President Muhammadu Buhari has called for what he described as futuristic, untainted global Islamic education, saying that the spread of true knowledge of the Islamic religion is the most important task currently facing Muslims globally.
President Buhari, according to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made the call on Wednesday in Madinah, Saudi Arabia while speaking after an extensive tour of the International Fair and Museum of the Prophet’s Biography and Islamic Civilization in the city as part of his engagement in the Holy City.
Buhari, who commended the Saudi government for deploying the latest technological tools in presenting the core of Islam, its lofty purposes, and qualitative teachings, said that the Muslim community needs a system that is futuristic bringing knowledge and education in a new system that will make for a good understanding of the very features of the religion.
He said, “It is necessary to have a better understanding of the religion, away from its misconstrued teachings and perceptions as a way to achieving global peace, harmony and progress.”
Buhari praised the Saudi authorities for their efforts to take the world to the established roots of Islamic civilisation, adding that a more concerted international effort is needed for the global spread of Islamic knowledge.
According to him, the Museum “seeks to preserve and present Islam in its true and pure image, and in its noble and elevated teachings, and that it is a message of mercy, love, justice, peace, and moderation, through cultural exhibitions and museums where the beauty of buildings and the majesty of meanings are combined”.
“It also seeks to provide a comprehensive cultural overview of the Prophet, his noble manners, great morals, and flexible teachings, in a distinct scientific and research-based approach, using the latest technologies, and the most advanced and creative presentation tools,” he added.