M E D I A S T A T E M E N T
28 JULY 2020
AYASOFYA RETURNS AND REOPENS AS A MASJID
The Movement for an Informed Society Malaysia WADAH earnestly congratulates the Turkish nation and celebrates the return and opening of Ayasofya as a Masjid.
WADAH supports the supreme legal decision made by Turkey’s highest court and that the decision is historically and factually justified.
It is understood that even with the opening of the Masjid, both symbols of the world’s major religions shall continue to be preserved. It is informed that curtains and folding screens will be used to cover Ayasofya’s many Christian mosaics, icons, motifs and symbols during Muslim prayers, and that these will not be removed or be permanently covered up.
The return of Ayasofya as a Masjid signals the rise and resurrection of Turkey with poise and confidence as a new force for freedom and independence at a time when the world is facing crisis and geopolitical transition due to the staggering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This momentous event sparkles hope for a true resurgence and revival of Islam after a hundred years suffering under total Western domination and hegemony.
We commend and laud President Recep Tayib Erdogan for his leadership, his audacity and courage heralding long awaited inspiration for the Muslim world.
Biz Bir Ümmetiz !
AHMAD AZAM AB RAHMAN