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St. Catherine’s monastery viewed from Mount Sinai, Egypt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mohammed signed with his own hand print a charter of rights for Christians.

Here is the text.

For further on this check out St. Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai.

In 628 C.E. Prophet Muhammad (s) granted a Charter of Privileges to the monks of St. Catherine Monastery in Mt. Sinai.

It consisted of several clauses covering all aspects of human rights including such topics as the protection of Christians, freedom of worship and movement, freedom to appoint their own judges and to own and maintain their property, exemption from military service, and the right to protection in war.

An English translation of that document is presented below.

This is a message from Muhammad ibn Abdullah, as a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far, we are with them.

Verily I, the servants, the helpers, and my followers defend them, because Christians are my citizens; and by Allah! I hold out against anything that displeases them.

No compulsion is to be on them.

Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries.

No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims’ houses.

Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God’s covenant and disobey His Prophet.

Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate.

No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight.

The Muslims are to fight for them.

If a female Christian is married to a Muslim, it is not to take place without her approval.

She is not to be prevented from visiting her church to pray.

Their churches are to be respected. They are neither to be prevented from repairing them nor the sacredness of their covenants.

No one of the nation (Muslims) is to disobey the covenant till the Last Day (end of the world).

What does the Qur’an have to say about this:

Allah Most Exalted says;

“.. And do not kill yourselves [or one another]. Indeed, Allah is to you ever Merciful. And whoever does that in aggression and injustice – then We will drive him into a Fire. And that, for Allah , is [always] easy.” [Qur’an 4:29 – 4:30]

Those misguided individuals, who kill innocent people in the name of Islam, are NOT representatives of the faith they claim to uphold and defend and if they do not repent they will dwell in hell forever.

And so, instead of the Qur’an granting them any kind of reward to those who kill themselves and others, for whatever purpose, the Qur’an clearly states that anyone who commit acts such as suicide will be forever burned in HELL.

Also in d Quran 109:6 Allah said to prophet Muhammed SAW. Tell the unbelievers they should hold there own religion and you should hold yours

Boko Haram is of the devil and we urge the Federal Government to intensify efforts with all good muslims to expunge this cankerworm from Nigeria’s body politic forthwith!

”The fight Islam was having was not with Christianity. In fact, much of what Mohammed taught was a rehash of Christianity. There was a Monk in his wife’s caravan who guided him a lot. For example, all the Biblical prophets are also Islamic prophets and Jesus is called a prophet by Islam. Contradictions you see have a time and place and a reference point to people – not to be taken in isolation paragraph by paragraph. In most cases we miss the point because we have no context. When was something said, about whom it was said and under what circumstances it was said. Revisions subsequently may have resulted in alterations as well, just as in the Bible – written many years after Christ. The references to those who did not accept Islam were for those who were pagan, idol-worshipping fellow Arabs who wanted to destroy Mohammed and his religion and not to the “people of the book.” look up the reference to the people of the book. Obviously, there were modifications of Christian thought in Islam. That is natural. Just as Christianity tried to modify – or at least reinforce the previous message from Moses.

Another point to remember is that Islam considered that all former prophets of God were Muslims – since Islam means submission to the will of God and therefore in those terms Jesus and Moses and Abraham and others had submitted to the will of God.

Think about this.”.

Salim Jiwa is a Muslim Canadian Journalist with Vancouverite News in Vancouver, Canada.



The Amman Message (Arabic: رسالة عمان‎) is a statement which was issued on 9 November 2004 (27th of Ramadan 1425 AH) by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, calling for tolerance and unity in the Muslim world.[1] Subsequently, a three-point ruling was issued by 200 Islamic scholars from over 50 countries, focusing on issues of: defining who a Muslim is; excommunication from Islam (takfir), and; principles related to delivering religious edicts (fatāwa).[2]


See the grand list of endorsements of the Amman Message and its three points

(July 2005–July 2006)
Total number of signatures: 552 *
from 84 countries

True Islam and Its Role in Modern Society Conference, Amman (July 2005) [THREE POINTS VERSION 1]
signed 201

Forum of Muslim Ulama and Thinkers, Mecca (September 2005)
endorsed 42

Islamic Schools of Jurisprudence Conference, Aal Al-Bayt University, Jordan (November 2005)
endorsed 33

9th Session of the Council of Ministers of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Kuwait (November 2005)
endorsed 7

3rd Extraordinary Session, OIC, Mecca (December 2005)
endorsed 54

Moderate Islamic Thought and Culture, Amman (April 2006) [THREE POINTS VERSION 1]
signed 55

International Fiqh Academy Conference, Amman (June 2006) [THREE POINTS VERSION 2]
signed 68
π     Muslims of Europe Conference, Istanbul (July 2006)     endorsed 157

* Many of those who endorsed or signed did so more than once, on separate occasions. Hence the discrepancy in the total number vis-à-vis the sum of the numbers of the conferences.

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
H.E. Mr. Hamid Karzai ∫
Amb. Nusair Ahmad Nour §
Afghani Ambassador to Qatar
Islamic Envoy of the Government of Afghanistan
republic of albania
H.E. Mr. Florent Celiku ∫
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Tahir Zenelhasani π
people’s democratic republic of algeria
H.E. Mr. Abdel Aziz Belkhadem ∫
Minister of Foreign Affairs
H.E. Lakhdar Ibrahimi §
Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations;
Former Foreign Minister of Algeria
Prof. Dr. Abd Allah bin al-Hajj Muhammad Al Ghulam Allah §
Minister of Religious Affairs
Dr. Mustafa Sharif §
Minister of Higher Education and Former Algerian Ambassador in Cairo
Shaykh Yusuf bin Mahdi ¶
Professor and Member of the Fatwa Committee in Algeria
Dr. Sa‘id Shayban §
Former Minister of Religious Affairs
Prof. Dr. Ammar Al-Talibi §
Department of Philosophy, University of Algeria
Mr. Abu Jara Al-Sultani § ≈
Head of the Algerian Peace Society Movement
Dr. Ammar Jaydal *
Batina University
Dr. Muhammad Zurman *
Batina University
Shaykh Salim ‘Ulwan al-Hassani fatwa §
Secretary General Darulfatwa, Islamic High Council
Ms. Maha Karim Abdo ≈
Prof. Anas Al-Shaqfa § π
Head of the Islamic Commission
Ayman Aly π
Federation of the Islamic Organizations in Europe, Graz
Mr. Tarafa Baghajati § π
Initiative of Austrian Muslims
republic of azerbaijan
H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliev ∫
Shaykh Al-Islam Allah-Shakur bin Hemmat Bashazada §
Grand Mufti and Head of the Muslim Administration of the Caucasus
kingdom of bahrain
H.M. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa ∫
Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Sutri §
Minister of Justice
Dr. Farid bin Ya‘qub Al-Miftah § ¶
Undersecretary of the Ministry for Islamic Affairs
Mr. Mansour Al-Jamri ≈
Dr. Ibrahim Fadil Al-Dibbo ◊
Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Bahrain
people’s republic of bangladesh
H.E. Begum Khaleda Zia ∫
Prime Minister
Prof. Dr. Abu Al-Hasan Sadiq §
President of the Asian University of Bangladesh
Prof. Shamshir Ali ¶
President of the Academy of Sciences
and University Vice-President
Mr. Ismail Batakli π
Professor of Islamic Studies
Mr. Mohamed Boulif π
President, Islamic Executive Council
Mr. Ahmed Bouziane π
Dr. Karim Chemlal π
Pasteur Institute, Lille
Mrs. Malika Hamidi-Hosseinpour π
Coordinator, European Muslim Network
Mr. Ibrahim Kocaoglu π
Sheikh Yacob Mahi π
Professor of Islamic Studies, Athénée Royal Léonardo da Vinci
Dr. Abdelmajid Mhauchi π
Professor of Islamic Studies
Mr. Khallad Swaid π
President, Forum of the European Muslim Youth
and Student Organization (FEMYSO)
republic of benin
H.E. Mr. Dzulkifli Salami ∫
Senior Minister of Planning, Economy and Development
Shaykh Fathi Shitu ◊
bosnia and herzegovina
Prof. Dr. Shaykh Mustafa Ceric § π
Head of the ‘Ulama’ and Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Prof. Hasan Makic §
Mufti of Bihac
H.E. Professor Enes Karic¶
Professor in Faculty of Islamic Studies
Prof. Anes Ljevakovic §
Researcher and Lecturer, Islamic Studies College
Dr. Ahmet Alibasic π
Lecturer, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Sarajevo
Mr. Amer Bukvic π
Islamic Development Bank
Imam Senaid Kobilica π
Vice President, Islamic Council of Norway
Mr. Mirnes Kovac π
Journalist, Preporod Islamic Newspaper
Dr. Sukrija Ramic π
University of Zenica
brunei darussalam
H.M. Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah ∫
Prof. Suhaili bin Hajj Muhyi Al-Din ◊
Deputy Mufti of Brunei
burkina faso
H.E. Mr. Youssouf Ouedraogo ∫
Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Dr. Abu Bakr Dakuri ¶ ◊
Member of the Executive Council, ISESCO
Shaykh Ali Muhammad Abduni §
Representative of the International Islamic Youth Club in Latin America;
Accredited Religious Representative of the Dar Al-Fatwa of the Republic of
Lebanon in Sao Paolo
republic of cameroon
H.E. Mr. Marfa Hamidou Yaya ∫
Minister of State
Shaykh Mahmud Malbakri ◊
Imam, Grand Mosque and President of the Council of ‘Ulama’
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani §
Hanafi Scholar, Sunnipath.com
Mr. Fouzan Khan π
Reviving the Islamic Spirit Organization
republic of chad
H.E. Mr. Idris Derby ∫
Shaykh Dr. Hussein Hasan Abkar §
President, Higher Council; for Islamic Affairs
Imam of Muslims, Chad
Mr. Tijani Sabun Muhammad ◊
union of comoros
H.E. Mr. Kub Mohamed Lisharti ∫
Deputy President
republic of cote d’ivoire
H.E. Mr. Hamza Salleh ∫
Ambassador in Riyadh
Imam Fatih Alev π
Danish Association of Cybermuslims
republic of djibuti
H.E. Mr. Ismail Omar Gulleh ∫
Shaykh Abd Al-Rahman Sulayman Bashir ¶
Member of the Higher Judiciary Council
H.E. Mr. Mohamed Hosni Mubarak ∫
H.E. Grand Imam Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi fatwa
Shaykh al-Azhar
Prof. Dr. Mahmud Hamdi Zaqzuq § ∞
Minister of Religious Affairs
Prof. Dr. Ali Jumu‘a fatwa § * ∫ ◊
Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Muhammad Al-Tayyib §
President of Al-Azhar University
Prof. Dr. Kamal Abu Al-Majd §
Islamic Intellectual; Former Minister of Information; Attorney in the Court
of Cassation and International Specialist in Judiciary Affairs
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-Ahmadi Abu Al-Nur § *
Former Minister of Religious Affairs in the Arab Republic of Egypt;
Professor in the Faculty of Islamic Law, Yarmouk University, Jordan
Prof. Dr. Fawzi Al-Zifzaf §
Chairman of the Permanent Committee of Noble Al-Azhar for Dialogue
Among the Heavenly Religions; Member of the Academy of Islamic Research
Prof. Dr. Hasan Hanafi §
Researcher and Islamic Intellectual, Department of Philosophy,
Cairo University; Fellow of the Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Muhammad Al-Kahlawi §
Secretary of the General Union of Islamic Archaeologists;
Dean of the Faculty of Antiquities, Fayyum Branch, Cairo University
Prof. Dr. Ayman Fuad Sayyid §
Former Secretary General, Dar al-Kutub Al-Misriyya
Shaykh Dr. Zaghlul Najjar §
Head of the Committee on The Miraculous Nature of the Qur’an in the Higher
Council for Islamic Affairs, Egypt
Shaykh Moez Masood §
Islamic Missionary
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-Dasuqi *
Researcher and Member of the Forum for the
Proximity of the Islamic Schools of Jurisprudence
Mr. Amr Khaled π
Islamic Missionary
Mr. Bara Kherigi π
Director, Awakening Records
Dr. Heba Raouf Ezzat π
Department of Political Science, Cairo University
Dr. Ja‘far Abdussalam ◊
President of the League of Islamic Universities
Dr. Shawqi Ahmad Dunya ◊
Dean of the (Womens’) Faculty of Commerce, Al-Azhar University
Dr. ‘Umar ‘Abd Al-Kafi ≈
Dr. Huda ‘Abd Al-Sami‘ ≈
Eng. ‘Amr Faruk Farid ≈
Mr. Muhammad Al-Samman Lutfi ≈
Eng. Abu Al-‘Ala Madi ≈
Dr. ‘Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Masiri ≈
Dr. ‘Abd Al-Halim Oweis ≈
Mr. Ahmad Sha‘ban ≈
Mr. Husam Tammam ≈
Mr. Muntasir Al-Zayyat ≈
Dr. Raged al-Sirjani §
Dr. Muhammad Hidaya §
Dr. Muhammad Abd al-Mun‘im Abu Zayd ◊
Professor, Faculty of Shari‘ah, Department of Islamic Economics,
Yarmouk University
republic of france
Shaykh Prof. Dalil Abu Bakr §
Chairman of the France Supreme Council of the Islamic Religion
and Dean of the Paris Mosque
Dr. Husayn Rais §
Director of Cultural Affairs, Paris Grand Mosque
Prof. Dr. Abd Al-Majid Al-Najjar *
President of the Islamic Centre, Paris
Dr. Fouad Alaoui π
President, Union of Islamic Organizations in France (UOIF)
Ms. Fatiha Ajbli π
Ms. Siham Andalouci π
Member, Présence Musulman
Dr. Ahmed Bakcan π
Representative, Milli Görüs
Mr. Abdelwaheb Bakli π
President, Muslim Youth of France
Shaykh Khalid Adlen Bentounes π
Alawiyah Sufi Order; Honorary President of the International
Association of the Friends of Islam
Mr. El Hadji Babou Biteye π
President, Muslim Students of France (EMF)
Mr. Laj Thami Breze π
Union of Islamic Organizations in France (UOIF)
Mr. Haydar Demiryürek π
Secretary General, The Islamic Council of France
Dr. Boubaker El Hadj Amor π
Treasurer, Union of Islamic Organizations in France (UOIF)
Shaykh Ounis Guergah π
Head of the Fatwa House, Paris
Prof. Dr. Ömer Faruk Harman π
DITIP, Germany
Mr. Fouad Imarraine π
Collecive of Muslims of France
Dr. Ahmed Jaballah π
Member of the European Council for Fatwa and Reseach, France
Mrs. Noura Ben Hamouda Jaballah π
President of European women forum (France)
Dr. Zuhair Mahmood π
Institute for the Human Sciences (IESH), Paris
Dr. Mohamed Mestiri π
Director, International Institute of Islamic Thought, Paris
Mr. Abdelmajid Najar π
Ms. Nora Rami π
Free Community Organization, Paris
Shaykh Zakaria Seddiki π
Dr. Muhamad Bashari ◊
President, Federal Society for Muslims in France
republic of gabon
H.E. Elhadj Ali Bongo Awadamba ∫
Minister of National Defence and Chairman of Supreme Council
for Islamic Affairs and Special Envoy of the President
republic of gambia
H.E. Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh ∫
Mr. Samba Fall ∞
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Youth, Sport, and Religious Affairs Gambia.
Prof. Dr. Omar Jah ¶ ◊
Former Deputy Assistant to the President for Special Assistance Programs
at the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah
republic of germany
Prof. Dr. Murad Hofmann §
Former German Ambassador to Morocco; Intellectual and Researcher
Shaykh Salah Al-Din Al-Ja‘farawi §
Assistant Secretary-General of World Council for Islamic Propagation
Mr. Ridvan Çakir π
President, Turkish-Islamic Union of Germany
Shaykh Bashir Ahmad Dultz π
German Muslim League
Mr. Belal El-Mogaddedi π
Mr. Ibrahim F. El-Zayat π
Head of Public Relations, Federation of Islamic Organisations
in Europe (FIOE)
Dr. Sabiha El-Zayat π
Centre for Islamic Women Studies, Institute for the Human
Sciences (IESH), Paris
Mr. Mesud Gülbahar π
IGMG President of Youth Organisations, Germany
Mr. Ali Kizilkaya π
Head, Islamic Council of Germany
Dr. Eyüp A. Köhler π
Mr. Michael Muhammed Abduh Pfaff π
German Muslim League
Mr. Celal Tüter π
IGMG President of University Org., Germany
Mr. Recep Yildirim π
Europe Association of Turkish Cultural Centers, Germany
Mr. Osman Yoba π
Mr. Nabil Chabib ≈
republic of guinea
H.E. Mr. Cellou Dalein Diallo ∫
Prime Minister
Mr. Al-Husayni Diallo ¶
Inspector General, Ministry of Justice
Prof. Dr. Qutb Mustafa Sanu ◊
Department of Usul al-Fiqh, International Islamic University of Malaysia
republic of india
H.E. Maulana Mahmood Madani § π
Member of Parliament; General Secretary, Jamiat Ulema-i-Hindi
Prince Ja‘far Al-Sadiq Mufaddal Sayf Al-Din §
Islamic Intellectual
Prince Taha Sayf Al-Din §
Islamic Intellectual
Prof. Dr. Sayyid Awsaf Ali §
President of Hamdard University
Prof. Dr. Akhtar Al-Wasi §
Head of the Bureau of Islamic Studies, Dean of the College of Humanities
and Languages; Director of the Dhakir Husayn Centre for Islamic Studies
republic of indonesia
H.E. Dr. Alawi bin Shihab ∫
Coordinating Minister for People’s Welfare
and Special Envoy of the President
Dr Muhammad Maftuh Basyuni ∞
Minister of Religious Affairs
Dr. Tutty Alawiyah §
President, Al-Shafi‘i Islamic University
Amb. Rabhan Abd Al-Wahhab §
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Shaykh Al-Hajj Ahmad Hashim Muzadi §
Chairman of the Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia
Shaykh Rozy Munir §
Vice-Chairman of the Central Board of Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia
Mr. Muhamad Iqbal Sullam §
International Conference of Islamic Scholars, Indonesia
Dr. Muhammad Masyuri Naim ¶
Professor, Islamic University
Prof. Dr. M. Din Syamsuddin π
Chairman of Muhammadiyah
islamic republic of iran
Supreme Spiritual Leader Grand Ayatollah
Al-Sayyid Ali Khamenei fatwa
H.E. Dr. Mahmood Ahmedinejad ∫
Grand Ayatollah Shaykh Muhammad Ali Al-Taskhiri fatwa § ¶ ◊
Secretary General, Forum for the Proximity of the Islamic
Schools of Jurisprudence
Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Fadil Lankarani fatwa
Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Waez-zadeh Al-Khorasani § ◊
Former Secretary General, Forum for the Proximity of the Islamic Schools
of Jurisprudence
Grand Ayatollah Prof. Dr. Al-Sayyid Mustafa Mohaghegh Damad §
Director of the Academy of Sciences; Justice in the Ministry of Justice;
Head of the Inspectorate General
Hujjat Al-Islam Dr. Mahmoud Mohammadi Iraqi §
Chairman of the Cultural League and Islamic Relations in the
Islamic Republic of Iran
Dr. Al-Sayyid Mahmoud Mar‘ashi Al-Najafi §
Head of the Grand Ayatollah Mar‘ashi Al-Najafi Library
Dr. Muhammad Ali Adharshab §
Secretary-General, Arab-Iranian Friendship Society
Mr. Murtada Hashim Bur Qadi §
Secretary-General, Bureau for International Relations, Great Islamic Encyclopaedia
Shaykh Abbas Ali Sulaymani §
Representative of the Supreme Spiritual Leader in Eastern Iran
Mr. Ghulam Rida Mirzai §
Member, Consultative Council
Dr. Syed Muhammad Rida Khatimi §
Political leader; Former Deputy Speaker of the Iranian Parliament
Shaykh Muhammad Shari‘ati §
Former Advisor to the President of Iran; Member of Parliament
Amb. Muhammad Kazem Khuwansari ◊
Permanent Representative of Iran to the Organization of the Islamic Conference
Mr. Ma Sha Allah Mahmoud Shams Al-Waithin §
Journalist and Writer
Dr. Ruqayya Rustum Yurmaki *
Imam Sadiq University
Dr. Mojgan Sakhaei *
Imam Sadiq University
Shaykh Ahmad Mablaghi ◊
Professor, Qom Seminary
Dr. Gholam Reza Noor-Mohammadi ◊
Director, Centre for Islamic Medical Research, Imam al-Sadiq University, Qom;
Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tehran
Shaykh Hassan Jawahiri Zadeh ◊
Professor, Religious Seminary, Qom
republic of iraq
H.E. Mr. Jalal Talabani ∫
Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Ali Sistani fatwa
Grand Ayatollah Shaykh Ishaq Al-Fayad fatwa
Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Muhammad Sa‘id Al-Hakim fatwa
Grand Ayatollah Shaykh Bashir Al-Najafi fatwa
Grand Ayatollah Al-Sayyid Shaykh Hussein Isma‘il Al-Sadr fatwa
Grand Ayatollah Shaykh Husayn Al-Mu‘ayyad § *
Knowledge Forum, Baghdad
Grand Ayatollah Ahmad al-Bahadili §
Islamic Missionary
Shaykh Dr. Harith Al-Dari ≈
Head of Ulema organization
Dr. Muhsin ‘Abd Al-Hamid ≈
Dr. Ahmad Abd Al-Ghaffur Al-Samara‘i §
Head of the Diwan of the Sunni Waqf
Al-Sayyid Abd al-Sahib Al-Khoei §
Secretary General, Imam Al-Khoei Benevolent Foundation
Al-Sayyid Muhammad Al-Musawi §
Secretary General, World Islamic Ahl Al-Bayt League
Shaykh Dr. Mahmoud Muhammad Dawud Al-Sumayda‘i ≈
Prof. Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Duri §
Researcher and Historian, Department of History, University of Jordan;
Fellow of Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
Prof. Dr. Bashshar Awwad Marouf § *
Researcher and Editor; Fellow of Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
Shaykh Abbas Ali Kashif Al-Ghita §
College of Islamic Studies, University of al-Kufa
Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-Najdi §
Islamic Intellectual
Shaykh Walid Faraj Allah Al-Asadi §
College of Islamic Studies, University of al-Kufa
Shaykh Prof. Dr. Ahmad Al-Kubaysi § ≈
Missionary and Islamic Intellectual
Prof. Ghanem Jawad §
Director of Cultural Affairs, Khoei Benevolent Foundation
Mr. Muhammad Allawi §
Assistant Director General, World Islamic Ahl Al-Bayt League
Prof. Sa‘d Al-Malla §
Islamic Intellectual
Dr. Mustafa Abd Al-Ilah Kamal Al-Din §
Islamic Intellectual
Prof. Dr. Adnan Ali Al-Faraji *
Islamic University
Dr. Aziz Rashid Al-Dayini *
Islamic University
Dr. Abd Al-Qadir Mustafa Al-Muhammadi *
Islamic University
Mr. ‘Ala’ Al-Din Al-Mudarris *
Researcher and Historian
republic of ireland
Mr. Nooh al-Kaddo π
Director, Islamic Cultural Centre of Irelands
Mr. Yahya Sergio Pallavicini § π
Vice President, Islamic Religious Community of Italy (CO.RE.IS.)
Dr. Ali Abu Shwaima π
Head, Islamic Centre of Milan
hashemite kingdom of jordan
H.M. King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein ∫
Prof. Dr. HRH Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad § π
Personal Envoy and Special Advisor to HM King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein;
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Aal al-Bayt Institute for
Islamic Thought
Shaykh Izzedine Al-Khatib Al-Tamimi §
Islamic Affairs Advisor to HM the King; Chief Justice
Prof. Dr. Abdul-Salam Al-Abbadi § ¶ ∞ ◊
Former Minister of Islamic Affairs; President, Aal al-Bayt University
Prof. Dr. Shaykh Ahmad Hlayyel § ≈
Advisor to HM the King and Imam of the Royal Court
Shaykh Said Al-Hijjawi § ≈
Grand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Mr. Akel Bultaji §
Advisor to HM the King
Prof. Dr. Khalid Touqan §
Minister of Education; Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research
H.E. Shaykh Salim Falahat §
Director General of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan
H.E. Shaykh Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Khayyat § ◊
Former Minister of Religious Affairs
Shaykh Nuh Al-Quda §
Former Mufti of the Jordanian Armed Forces
Prof. Dr. Khalid Al-Karaki §
Deputy-Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Aal al-Bayt
Institute for Islamic Thought; President of Jerash Private University
Prof. Dr. Ishaq Al-Farhan §
President of Zarqa Private University;
Former Minister of Education
Prof. Kamil Ismail Hamdan Al-Sharif § ¶
Secretary General, International Council for Islamic Propagation and Relief
Dr. Abd Al-Latif Arabiyyat §
Former Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament;
Chairman of the Consultative Committee of the Islamic Action Front
Shaykh Abd Al-Karim Salim Sulayman Al-Khasawneh §
Grand Mufti of the Jordanian Armed Forces
Prof. Dr. Adel Al-Toweisi § *
Former President of Aal al-Bayt University; Minister of Culture
Prof. Dr. Yusuf Al-Ghaydhan §
Dean of the University Faculty of Religion, Balqa’ Applied University
Shaykh Hasan Al-Saqqaf §
Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Aal al-Bayt
Institute for Islamic Thought; Director of Imam Al-Nawawi Publishers and Distributors
Eng. Marwan Al-Faouri § ≈
Chairman of the Forum for Moderation in Thought and Culture
Mrs. Nawal Al-Faouri § ◊
Educator and Islamic Intellectual
Prof. Dr. Abd Al-Nasir Abu Al-Basal § ◊
Former Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law, Yarmouk University
Mr. Bilal Al-Tal § ◊
Editor-in-Chief, Liwa’ Newspaper
Prof. Dr. Azmi Taha Al-Sayyid §
College of Jurisprudential and Legal Studies, Aal al-Bayt University
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Hisham Sultan *
Vice-President for Islamic Studies, Aal al-Bayt University
Prof. Dr. Ziyad Al-Daghamin *
Dean of the College of Jurisprudential and Juridical Studies,
Head of the Preparatory Committee of the Internal Islamic Conference
Dr. Rashid Sa‘id Shahwan ◊
Faculty of Islamic Propagation and the Fundamentals of Religion,
Balqa Applied University
Prof. Dr. Qahtan Al-Duri *
Aal al-Bayt University
Prof. Dr. Sharif Al-Shaykh Salih Al-Khatib *
Aal al-Bayt University
Prof. Dr. Abd Al-Majid Al-Salahin *
Dean of the College of Islamic Law, University of Jordan
Dr. Hayil ‘Abd Al-Hafiz ≈
Shaykh ‘Abd Al-Karim Al-‘Akor ≈
Mr. Haytham Al-‘Amayreh ≈
Dr. Muhammad Al-Khatib ≈
Mr. Hatim Al-Manasir ≈
Dr. Malik Al-Moumini ≈
Dr. Muhammad Al-Qada ≈
Dr. Fayez Al-Rabi‘ ≈
republic of kazakhstan
H.E. Mr. Askar Mussinov ∫
Ambassador in Riyadh and Special Envoy of the President
Shaykh Abdullahi Abdi π
Chief Executive Officer, Northern Aid
state of kuwait
H.H. Shaykh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah ∫
Prime Minister
Dr. Abdullah Matuq al-Matuq ∞
Minister of Awqaf and Religious Affairs
Prof. Dr. Abdullah Yusuf Al-Ghoneim §
Head of the Kuwaiti Centre for Research and Study
Dr. Adel Abdullah Al-Fallah §
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs
Dr. Mohamed Abdul Ghaffar Al-Sharif ◊
Secretary-General, Secretariat General of Religious Affairs
Dr. Muhammad Abd Allah Ja‘far Al-Sharif ¶
Undersecretary of Waqf Foundation
Dr. Khaled Madhkour Abdallah Madhkour ◊
Professor, Faculty of Shari‘ah, University of Kuwait
Mr. Mutlaq Rashed Al-Qarawi ≈
Shaykh Dr. ‘Ajil Jassim al-Nashami ◊
Professor, Faculty of Shari‘ah, University of Kuwait
Dr. Ahmad Raja‘i al-Jundi ◊
Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences, Kuwait
kyrgyz republic
H.E. Mr. Dastan Sarygulov ∫
Secretary of State
republic of lebanon
H.E. Mr. Fouad Sinoura ∫
Prime Minister
Prof. Dr. Hisham Nashabeh §
Chairman of the Board of Higher Education
Dean of Education at Makassed Association
Al-Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah fatwa
Shaykh Muhammad Rashid Qabbani ¶
Grand Mufti, Republic of Lebanon (Mufti of the Sunni Muslims)
Prof. Dr. Sayyid Hani Fahs § ≈
Member of the Higher Shi‘i Council
Shaykh Abdullah al-Harari fatwa §
Head of the Habashi Order
Prof. Dr. Ridwan Al-Sayyid §
Faculty of Humanities, Lebanese University; Editor-in-Chief,
Al-Ijtihad Magazine
Prof. Muhammad Al-Sammak § ¶
Secretary-General of the National Council for Islamic-Christian Dialogue;
Secretary-General for the Islamic Spiritual Summit
Ja‘fari Qadi Shaykh Asad Allah Al-Harashi §
Higher Islamic Shi‘i Council
Shaykh Khalil Al-Mays § ◊
Mufti of Zahleh and Western Beqa‘
Shaykh Abd Al-Emir Qublan §
Deputy Head of the Higher Shi‘i Counci
Prof. Dr. Zakariyya Abd Al-Razzaq Al-Misri *
Imam Al-Awza‘i University
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Al-Sahmarani *
Imam Al-Awza‘i University
Dr. Muhammad ‘Assaf ≈
Dr. As‘ad Al-Sahmarani ≈
Shaykh Abd Al-Naser Jabri ≈
Shaykh Jamil Muhammad Husseini fatwa §
Mr. Hasan Farhat §
H.E. Mr. Abdel Rahman Mohamed Shalqam ∫
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Prof. Ibrahim Ali Abu Al-Qasim Al-Rabu § ¶
Secretary of the Office of Conferences, International Islamic Propagation Society
Dr. Al-Ujaili Farhat Al-Miri §
Official for Dialogue in the International Islamic Popular Leadership
Dr. Muhammad Al-Ziyadi ◊
President, International Islamic Call University
Prof. Dr. Hamzah Abu Faris *
Al-Fatih University
Mr. Abd Al-Salam Muhammad Al-Sharif Al-Alim *
Al-Fatih University
Mr. Rufat Sherifi π
H.E. Dato’ Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi ∫
Prime Minister
Dr. Anwar Ibrahim § π
Former Deputy Prime Minister
Dato’ Dr. Abdul Hamid Othman §
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister
Prof. Dr. Kamal Hasan ¶
President of the Islamic International University, Kuala Lumpur
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali § π
Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation
Mr. Shahidan Kasem §
First Minister of Perlis State, Malaysia
Mr. Khayri Jamal Al-Din §
Deputy Chairman for the Youth Sector, the United Malays
National Organisation
Dr. Salih Qadir Karim Al-Zanki *
International Islamic University
H.E. Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom ∫
Dr. Mahmud Al-Shawqi §
Minister of Education
Shaykh Mohamed Rasheed Ibrahim ◊
President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs
H.E. Mr. Amadou Toumani Toure ∫
Mr. Sidi Mohamed Youssouf Djire ◊
General President of the Islamic Foundation for Production
H.E. Mr. Al Ould Mohamed Fal ∫
H.E. Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah fatwa π
Former Vice President of Mauritania;
Vice President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars
Mr. Al-Hajj Wuld Al-Haji Ahmad ¶
Advisor to the Minister of Education and Islamic Guidance
Mr. Cheikhna Bin Bayyah π
Shaykh Ghulam Muhammad §
Chairman and Secretary General of the Blue Crescent Society
Mr. Abdulraheem Aljabari π
kingdom of morocco
H.M. King Mohammed VI ∫
Prof. Dr. Abbas Al-Jarari § ¶
Advisor to HM the King
Prof. Dr. Abd Al-Hadi Bu Talib §
Former Advisor to HM the King
Amb. Al-Makki Kawan ∞
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Kuwait,
representing Dr. Ahmad Al-Tawfiq,
Minister of Religious Affairs, Kingdom of Morocco
Prof. Dr. Abdelhadi Al-Tazi §
Fellow of the Royal Moroccan Academy; Former Ambassador
Prof. Dr. Mohammad Farouk Al-Nabhan §
Former Director of Dar Al-Hadith Al-Hasaniyya
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Shawqi Benbin §
Director of the Hasaniyya Library
Dr. Hamdati Chbihanna Malainine ◊
Member, Supreme Constitutional Council;
President, Regional Scientific Council, Al-Qunaitra
Prof. Dr. Najat Al-Marini §
Department of Arabic Language, Mohammed V University
Dr. Abdul Filali Ansary §
Director, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations, Aga Khan University
Dr. Abdel-Kabeer Al-Madghari ◊
Former Minister of Waqf and Islamic Affairs
Dr. Maryam Ayat Ahmad ≈
Mr. Muhammad Al-Amin ≈
Mr. Muhammad Tullabi ≈
Dr. Sa‘d Al-Din Al-‘Uthmani ≈
republic of mozambique
H.E. Mr. Aris Ali ∫
Minister of Education and Culture
the netherlands
Mr. Zakaria Hamidi π
Director, New Horizon
republic of niger
H.E. Mr. Hama Amadou ∫
Prime Minister
federal republic of nigeria
H.E. Mr Ibrahim Mousa Kazawari ∫
Ambassador in Riyadh
H.H. Prince Haji Ado Bayero §
Emir of Kano
Mr. Sulayman Osho §
Secretary General of the Islamic Conference for Africa
Dr. Ahmad Limu ¶
Head, Organization of the Islamic Endowment for Education and Guidance
Dr. Al-Khidr Abd Al-Baqi Muhammad *
Researcher and Writer
Mr. Brahim Belkilani π
Journalist, ITRI
Dr. Lena Larsen π
Coordinator, The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief,
Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
sultanate of oman
H.H. Al Syed Asaad bin Tareq Al Said ∫
Special Envoy of the Sultan
Shaykh Ahmad bin Hamad Al-Khalili fatwa § ¶ ◊
Grand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman
Shaykh Ahmad bin Sa‘ud Al-Siyabi § ◊
General Secretary in the Office of the Grand Mufti
Dr. Abd Allah Mubarak Al-Shanfari ¶
University Professor, University of Dhofar
Shaykh Dr. Kahlan bin Nahban Al-Kharusi * ≈
Jurisprudential Advisor in the Office for the Issuance of Fatwas
Mr. Aflah bin Ahmad Al-Khalili *
Researcher in the Office for the Issuance of Fatwas
Abd Al-Latif Al-Humaym ≈
republic of pakistan
H.E. General Pervez Musharraf ∫
H.E. Ambassador Muhammad Aslam ∞
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Kuwait
representing Dr. Muhammad I‘jaz Al-Haqq, Minister of Religious
Affairs, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Uthmani fatwa ¶ ◊
Deputy Chairman, Islamic Fiqh Council, Jeddah;
Vice President, Dar al-Ulum, Karachi
Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri § π
Director General, Centre for Islamic Research, Islamabad
Prof. Dr. Zafar Ishaq Ansari §
Director General, Centre for Islamic Research, Islamabad
Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi § π
Researcher and Islamic Intellectual
H.E. Ambassador Arif Kamal §
Ambassador of the Republic of Pakistan to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
H.E. Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmad Ghazi §
President, Islamic University, Islamabad;
Former Minister of Religious Affairs, Pakistan
state of palestine
H.E. Mr. Ahmed Qorei ¶
Prime Minister
Shaykh Dr. Ikrimah Sabri § ≈ ◊
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and All of Palestine;
Imam of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque
Shaykh Taysir Rajab Al-Tamimi § ≈
Chief Justice of Palestine
Dr. Mustafa Mahmud Yusuf Abu Suway ¶
Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy
and Islamic Studies in Al-Quds University
Dr. Muhammad Ali Al-Salibi *
Al-Najah University
Dr. Marwan Ali Al-Qaddumi *
Al-Najah University
Dr. Samir Ismail π
Mr. Abdool Magid Vakil § π
Chairman, Banco Efisa
Mr. Sohail Nakhooda § π
Editor-in-Chief, Islamica Magazine
H.E. Shaykh Hamad bin Jassem Al Thani ∫
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Prof. Dr. Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi fatwa § π
Director of the Sunna and Sira Council;
Vice President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars
Shaykh Thaqil bin Sayer Zayd Al-Shammari ◊ ¶
Justice, Court of Cassation, Member of the Supreme Judicial Council
Prof. Dr. Aisha Al-Mana‘i §
Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law, University of Qatar
Shaykh Abd Al-Rahman bin Abd Allah bin Zayd Al Mahmud ¶
Member of Prominent Persons Committee,
Organization of the Islamic Conference
Dr. Ali Muhyi Al-Din Qaradaghi ◊
Professor, Faculty of Shari‘ah, University of Qatar
Dr. Ali Ahmad Al-Salus ◊
Professor, Faculty of Shari‘ah, University of Qatar
Shaykh Mohammad Haj Yusuf Ahmad ◊
Imam, Doha Mosque
russian federation
Shaykh Rawi Ayn Al-Din §
Mufti; Head of the Muslim Religious Administration
Prof. Dr. Said Hibatullah Kamilev § ¶
Director, Moscow Institute of Islamic Civilisation
Dr. Murad Murtazein §
President, Islamic University, Moscow
Mr. Rushan Abassoof §
Director of External Affairs Department of Council of Muftis, Russia
Mr. Yakupov Valiulla π
Assistant to the Chief Mufti of Tatarstan
kingdom of saudi arabia
H.M. King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud ∫
King of Saudi Arabia; Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Dr. Abd Al-Aziz bin Uthman Al-Touaijiri § ¶
Director General, The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)
H.E. Shaykh Abd Allah Sulayman bin Mani‘ ◊
Member, Council of Senior ‘Ulama’ of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Hassan bin Mohamed Safar ◊
Professor, Islamic Studies Department, Faculty of Humanities
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Mr. Abobakr Abdelfatah π
Shaykh Ali Baddahdah π
Dr. Salih Al-Wuhaibi ≈
Shaykh ‘Abd Allah Yahya ≈
Mr. Nabil Abd Al-Ilah Nassif ◊
Assistant to the President for Assistance Affairs, IDB, Jeddah
Dr. Muhammad Jabr Al-Alfi ◊
Professor, Higher Judiciary Institute, Department
of Comparative Jurisprudence, Riyadh
Dr. Muhammad bin Yahya bin Hasan Al-Najimi ◊
Associate Professor, King Fahd Defence College
Dr. Ahmad Abd al-Alim Abd Al-Latif ◊
Researcher, Department of Studies, The International
Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah
Dr. Abd Al-Qahir Qamar ◊
Researcher, Department of Studies, The International
Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah
Shaykh al-Habib Muhammad bin Abdurrahman al-Saqqaf §
Dr. Mohamed Ali Al-Bar ◊
King Fahd Centre for Medical Research
republic of senegal
H.E. Mr. Abdoulaye Wade ∫
Mr. Al-Hajj Mustafa Sisi § ≈
Special Advisor to the President of Senegal
Prof. Abdallah Bah §
President of the Union of Volunteers in Islamic Education and Culture
Prof. Abadir Tiyam ¶
University Press and President of the National Society, Dakar
Prof. Ahmad Mukhtar Embo ¶
Former Director General, UNESCO, Paris
Prof. Rohan Mbaye ◊
Director, Islamic Institute, Dakar
republic of sierra leone
H.E. Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah ∫
republic of singapore
Dr. Yaqub Ibrahim §
Minister of the Environment and Water Resources, and Muslim Affairs
republic of somalia
H.E. Mr. Abdullah Youssef Ahmed ∫
republic of south africa
Shaykh Ibrahim Gabriels §
Head of South African ‘Ulama’
Mr. Mansur Escudero π
Spanish Islamic Commission
Mr. Ali Boussaid π
Islamic League for Dialogue and Conviviality
republic of sudan
H.E. General Omar Hassan Al Bashir ∫
Abd Al-Rahman Sawar Al-Dhahab §
Former President of the Republic of Sudan
Al-Imam Al-Sadiq Al-Mahdi ≈
Former Prime Minister of Sudan
Head of ansar movement
Dr. Isam Ahmad Al-Bashir § ¶
Minister of Guidance and Religious Affairs
Mr. Tariq Ali Bakhit ¶
Director in the General Secretariat and
Head of Cultural and Islamic Thought Committee, Khartoum
Prof. Dr. Izz al-Din Umar Musa §
Lecturer in the Department of History, Malik Saud University, Riyadh
Dr. Muhammad Mahjub Harun ¶
Journalist and University Professor, University of Khartoum
Dr. Ahmad Ali Al-Imam ¶
Advisor to the Sudanese President
Dr. Mustafa ‘Uthman Isma‘il ≈
Former Foreign Minister of Sudan
Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the Arab League
Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Uthman ◊
Secretary General, Supreme Judiciary Council
Dr. Ahmad Khaled Babacar ◊
Secretary General of the Islamic Fiqh Academy of Sudan
Mr. Mahmoud Khalfi Driri π
Prof. Tariq Ramadan § π
Islamic intellectual
syrian arab republic
H.E. Mr. Farouk Al-Sharaa’ ∫
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Shaykh Dr. Ahmad Badr Hasoun §
Grand Mufti of the Syrian Arab Republic
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sa‘id Ramadan Al-Buti § ≈
Head of the Religion Department, Faculty of Law, University of Damascus
Prof. Dr. Shaykh Wahba Mustafa Al-Zuhayli § ≈ ¶ ◊
Head of Department of Islamic Jurisprudence and its Schools,
Islamic Law Faculty, Damascus University
Dr. Salah Al-Din Ahmad Kuftaro §
Director General, Shaykh Ahmad Kuftaro Academy and Islamic Intellectual
Dr. Muhammad Tawfiq Sa‘id Al-Buti §
Professor of Shari‘ah at Damascus University
Dr. Mahmud Al-Sayyid ¶
Academic Researcher in the Centre of Islamic Studies,
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Shaykh Abdallah Adhami § π
Islamic missionary and scholar
Dr. Muhammad Habash ≈
Dr. Muhammad Abd al-Latif Saleh al-Farfur ◊
Secretary General, International Scientific Academy
Prof. Dr. Abd Al-Sattar Abu Ghuddah ◊
President of the United Shari‘ah Council of the Baraka Group, Jeddah
republic of tajikistan
H.E. Mr. Imam Aly Rahmanov ∫
Mr. Wan Muhammad Nur Matha §
Advisor to the Prime Minister
Amb. Wiboon Khusakul §
Ambassador of Thailand in Baghdad
republic of togo
H.E. Mr. Zarifou Ayéva ∫
Minister of Foreign Affairs
republic of tunisia
Mr. Mohamed Al-Ghanousi ∫
Prime Minister
Prof. Dr. Al-Hadi Al-Bakkoush §
Former Prime Minister of Tunisia
Dr. Abu Baker Al-Akhzuri §
Minister of Religious Affairs
Prof. Dr. Ali Al-Shabi §
Chairman of the Higher Islamic Council;
Former Minister of Islamic Affairs
Prof. Ibrahim Chabbouh §
Advisor to the Higher Chairman of the Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought;
Director of the Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
Shaykh Dr. Mohammad Al Habib ibn Al Khojah ◊
Secretary-General of the International Islamic Fiqh Council, Jeddah
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Al-Bashir Al-Buzaydi ¶
Director of the Higher Institute for the Fundamentals of Religion, Zaytuna University
Mr. Ahmad Al-‘Ujaymi ¶
Advisor in the Office of the Secretary General of the
Organization of the Islamic Conference
Shaykh Dr. Rachid Ghannouchi π
Leader of Ennada
Prof. Habib Shaybub §
Writer and Historian
Dr. Amir Al-Zamali §
Advisor of Islamic World Affairs, International Committee for the Red Cross
Dr. Shaykh Mohieddine Gadi ◊
The Higher Islamic Council, Tunis
Shaykh Al-Tayyib Salama ◊
The Higher Islamic Council, Tunis
republic of turkey
H.E. Mr. Bulent Arinc ∫
President of the Grand Turkish Assembly
Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu § π ◊
Secretary-General, Organisation of the Islamic Conference
H.E. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Aydin π
Minister of State, Government of Turkey
Prof. Dr. Ali Bardakoglu ¶
Head of Religious Affairs Directorate
Prof. Dr. Ali Auzak π
Head of the Endowment for Islamic Scientific Studies, Istanbul
Prof. Dr. Mualla Saljuq §
Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law, Ankara
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Çagrici § π ≈
Grand Mufti of Istanbul and Professor of Islamic Philosophy
Prof. Ibrahim Kafi Dönmez §
Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence at the University of Marmara
Dr. Ali Ihsan Bala *
Yüzüncü Yil University
Mr. Ufuk Gökçen π
Advisor to the Secretary General of the OIC
Mr. Mustafa Akyol π
Writer and journalist
Dr. Muhammet Aruçi π
Turkish Religious Endownment (Diyanet Vakfi)
Prof. Dr. Akif Aydin π
Marmara University
Mr. Kurtulu Aykan π
Dr. Savas Barçin π
Ms. Selin Bölme π
Marmara University
Prof. Ali Dere π
Foreign Affairs Department, Presidency of Religious Affairs, Ankara
Mr. Muammer Dumanli π
Mr. Ahmet Hakan π
Dr. Ibrahim Kalin π
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, College of the Holy Cross, USA;
Director, SETA Foundation, Ankara
Prof. Recep Kaymakcan π
Assistant Professor of Religious Education, Sakarya University
H.E. Ambassador Fazli Kesmir π
Counsellor Turkish Embassy and Permanent Representative of Turkey
to FAO, Rome
Dr. Abdülhamid Kirmizi π
Mr. Fehmi Koru π
Journalist, Yeni Safak
Dr. Ali Köse π
Lecturer, Faculty of Theology, Marmara University
Mr. Talha Köse π
Prof. Talip Küçukcan π
Centre for Islamic Studies, Istanbul
Ambassador Ömür Orhun π
OCSE Personal Representative on Combating Islamophobia
Mr. Taha Özhan π
Prof. Mehmet Paçaci π
Faculty of Theology, Ankara University
Mr. Ali Sarikaya π
President, Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation
Prof. Bülent Senay π
Professor of Comparative Religion, Uludag University, Bursa
Dr. Nazife Sisman π
Dr. Ismail Taspinar π
Faculty of Theology, Marmara University
Mr. Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu π
SETA, Anakara
Dr. Nuri Tinaz π
Centre for Islamic Studies, Istanbul
Mrs. Ümare Yazar π
Professor Ali Murat Yel π
Lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology, Fatih University
H.E. Mr. Rashid Mirdov ∫
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mufti Shaykh Ahmad Tamim §
Mufti of Ukraine
Mr. Anas Abdunnoor Kalissa ◊
Director of Research and Shari‘ah
united arab emirates
H.H. Shaykh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan ∫
H.H. Ambassador Nasir bin Abd Allah bin Hamdan ¶
Mr. Ali bin Al-Sayyid Abd Al-Rahman Al-Hashim §
Advisor to the President for Judiciary and Religious Affairs
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Banani §
Judge in the Supreme Federal Court
Dr. Abd al-Salam Muhammad Darwish al-Marzuqi §
Judge in the Dubai Court
Dr. Muhammad Abdulrahim Sultan Al-Ulama ◊
Deputy-Dean of Scientific Research Affairs, United Arab Emirates University
Dr. Hamad bin Al-Sheikh Ahmad Al-Chibani ◊
Director, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf
Shaykh Mansur ‘Etah al-Minhali ◊
Secretary-General, Bureau for Islamic Affairs and Charitable Works, Dubai
Dr. Ahmad Abdul Aziz Al-Haddad ◊
Chief Mufti, Bureau of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Works, Dubai
Shaykh Talib Muhammad Al-Shehi ◊
Preacher, Ministry of Justice and Islamic Affairs
Dr. Mahmud Ahmad Abu Layl ◊
Professor, Faculty of Shari‘ah, Al-‘Ain University
Dr. Khalid Sulayman Al-Fahdawi ≈
Dr. Ali Muhammad Ujla ◊
Managing Editor, Manar Al-Islam Magazine
Dr. Muhammad Al-Zuhaili ◊
Dean, Faculty of Shari‘ah, University of Sharjah
united kingdom
Dr. Abbas Mahajarani §
Member of the Imam Al-Khoei Benevolent Foundation
Dr. Hassan Shamsi Basha ◊
Expert, The International Islamic Fiqh Academy, Jeddah
Mr. Shams Vellani §
Director, Special Studies, The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Dr. Farhad Daftary §
Associate Director, The Institute of Ismaili Studies
Shaykh Yusuf Islam §
Islamic Missionary
Dr. Fuad Nahdi §
Editor-in-Chief, Q-News International
Shaykh Wanis Al-Mabrouk *
Representative of the Union of Muslim Organisations of UK & EIRE
Mr. Sharif Banna π
Co-Founder, Awakening Records;
President, Union of Muslim Students in the UK
Mr. Sami Yusuf § π
Islamic singer
Mohamed Abdul Aziz π
Director, Faithwise
Dr. Manazir Ahsan π
Director, The Islamic Foundation
Mr. Khurshid Ahmed π
British Muslim Forum (BMF)
Mrs. Fareena Alam π
Editor, Q-News International
Dr. Anas Shaikh-Ali π
Director, International Institute of Islamic Thought, London
Mr. Ahmed Al-Rawi π
President, Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe
Mr. Ismail Amla π
Mr. Iqbal Asaria π
Finance Director, Muslim Council of Britain
Dr. Mehmet Asutay π
Department of Economics, Durham University
Mr. Yasar Çolak π
Counsellor for Turkish Religious Affairs in London
Mr. Said Ferjani π
Muslim Association of Britain
Dr. Sophie Gilliat-Ray π
Cardiff University
Mr. AbdelRahman Helbawy π
Mr. Dilwar Hussain π
The Islamic Foundation
Mrs. Sarah Joseph π
Editor, Emel Magazine
Mr. Wakkas Khan π
President, FOSIS
Mr. Mustafa Köker π
Chief Editor, Haber Newspapers (Turkish)
Ms. Maleiha Malik π
Department of Law, King’s College
Ms. Unaiza Malik π
Muslim Council of Britain
Mr. Ahmed Sheikh Mohamed π
Dr. Mohamed Mukadam π
Association of Muslim Schools
Mr. Ahmed Musawi π
Prof. Farhan Nizami π
Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Mr. Habibur Rahman π
Sir Iqbal Sacranie π
Former Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain
Shaykh Haytham Tamim π
Utrujj Institute
Mr. Ahmed Versi π
Editor, The Muslim News
Mr. Shaukat Warraich π
Community leader
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad / Tim Winter § π
Lecturer, University of Cambridge
Mr. Haider Ali π
Book distributor
united states of america
H.E. Prof. Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr §
Author and Professor of Islamic Studies at the George Washington University
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson § π
President of the Zaytuna Institute
Shaykh Faisal Abdur Rauf §
Imam of New York City Central Mosque
Prof. Dr. Ingrid Mattson §
Professor of Islamic Studies, Hartford Seminary;
President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
Prof. Dr. Suleiman Abdallah Schleifer §
Director Emeritus of the Adham Center for Television Journalism
Mr. Nihad Awad § ≈
Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations
Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller § π
Islamic Missionary and Intellectual;
Fellow of the Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
Sheikh Suhaib D. Webb π
Islamic Missionary
Dr. Caner Dagli π
Special Advisor for Interfaith Affairs, Royal Hashemite Court of Jordan;
Professor of Islamic Studies, Roanoke College, USA
Prof. James Morris § π
Univesity of Exeter
Mr. Radwan Al-Masmudi ≈
Prof. Joseph Lumbard §
Former Special Assistant to H.M. King Abdullah II for Interfaith Affairs
republic of uzbekistan
H.E. Mr. Shawkat Sirdayev ∫
Prime Minister
Shaykh Muhammad Al-Sadiq Muhammad Yusuf §
Grand Mufti of the Republic
Prof. Yusufov Ortoqbek §
Islamic Intellectual
republic of yemen
H.E. General Ali Abdullah Saleh ∫
Shaykh Muhammad bin Muhammad Isma‘il Al-Mansur fatwa
Shaykh Humud bin ‘Abbas al-Mu‘ayyad fatwa
Shaykh Ibrahim bin Muhammad Al-Wazir fatwa §
Secretary General of the Islamic Unification and Works Movement
Shaykh Habib ‘Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin Hafiz §
Principal, Dar al-Mustafa, Tarim
Shaykh Al-Habib ‘Ali Al-Jifri §
Islamic Missionary and Intellectual
Shaykh Muhammad Abduh Umar ◊
Head, Bureau of Direction and Guidance, Permanent Committee
of the General People’s Conference
Prof. Dr. Husayn Al-Umari §
Member of the Consultative Committee, Member of the UNESCO
Executive Committee; Professor of Modern History, University of Sana‘a’

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  1. This will be subject to confirmation though but Islam permits other religions so far it doesnt contravene or obstruct Muslims

    Posted by Azeez | June 27, 2012, 11:34 am

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