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Speech given at the World Muslim Congress

Khan, Malik S
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Islamabad, Pakistan: World Muslim Congress.

At the time of this speech, Malik S. Khan was the Permanent United Nations Representative from the World Muslim Congress. He spoke in the aftermath of terrorist attacks on September 1, 2001, against targets in the United States. Basing his perspective on key concepts and values of Islam — especially monotheism (tawheed), trusteeship (khilafah), and accountability (akhirah) — he condemns the attacks. He details this position through reference to various writings of Islamic scholars and to specific statements of Islamic scholars in reaction to the terrorist attacks in the United States. Additionally, he goes on to apply Islamic concepts and values to violence in general, human relations, and ecological issues.


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