The Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema plays a key role in promoting the values of peace and tolerance among the African continent and protecting them from all ideas of extremism. This happen through the activities of the foundation sections in the African continent.
The Essential Role of the Mohammed VI Foudation of African Oulema
Since its establishment, the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema has sought to unite the efforts of African Oulema to difuse the Islamic cultural heritage, to consolidate the relations between the African countries and their common development. This was confirmed by Sheikh Ibrahim Mustafa, President of the Foundation Section of Ghana, in which he stated that religious tolerance is the pillar of the Foundation in its scientific, cultural and intellectual activities related to Islam.
The theme of the conference is the core of the Foundation’s concerns, which seek to promote the great practices of Islam. The foundation is not just a social entity , but it is the formulation of the religious, ethical, moral and behavioral strategic plan of Africa as stated by Madame Atiqa Bouhouria, Project Manager at the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema.
The Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema, by establishing these activities, is sparing no effort to consolidate and maintain coexistence among the various components of African society. Those efforts have been supported by the National Council for Peace in Ghana regarding its benefits to African youth as stated by its President Reverend Emmanuel Assanti. After that, Dr. Rabaa Amah from the University of Lejon mentioned her hopes for the Ghanaian section to have a positive impact on the youth of the country.
The Role of the Religious Fundamentals in the Consolidation of the Values of Tolerance
Africa remains the land of multi-ethnic, religious and cultural pluralism based on the peaceful coexistence that Dr. Raja Naji Makkawi considers something authentic in African societies.Moreover, the common Islamic religious fundamentals between Morocco and the other African countries have been instrumental in consolidating dialogue, coexistence and the values of tolerance in the African continent.
The Sunni Sufism and the Consolidation of Tolerance and Peace Values
Doctor Hassan Azzouzi, a lecturer at Sidi Mohammed Ibn Abdellah University in Fez, added that the characteristics of Sufism and its added value in the African circle do not deviate from the standards of Islam and its virtues, as the religion of instinct and moderation, ease, love and solidarity and peace.
Sufism aims to heighten the spirit and give priority to the values of love and tolerance, and can only be envisaged by positive interaction between the individual and society. The Sunni Sufism refers to help and support, which requires involvement in society.
Asha’arite Dogma and the Consolidation of Moderation and Communication Values
The Asha’ari doctrine is characterized by moderation and reconciliation between different Islamic doctrines. In this context, Dr. Abdelkader Batar, a lecturer at the University of Mohammed I in Oujda, stated that the Ash’arian Imams committed to this compromise in the promotion of all elements of the Islamic faith. The adoption of the doctrine in African countries has a clear impact in the cohesion between Muslims, by giving preference to the language of dialogue and the values of openness and moderation advocated and based on the Ash’ari doctrine.