Muslim Leaders Gather in Morocco to Discuss Religious Minorities

Religion News Service
January 21, 2016

 

Imam Magid is the Executive Imam of America's second largest mosque and received a medal earlier this year from the King of Morocco for his role in restoring historic Jewish cemeteries in Morocco. Photo courtesy of All Dulles Area Muslim Society

Imam Magid is the Executive Imam of America’s second largest mosque and received a medal earlier this year from the King of Morocco for his role in restoring historic Jewish cemeteries in Morocco. Photo courtesy of All Dulles Area Muslim Society

Imam Muhammad Magid and more than 300 religious and political leaders from Muslim-majority nations — including Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan and Iran — are expected to attend the forum, billed as the first major effort of its kind in the Muslim world since the Charter of Medina, written in 622 C.E. as the first constitution of the Muslim world. An example of the charter’s principles is Article 17: “No Jew will be wronged for being a Jew.”