In the Name of Allāh, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
Statement on Iraq
Praise is due to Allāh, Lord of the worlds, may the blessings and peace be upon our master Muhammad, the last of prophets, on his family, all his companions, and whoever follow their footsteps with righteousness until the Day of Judgment. In compliance to the directives of the Prophet Muhammad SAW that “He who does not bother himself with the affairs of Muslims is not one of them.” The International Islamic Fiqh Academy observed in its session held in Dubai (the United Arab Emirates) on 30 Ṣafar – 5 Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1426H (9–14 April 2005), the awful tragedies to which all Iraqi people are now subjected to. The Iraqi people who had suffered long decades of autocracy, despotism, and dictatorship, are now once again groaning under the pressure of a new round of oppression and tyranny. It became apparent now that all the excuses given for launching the war against Iraq had already collapsed one after another while the declared
slogan of rescuing the Iraqi people has never been achieved.
Throughout the two years since the beginning of the war and occupation of Iraq, the Iraqi people have seen nothing but continuous destruction, waste of resources, execution of scientists, and plotting conspiracies to provoke sectar- ian and ethnic disputes among the individuals of the same nation. This persis- tence of the Iraqi people to uphold its unity makes the enemy more furious to achieve its mean plots of destroying the strong ties of bond and solidarity that unite the Iraqi people.
We, the Scholars participating in the Dubai Session of The International Islamic Fiqh Academy hereby call upon all our brothers in wounded and occu- pied Iraq to hold fast by the rope which Allāh The Almighty and stand side by side in the face of the plotted evil plans that are being launched against them. All Iraqis should join hands together to end this occupation, achieving full Iraqi sover- eignty and reconstructing their country as one independent, safe and strong Iraq that enjoys security under the umbrella of the moderate and equitable principles of Islam with no room for atrocity evil sectarian disputes.
While condemning misuse of power and corruption in the Earth, and ab- horring all forms of aggression, unfairness, and oppression, we call upon all re- gional organizations, as well as the United Nations Organization, and all those who love peace, order, freedom and justice to, immediately, put an end to the catastrophic situation in Iraq which has already started to endanger the whole area and its surrounding regions.
At the same time, we closely observe the current changes that are taking place
in Iraq and the intention of the Iraqi people to establish their constitutional institutions. We are sure that there is not a single Iraqi citizen who is not keen to see Iraq enjoying its unity, independence and full sovereignty. We pray to Allāh The Almighty to help the Iraqi people in their endeavours for getting rid of the oc- cupation and its aftermaths, determining their own destiny, constitution and all constitutional institutions, rebuilding their collapsing economy, strengthen- ing their relations with neighbouring countries, and resuming their significant role in Islamic and international solidarity within the framework of the overall objectives of the Ummah in achieving peace for all the world.
Indeed Allāh is the Giver of Success.