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iums urges saudi arabia to free muslim scholars | saudi arabia news

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iums urges saudi arabia to free muslim scholars | saudi arabia news

the international union of muslim scholars, a doha-based body, has condemned the reported arrest of muslim preachers and scholars in saudi arabia, urging saudi king salman bin abdulaziz to order their release.salman al-audah, a prominent muslim preacher and member of the iums's board of trustees, and more than 20 others were arrested on sunday, according to social media postings. the iums said in a statement on monday that the scholars "should not be used as pawns in political disputes", referring to the crisis between qatar and four other arab states - saudi arabia, the united arab emirates, bahrain and egypt.gulf crisis: blockade prevents qatar residents from performing hajj"in regards to the crisis [with] the gulf cooperation council (gcc) member states, audah has done nothing but call for unity between these brotherly countries," the statement read, noting that his last tweet urged gcc members to "come together for the sake of their people".the iums is an organisation of islamic theologians headed by chairman yusuf al-qaradawi and headquartered in qatar. about 90,000 muslim scholars are connected through the union, which claims to bring together sunni and shia muslims.ali qara daghi, iums secretary-general, was quoted in the document as saying that auda was known for his "moderate positions".saudi arabia is yet to issue any official statement regarding the reported arrests.sunday's arrests came to light on twitter after khalid bin fahd al-audah said on twitte...