Representative of the World Muslim Elite in Istanbul for Salamworld Inaugural Global Summit
March 21, 2012
Representatives of the world Muslim elite from more than 40 countries gathered in Istanbul to attend the Inaugural Global Summit organized by Salamworld, an international company aiming to develop the first social media platform oriented towards the needs of the Muslim population. Salamworld Inaugural Global Summit was highlighted by more than 60 most significant international and Turkish press agencies.
Starting with the welcoming message of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Summit was also welcomed by Mahathir Mohamad, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, and Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the Head of Libyan Transitional Council.The participants who came to show their support from various countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Russia, USA, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and many more, stressed on the importance of modern social media networks and the changes they could bring by encouraging positive development of Muslim communities worldwide.
"The impact of social media and its role in the way people communicate, build relationships, and establish businesses, is astonishing, and Salamworld have undertaken a very serious task of developing first Muslim Social Network," was the message conveyed by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia and a Non-Executive Director of Salamworld, Mahathir Mohamed in his video address to the participants of the Summit.
Highly impressed by Salamworld presentation by Riz Khan, famous Television and News Reporter, Muslim social leaders and respected scholars, notably, the leaders of such biggest Muslim communities as Indonesian Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah with the dozens millions of followers, shared their thoughts and voiced out their concerns on the subject of the current lack of technological infrastructure in most part of the Islamic world.
Salamworld Inaugural Global Summit was impressively concluded by Sami Yusuf, international composer, singer-songwriter, UN celebrity partner and founder of the spiritique genre. During his live performance the friend of Salamworld presented the songs in English, Udru, Farsi, Arabic and Azeri, stressing on his Azeri origin.
The project, which was initiated in April 2011 by the international team of IT professionals and experienced entrepreneurs, is scheduled to deliver an innovative system with a package of multilingual services this year. Coined by many as 'Muslim Facebook', Salamworld's team members insist that the development of the new platform is driven by the need to create an alternative online environment where Muslims could feel themselves in their virtual home, rather than become a competitor to popular social networks currently available today.
In the course of the year, Salamworld representatives have paid a visit to more than 30 countries and built strong strategic partnerships with various Muslim organizations and communities at all levels. "We are honored to receive support from our Executive Board Members and hear words of encouragement from Muslims worldwide. This continues to motivate us to generate new ideas that can unite and strengthen the Ummah We're open for cooperation and partnership."; concluded Abdul-Vakhed Niyazov, Chairman of Salamworld.
Salamworld is an international business organization aiming to create an exemplary responsible society of online members and introduce alternative way of virtual life established in line with the needs and requirements of the new generation of Muslim individuals by means of developing an advanced social media with high-load capabilities.