Conflict among Muslim Nations: Role of the OIC in Conflict Resolution

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  • Abdullah al-Ahsan

Abstract

The OIC has always attempted to resolve conflicts among its member states by peaceful means. During the early years of its existence, the OIC performed better particularly in resolving the conflicts between PLO and Jordan and between Bangladesh and Pakistan perhaps because of capable and sincere leadership. However, it failed miserably in the 1980s and 1990s to resolve conflicts related to Iraq. Although the Qur’ānic ideas of mediation within the members of the ummah are generally understood by Muslims, the OIC has not always been able to translate them into practice to bring peace among conflicting parties. Had the OIC undertaken the task strictly on the basis of fairness and justice, perhaps, the wars of 1991 and 2003 could have been avoided.

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Published

2004-12-30

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al-Ahsan, A. (2004). Conflict among Muslim Nations: Role of the OIC in Conflict Resolution. Intellectual Discourse, 12(2). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/id/article/view/268

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