Dr Aref Ali Nayed, Chairman of Kalam Research and Media (KRM), has published a monograph on the Consultative Meeting of ulema from the Sahel and Sudan organised by the African Conference for Peace which took place in Nouakchott, Mauritania, under the auspices of the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, H.E. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El-Ghazaouani. In his essay, Dr Nayed explains the approach taken by the leading scholar, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Peace Forum, to bring peace to the Sudan and the Sahel countries.
The Consultative Meeting was held under the title “Reconcile Among Yourselves” in Nouakchott, Mauritania, under the auspices of the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, H.E. Mohamed Ould Cheikh El-Ghazaouani. Dr Nayed spoke in the opening session of the Consultative Meeting about the current situation in Sudan, and ways to support the Sudanese people in their ordeal. He also held several meetings on the sidelines of the event with religious and political leaders from the Sudan, Chad, Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Senegal and Mauritania.
This new monograph, published jointly by Kalam Research and Media (KRM) with the African Conference for Peace, is titled “An Examplar of the Madani Approach to Peace-Making: The Consultative Gathering for Peace in the Sahel and the Sudan”. In this monograph Dr Nayed explains the approach taken by Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah to bring peace to the conflict in the Sudan and also to the wider Sahel region.
The Consultative Meeting issued the following eight recommendations:
1. Forming working-groups dedicated to the peace-making tasks at hand, and authorizing the African Peace Conference to work out the details.
2. Calling upon the world-community to support the peace-making initiative launched at the gathering.
3. Urging religious leaders to advocate for peace, and reject hate-speech.
4. Offering urgent help to the displaced and vulnerable, especially medical and food aid.
5. Launching caravans for peace, led by scholarly and social leaders.
6. Supporting local peace-making initiatives and expanding them to other conflict zones.
7. Empowering women and youth peace-making efforts.
8. Building platforms for cooperation between all peace-efforts and initiatives, and establishing a permanent secretariat for coordination between the Ulema of the Sahel and Sudan.
This monograph perseveres the two most vital documents pertaining to the consultative meeting for peace in the Sahel and Sudan: The framework-providing opening speech of Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayyah, and the final-communique of the gathering. The English translations were prepared by Kalam Research and Media, and the original Arabic texts are included for the record. The monograph also includes some photos from the event.
The full monograph PDF can be downloaded from this link: MadaniApproachtoPeaceMaking