Commemoration of the 1400th Year of the Revelation of the Holy Qur’an, 2010-2011

Commemoration of the 1400th Year of the Revelation of the Holy Qur’an, 2010-2011

Under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey
International Inaugural Conference of the 1400th Year of the Revelation of the Holy Qur’an 
An International Inaugural Conference organised by IRCICA launched the OIC’s program of commemoration of the passage of fourteen centuries AD since the beginning of the revelation of the Holy Qur’an. The conference was held in İstanbul on Sunday 26 Ramadan 1431H / 5 September 2010, date corresponding to the Laylat al-Qadr.
The commemoration program will take place during the year 2010-2011 with the participation of the relevant authorities and institutions of the OIC-IRCICA Member States, Observer States, and Muslims’ unions and associations across the world.
The Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference at its 37th session (Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 2010) had approved the suggestion of IRCICA on declaring the year 2010-2011 as a year for the Commemoration of the passage of fourteen centuries on the revelation of the Holy Qur’an (Resolution no. 37/6-C). The Council of Foreign Ministers invited the Member States and the OIC subsidiary and affiliated institutions to commemorate this anniversary with all means. The International Inaugural Conference took place under the patronage and in the presence of the Prime Minister (Resolution no. 37/6-C). The Council of Foreign Ministers invited the Member States and the OIC subsidiary and affiliated institutions to commemorate this anniversary with all means. The International Inaugural Conference took place under the patronage and in the presence of the Prime Minister (Resolution no. 37/6-C). The Council of Foreign Ministers invited the Member States and the OIC subsidiary and affiliated institutions to commemorate this anniversary with all means. The International Inaugural Conference took place under the patronage and in the presence of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It brought together ministers from nine countries (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Macedonia, Mauritania, Palestine, Qatar, Senegal, Sudan, and Turkey), heads of religious affairs, members of research institutions and specialists from universities, heads and members of governmental and non-governmental organisations, heads of diplomatic and consular missions, representatives of international organisations, and delegates representing Muslim communities all over the world.
The conference was at the same time the first activity organised in the context of the program. Statements were given by the participating ministers, heads of institutions, representatives of Muslim communities and religious scholars. The audience at the conference comprised a large number of invitees from political, academic and cultural circles and media institutions. Together with the participating ministers, the ceremony hosted members of the Turkish Parliament, as well as ambassadors and consul generals of OIC Member States accredited in Turkey. The Metropolitan Mayor of İstanbul Dr. Kadir Topbaş.

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