Princess of Saudi Arabia, Ameerah al-Taweel, who is working as a philanthropist and a social activist loves to work for the welfare of humanity. Ameerah al-Taweel is the Vice Chairperson of Al-Waleed bin Talal Foundation and is also included on the board of Silatech trustees. In the previous year, Saudi Princess Ameerah Al Taweel explained in her educational video about the real meaning of the word “Allahu Akhbar” which is used by extremists and Terrorists. Allahu Akbar is the word used by the hijackers, extremists, and Terrorists from past few years. Her educational video purpose was to remove the misconception and clear the image of Islam among people related to this issue.
Hijackers, extremists, and terrorists are trying to portray a wrong concept and fallacious views about Islam and Muslims. These extremists are not actually Muslims, not even close to it. They even have no idea about the power and meaning of phrase Allahu Akbar. In May 2016, Saudi Princess Ameerah Al Taweel went to the Arab Media Forum to attend a session. The subject of the session was “Message to Humanity and motivation for Good”. She delivered the actual meaning of Allahu Akbar in this session stating that this beautiful phrase holds a powerful meaning that Allah is the greatest. Allahu Akbar is an Islamic Arabic expression which used daily by every Muslim around the globe. About 1.8 billion Muslims use this phrase, Allahu Akbar, daily. She also quoted Islam as a symbol of peace.
It is a beautiful religion but sadly, some extremists use this phrase before performing any brutal act or when going to do a terror attack. Before any destruction, Terrorists shout “Allahu Akbar” but Muslims say Allahu Akbar when offering prayers while celebrating occasions, when feeling grief, weak, scared or to praise God when viewing something beautiful. Every Muslim has a responsibility and duty to portray the real image of Islam and should make every possible effort for the protection of Islam and sketch the beauty of Islam to others.
Princess also discussed the efforts made by her for representing Islam as a symbol of peace, love, and harmony. She pointed out the steps taken in past for creation of research centers and museums but due to some dominating minds, the efforts are not visible. The statistics results highlighted that Allahu Akbar was searched 79 million times on different search engines and social websites. Globally, people are interested in finding more about Islam as a religion.
With the help of Twitter, a survey was conducted related to the perception of Islam. Only twelve percent population gave negative views while five percent gave positive views. Eighty-three percent of the population is still neutral for Islam. There are more than two hundred and eighty million Twitter followers from Arab states who can easily project the real and true image of Islam. She addressed to all Muslims to at least share a good perspective image of Islam through different social sites and channels. This will help to erase the wrong image about Islam and Muslims around the globe.