4th Islamic Solidarity Games – BAKU 2017
12 – 22 May, 2017
57 Islamic nations participating … Nigeria is included
From the website of Baku2017 –
The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) is the organisation responsible for the direction and control of the ISG.
ISSF is a section of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) (formerly Organisation of the Islamic Conference) is the second largest inter-governmental organisation after the United Nations, and has a membership of 57 states, across four continents.
The OIC is the collective voice of the Muslim world to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony throughout of the world.
The official website of The Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF): www.issf.sa
Idea of establishing the Union:
At their 3rd Islamic Summit Conference held in Mecca and AI Taif (1981), the leaders of Islamic world adopted a decision to establish the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation ( I.S.S.F ) in order to serve the needs of the OIC member countries in all aspects of sports activities. In 1985 and at the initiative of HRH the late Prince Faisal Fahd Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Arabia’s General Presidency of Youth Welfare, the OIC invited the NOCs and Youth and Sports governmental organizations in Muslim countries to attend the constituent assembly for the foundation of the I.S.S.F in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Representatives of 34 Muslim countries attended this assembly and ratified the I.S.S.F statute.
Culled from https://www.baku2017.com
Christians seek not yet repose …
What would be the response of the Nigerian Church?