Meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

Our meeting with Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was extremely productive. We discussed the WASATIA Initiative for peace in the Holy Land. This organization is taking a real position on creating a genuine peace between Palestine and the State of Israel by acknowledging the Israeli right to exist in peace. WASATIA concentrates its' efforts on building a transparent infrastructure and respecting the three faiths of Abraham. Muslims must base their faith on the true message of Islam devoid of corruption and extremist activity.


Below PTWF gave the Mufti a book outlining the principles of WASATIA. Mohammed and Munther Dajani, founders of WASATIA, are concentrating their efforts on educating young Palestinians about tolerance.

Islam accords special status to Judaism and Christianity, categorically calling their adherents, "Ahl al-Kitab" (People of the Book.) It identifies itself with the People of the Book as the "Abrahamic family" within the Semitic Tradition (Hanifiyyah), the tradition of Abraham, who is recognized as the father of the three Semitic religions. Each of these religions has its book. That is, they are subject to a revelation sent down by God. They know what is right and what is wrong, what is lawful and what is unlawful. They love and revere God's prophets and they know that they are ultimately accountable to God. This shows that Muslims and the People of the Book, share a divine legacy, a historical tradition of mutual co-existence, and a spirit of kinship and togetherness.


"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005



Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land


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