 2021, at the invitation of the Muslim World League, reflects the strong partnership that ties the Organization and the League in the field of promoting the true image of Islam and redressing misconceptions about it. 

    During the tour of the Exhibition and Museum, which is located near the Prophet’s Mosque, the ICESCO delegation listened to a detailed presentation on the innovative techniques used in both the Exhibit, which is the first in a series of Islamic museums that the Islamic World League intends to inaugurate in several cities across the globe.  

    At the end of the visit, Dr. Mohammed Ali Al-Ghamdi, Advisor to the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, presented ICESCO Director-General with the Exhibit’s Shield. 

    The Exhibition specializes in publicizing the values and principles of Islam and consists of many pavilions dedicated to highlighting the Prophet’s life in Makkah Al-Mukaramah and Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah. It employs modern tools to publicize all prophets and capitalizes on innovative ways to display the Constitution of Al-Madinah, along with Makkah’s Declaration, a recent document that embodies the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in service of the Holy Quran and the Noble Sunnah. 

    ICESCO delegation consisted of Dr. Abdelilah Benarafa, Deputy Director-General; Ambassador Khalid Fathalrahman, Director of the Center for Civilizational Dialogue; Dr. Said Bah, Advisor to the Director-General for Partnerships and International Cooperation; and Mr. Najib Riati, Cultural Adviser to the Director-General. 

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