Us and Others

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. 150 (8/16) Us and Others

The Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, holding its 16th session in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on 30 Ṣafar – 5 Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1426h (9–14 April 2005),

Having examined the research papers submitted to the Academy concern- ing Us and Others,

Having listened to the discussions on the subject,


  1. Taking appropriate measures that can lead to the unity of Muslims, coun- tries, and peoples and to forming a contemporary united Islamic Ummah. This requires taking steps in this direction, including settlement of dis- cords and activation of economic, cultural, scientific, and political coop- eration among Muslim countries, in addition to the implementation of the resolutions issued by the Organization of the Islamic Conference in this connection.
  2. There is a dire need for coordination between governments and organi- zations in the Muslim world for developing a clear media message about Islam which will constitute the basis for constructive dialogue with the There is also a dire need to prepare a future generation of Muslim media men who understand such a message and can communicate it in different languages to face the intensive media campaigns targeting Islam and Muslims these days.
  3. This must be founded on establishing joint projects based on equiva- lent cooperation for developing common interests rather than on grants and donations. This is necessary to rationalise the cooperation between Muslim countries and other countries in the various economic, social, cultural and political areas.


  1. Calling upon Member states, Islamic organizations, universities, and the specialized Islamic centers to create plans for publication of research and studies in different languages on the various issues of dialogue about Islam, the religion of the universe and life, which does not tolerate hatred to the other. Emphasis should also be put on the Islamic values of peace, safety and enhancing cooperation in facing the challenges of poverty al- leviation, combating hunger and illness, pursuing economic growth and promoting joint ventures to benefit all humanity. Coordination with the Academy for publication of these research and studies is also called
  2. Urging concerned institutions, at the governmental and popular levels to acquaint the international community about the values and principles of cooperation, peace, and security that Islam brings to humanity through their effective presence in international organizations such as the United Nations, the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture(UNESCO) and other economic and industrial organizations. Such mission requires two actions:

    1. Include specialists from Islamic universities and institutions in the delegations that represent Muslim countries in these organizations, along with the preparation of generations that have a deeper understanding of Islam and the peaceful principles that underlie its
    2. Insistence on resolving global issues through international organizations in an equitable manner, and rejection of any attempt for tackling such issues in other Also, pursue cooperation, as established in our Shariah, with various international entities and blocs to preserve justice, peace and co-existence, and the humanitarian justice and natural law celebrated by Western countries.
Indeed, Allāh is All-Knowing.
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