Saudi Arabia in the thought of Imam Musa al-Sadr

The history of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia testifies that it was and still is, with its Islamic location and its Arab depth, extending bridges of communication with all the sons of the Islamic nation, especially the distinguished scholars, jurists, thinkers, opinion-makers, and notables without distinction between sects and sects, how not when it is the source of revelation and the message, so it was constantly communicating with The elite of the nation to build strong relations with them in a way that serves the interests of Islamic societies, headed by Imam Sayyid Musa al-Sadr, head of the Supreme Islamic Shia Council in Lebanon, this imam, the scholar, who is open in his thought and approach, and who was a unique personality in his vision and ideas that extended to the Arab and Islamic world without restrictions, and the Kingdom did not delay A day of communication with Mr. Al-Sadr as a result of his activity and the scientific and intellectual status that he enjoyed in Lebanon and the entire region, which represents moderation and moderation among the Shiite community.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia constituted an important station in the life of Mr. Musa al-Sadr, and he had a strong relationship with its kings and scholars, so he visited it repeatedly, because he was fully aware of its spiritual, historical and strategic position as the kiss of Islam and the beacon of scholars and the gathering of sects in all its diversity and spectrum, and he was aware that the Kingdom worked to gather The word of the Islamic nation was keen on its unity in light of all the challenges that afflicted it, and he saw the kings of the kingdom as protectors of Islam and shouldered their responsibilities in defending the nation’s identity and belief with all courage and wisdom, and he praised the kingdom every time and its great role in achieving peace in Lebanon through its tireless work And its diplomatic mediation to bring together the parties to solve the successive and thorny political crises in Lebanon, especially the civil war that burned everything from dryness.

Mr. Musa al-Sadr met King Faisal bin Abdulaziz (may God have mercy on him) in Riyadh in 1974, and he weaved good relations with the rational leadership in Saudi Arabia, both with King Faisal (may God have mercy on him) and after him with his brother King Khalid (may God rest his soul in his mercy), and every time he visited In which the Kingdom is officially received with unparalleled hospitality as a moderate Islamic figure who calls for Islamic brotherhood and rejecting extremism, hate speech and sedition, and the imam was invited to deliver a speech before King Khalid and the Islamic delegations in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. With him, and his speech was impressive, in which he said: “The importance of the meeting that brought together leaders and peoples of various colors and elements, a meeting about the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and oh, the bright future of the nation’s glorious past, this unique meeting is an example of what is happening around the Kaaba, not only stemming from human development Contemporary, rather it goes back to the situation of the Kingdom in particular. God prepared to protect his house a man not like men and endowed him with strength and determination and a vision of broad horizons so that he and his heroic sons write another chapter in the history of the Sacred House of God. God…. The position of the Kingdom, Your Majesty, regarding the events in Lebanon is what it has endured in terms of creating a unified Arab will..».

Since its establishment, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been supportive of the line of moderation and moderation and open to all Islamic sects, honoring the owners of this thought and building bridges with them. Hence, it was loyal to Mr. Musa al-Sadr, so the Saudi Embassy in Beirut held in 2017 a ceremony honoring the imam under the title: “Imam Musa al-Sadr is a path and moderation.” As part of the Third Cultural Forum, a group of Lebanese society figures called for it, in all its categories and sects, to celebrate the role of al-Sadr and his position in Lebanese society and his positive relations with its various forces, as well as with the Arab community in general.

Saudi Arabia looked at the imam with respect and appreciation for the role he played in bridging a positive and constructive relationship with the Lebanese interior, despite all its political and sectarian complexities. Rather, he woven a network of good relations with everyone, and he was also able, through his openness and positivity, to open up and interact with the Arab environment with ease and affection. As we said, he has relations, connections and meetings with senior officials in Saudi Arabia, headed by King Faisal and King Khalid (may God have mercy on them) and other statesmen.

The Kingdom’s honoring of the personality of Mr. Musa al-Sadr carries with it profound positive messages, and confirms its openness to all sectors, its interest in promoting dialogue projects and initiatives of meeting between all parties, and its support for the trends of moderation in Arab societies that work to defuse tension in their societies, and strive to highlight common grounds. Emphasizing pluralism and diversity in its surroundings and devoting the principles of unity.

Saudi Arabia is seeking to renew the religious discourse in harmony with the tolerant values ​​of Islam by re-emphasizing the importance of moderate religious symbols that have been absent from the scene and the resulting vacuum filled by tongues, hands and channels that do not know a method or way for dialogue.

The Kingdom’s step in honoring a great scholar such as Mr. Musa al-Sadr is a pioneering step that reminds us of the biography of an outstanding personality that is rare in our Arab world. We are in dire need of it to unify ranks, reunite and strengthen partnerships, and work to enhance communication and develop positive and unitary relations, and for this, an initiative like this that I launched The Kingdom’s embassy in Beirut deserves praise and support for choosing the appropriate personality on which the nation has unanimously agreed, from its lowest to its maximum.

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