World Supreme Council for Mosques (WSCM)
Conseil mondial suprême des mosquées
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20-23 Sep 1975, Makkah, in accordance with a recommendation adopted at 'Message of the Mosque' conference held at the invitation of the C-XC4378 - Muslim World League (MWL). WSCM is also known as: World Council of Masajid; World Council of Mosques; World Mosque Council; World Supreme Council of Masajid.
Guide the use of the mosque as the living starting point for any action affecting the religious, mundane or intellectual life of Muslims; take any measure necessary to protect mosques and preserve their sanctity; set out plans and strategies for reviving the role of mosques. To this end: develop studies, plans and guidelines to revive the role of mosques in orientation, education and promulgation of Da'wah, rendering social services, memorizing of the Qura'n, teaching of Arabic and publication; form a generalized Islamic viewpoint on Islamic causes and issues in the light of the Holy Qura'n and Sunni; invite non-Muslims for public and private discussions; combat destructive ideological conquest and deviant conduct in Muslim life and the building of Islamic personality; secure freedom of preachers, Imams and orators of mosques and their protection against oppression and assist them in performing the mosque's message; arrange with concerned authorities the protection of mosques against aggression or violation of their sanctity and the restoration to their original status of mosques whose nature has been altered - cleaning, decorating, renovating and reconstructing as necessary; preserve and defend Islamic endowments and seek restoration and compensation for those confiscated; defend the right of Muslim minorities to freely perform their religious rituals in mosques; establish regional and continental councils to achieve these objectives at regional and continental levels.
Constituent Body - General Conference (held every 5 years), comprising 66 members. World Supreme Council for Mosques (meeting in annual session) comprises 60 members - 26 members of General Conference plus 34 complementing members appointed by General Conference. Secretariat General, headed by Secretary-General, assisted by Assistant Secretary General.
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