As north Sudan establishes its vision of a state without the constraints of a large Christian minority, Khartoum is increasing its Islamic emphasis. Dawa is the proselytizing and propagation of Islam. It means to "issue a summons" or invitation.
In Khartoum, Khalil Abdullah, the State Minister at the Ministry of Guidance and Endowments met with a visiting Ethiopian delegation headed by the Chairman of the Higher Council for Islamic Affairs in Ethiopia, Sheikh Ahmadadin Sheikh Abdullah. They explored ways of boosting joint cooperation between the Sudan and Ethiopia in domains of Hajj, Umra, Endowments, Propagators and pertinent issues.
The Minister affirmed Sudan's readiness to cooperate and exchange expertise with the Higher Council for Islamic Affairs in Ethiopia.
Director of the Department of International and Public Relations at the Ministry of Guidance and Endowments, Al-Fatih Mukhtar, said the meeting stressed the need to enhance cooperation between the two states in domains of Hajj, Ummrah, Endowments, propagation and Training. Mukhtar added that the Ethiopian delegation will meet with officials at the Higher Council for Islamic Affairs, Endowment Authority, Hajj and Ummrah Administration.