Care for Muslim Minorities
14 April، 2005

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. 151 (9/16) Care for Muslim Minorities

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 concerning the Care for Muslim Minorities,

Having listened to the discussions on the subject,


  1. The terms ‘Muslims minorities’ and ‘Muslim migrant communities’ must be eliminated because these are legal terms that do not express the real attributes of Islamic presence, reflecting inclusiveness, nobility, stability, and interactive co-existence with others. Appropriate terms may be like “Muslims in the West” or “Muslims Outside the Muslim ”
  2. It is imperative to take all possible means for preserving the presence of Muslims outside the Muslim countries and defending their religious and cultural, and civilizational
  3. The requisites of citizenship in the West do not contradict the preserva- tion of the Islamic identity and commitment to Islamic


  1. Establishing a scientific research center to cater to Muslims’ condi- tions outside the Muslim world and boost the Islamic image among non-Muslims.
  2. Constituting a Shariah committee within the Academy to work out solutions for the emerging Fiqh issues confronting Muslims outside the Muslim
  3. The Academy should organize, in cooperation with the other relevant

institutions inside and outside the Muslim world, specialized training courses for the Imams, preachers, and directors of Islamic centers outside the Muslim world.

  1. Calling upon Muslims outside the Muslim world to observe the funda- mental principles of Islam, discard away Fiqh differences, and maintain unity in performing their religious rituals.
  2. Muslims outside the Muslim world should set, through their behaviour and interaction with others, a distinct cultural example that reflects the genuine values of Islam.
  3. Calling upon the Organization of the Islamic Conference to support the departments that cater to Muslims’ affairs in non-Member states and activating the resolutions issued by the Organization in this respect.

Indeed, Allāh is All-Knowing.

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