Executive Secretary of the IMF Damir Mukhetdinov took part in the international conference in Abu Dhabi

Dr. Damir Mukhetdinov, Executive Secretary of the International Muslim Forum, Deputy Chairman of the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation, made the report at the world conference «Islamic unity: concept, opportunities and challenges», held by the World Council of Muslim Communities in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

The forum opened with speeches by Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayya, Chairman of the UAE's Fatwa Council, Dr. Ali Arbash, Head of the Religious Affairs of Turkey, Dr. Hussein Ibrahim Taha, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and dr. Ali Rashid Al-Nuaimi, President of the World Council of Muslim Communities.

The first plenary session – «Geology of the Ummah Concept in the Quran» – began with Damir Mukhetdinov's report on the topic of the semantics of the concept of "Ummah" in the Quran. Dr. Mukhetdinov presented his thoughts on the semantic motives and layers of the concept of "Ummah" in the Quran and urged «to get rid of the thoughtless automatism of the everyday use of this term», referring to the Quranic source.