Recommendations of the 3rd Session of the Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy

In the Name of Allāh,

the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful

Praise is due to Allāh, Lord of the worlds, may the blessings and peace be upon our master Muḥammad, the last of prophets, on his family, and all his companions.

Resolution No. 25 (13/3)

Recommendations of the 3rd Session of the Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy

The Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, holding its 3rd session in Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on 8–13 Ṣafar 1407h (11–16 October 1986),

Having listened with particular interest to the statement of HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal, Crown Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the urgent problems facing Muslims in the areas of social and economic develop- ment, which call for an urgent action to fight poverty, diseases, and lack of knowledge, in order to ensure a decent standard of living for the human being,

Having reviewed the address of His Royal Highness to the Arab and Muslim world to aid Sudan,

Conscious of the necessity of intensifying efforts aimed to rescue Al-Aqsa Mosque, the first of the two Qiblas and the third holiest Mosque in Islam, in the vicinity of which the present session is being held,

Convinced of the need to devote extreme attention to issues relating to the social and economic life and solidarity among Muslims, and the necessity of in- depth studies and research through scientific seminars, workshops, and the likes,


First: A wide-ranging Islamic relief program needs to be created, sponsored, financed by an independent fund, based on revenues of Zakāh, Awqāf, and donations.

Second: An appeal should be launched to the Ummah, governments and peoples alike, calling them for the pooling of all possible resources to save the First of the two Qiblas and the third holiest Mosque and to liberate the occupied territories through the mobilization of all the Ummah’s potentials, the assertion of its identity, the closing of its ranks, the elimination of all causes of dissension, and the adoption of divine law as a way of life on both private and public levels. Third: Special attention should be paid to the activities of the Academy in the field of studies, research, fatwās (rulings) and projects relating to major is-

sues affecting the social and economic life of Muslims, the closing of their ranks, the unification of their positions, and the promotion of all factors of solidarity among them, while providing them with means of facing all challenges and building their life according to the rules of Shariah.

Fourth: Distinction should be made between issues relating to studies, re- search and fatwas, with particular emphasis on scientific seminars and work- shops in matters relating to studies and research, in accordance with a plan of action to be prepared by the Planning Division of the Academy for submission to the Council.

Indeed, Allāh is All-Knowing.

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