Leaders and officials from Muslim countries gathered in Malaysia’s capital Thursday to discuss the crises faced by the Muslim world and to find solutions. 

Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the Kuala Lumpur Summit, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad pointed out that the Muslim world is passing through “a state of crisis” and noted that the summit “may find solutions, if not to end these catastrophes, at least to awaken the Islamic world, the Ummah, to the need to recognize the problems and their causes.”

“Understanding the problems and their causes may enlighten us on the way to

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