International Rights: An Islamic Perspective
14 May، 1992

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. 68 (6/7) International Rights: An Islamic Perspective

The Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, holding its 7th session in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 7–12 Dhū al-Qi’dah 1412h (9–14 May 1992),

Having examined the research papers submitted to the Academy concerning

International Rights: An Islamic Perspective,

Having commended the efforts of the research papers presented and reviewed on the aforementioned topic, the Council deemed that the subject is so impor- tant and broad that it requires additional research and studies on multiple aspects,

Having listened to the discussions on the subject,


First: Establish a preparatory committee to draft a working paper for a spe- cialized symposium to discuss the subject above in details and develop a draft declaration of international rights in Islam, which will be submitted to the Council at its next session.

Second: The themes of the working paper shall be as follows:

  1. The sources of Islamic international law and international relations being the Quran, Sunnah, and practical applications under the rightly-guided Caliphs, in addition to taking into consideration Ijtihād (interpretative judgments) made by Fuqahā on the subject.
  2. The purposes and general characteristics of Shariah which have a practical impact on all attitudes:

    1. Objectives of Shariah
    2. General characteristics
  3. The concept of the Ummah and its unity in
  4. Legal opinions of different schools of law (madahib) regarding territorial
  1. Historical roots of the prevailing situation in the Muslim
  2. Internal relations within the Islamic State (peoples and minorities).
  3. Relations of the Islamic State with other
  4. Position of the Islamic State regarding international conventions, treaties and organizations.

Third: The preparatory committee shall prepare explanatory documents to guide researchers through the details of these topics, provided that this will be undertaken in the coming months.

Indeed, Allāh is the Giver of success.
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