Saudi media is reporting the latest meeting of the International Commission on Scientific Signs in the Qur’an and the Sunnah (EAJAZ) held in Istanbul. According to a report in the Saudi Gazette:
The effect on the human mind of the scientific signs in the Qur’an is the main topic on the agenda of a meeting of the International Commission on Scientific Signs in the Qur’an and the Sunnah (Eajaz). The meeting is the tenth international conference to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, in cooperation with the Center for Islamic Studies (ISAM), from March 11 to 14, 2011. Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Musleh, Secretary General of Eajaz, said the conference will discuss several topics including medicine, astronomy, space, the earth and seas, and humanitarian sciences. Through its conferences, Eajaz, an affiliate of the Muslim World League, seeks to show the greatness of the scientific signs in the Qur’an and Sunnah, and to spread Islamic teachings, Al-Musleh said. The official said Eajaz is working on establishing rules to govern Ijtihad (the independent or original interpretation of problems not precisely covered by the Holy Qur’an and ?adi th), and revealing the meanings of verses in the Book of Allah and in the Ahadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), that are related to the universal sciences. Established in 1983, the commission (Eajaz) has convened nine international conferences which saw a number of people converting to Islam.
One of the most important figures in the Scientific Signs in the Qur’an movement is Dr. Zaghloul El Naggar, an important yet largely unknown figure in the global Muslim Brotherhood. Dr. El-Naggar is most famous in the Islamic world as a proponent of “Bucailleism”, a kind of Islamic creationism that sees in the Koran signs of future scientific breakthroughs. According to a 2002 WSJ article , Dr. El-Naggar is also the mentor of Sheikh Abdul Majeed Zindani who is wanted by the United States in connection with his support of Al Qaeda in Yemen and is also said to be the “spiritual mentor” for Osama Bin Laden. Dr. El-Naggar was extensively profiled in a previous post.
The Muslim World League was established in 1962 as a means for the propagation of Saudi “Wahabbi” Islam. Muslim Brothers played an important role in its founding and, to date, the League has been strongly with the Brotherhood. The MWL, together with the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), are Saudi organizations believed by U.S. government officials to have helped to spread Islamic extremism around the world as well as sponsoring terrorism in places such as Bosnia, Israel, and India.