Imam Fikret Fazlic: Austrian Muslims: Different Nationalities, One God, One Prophet

  • 2021-May-09
Among the daily Ramadan lectures, The World Muslim Communities Council organized, on Saturday 8 May 2021, a lecture entitled "Islam in Austria", in which Imam Fikret Fazlic, Islamic Cultural Center, Graz, Austria, spoke via the Council's social media page

Imam Fikret said that Muslims have been involved in Austrian society since the twenties of the last century, while their numbers are witnessing a significant increase. We have in Austria varying and different statistics of the number of Muslims in Austria, the official government, and that provided by the Muslim community. "There are about 25 nationalities belonging to the Muslim community in Austria, but there are mutual understanding between them. We all belong to one nation and follow one Prophet." Imam Fikret Fazlic listed many of the features that distinguish Austrian Muslims, such as cooperation, works as one family despite their different nationalities, and German language provided a fertile environment for Muslims to communicate with each other. He pointed out that the growing phenomenon of Islamophobia in Western societies had negative repercussions on the reality of Muslims in the West, especially in Austria, so they should work together to correct their image. It is noteworthy that The World Muslim Communities Council is an international non-governmental organization, headquartered in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. It is considered a think tank to rationalize organizations and societies working in Muslim societies, renew their thinking and improve their performance in order to achieve one goal; The integration of Muslim societies in their countries, in a way that their members realize the perfection of citizenship and complete affiliation with the Islamic religion. The council seeks, through holding dozens of virtual conferences, seminars and activities, to localize the concepts of religious, ethnic and cultural pluralism, in a manner that preserves human dignity and respect for his beliefs, and establishes the values ​​of moderation, dialogue, tolerance and belonging to the homelands.


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