Since the vision is an accurate description of an ambitious future, and the mission is a faithful summary of the most important objectives, the strategic objectives are therefore a set of outcomes that the institution seeks to accomplish through multiple and diverse programs, activities, and initiatives capable of fulfilling the mission, and thus the vision. Based on this understanding, the objectives of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy are set to achieve the following outcomes:
Achieve intellectual harmony and integration between jurists from recognized schools of Islamic jurisprudence and experts in the field of human, social, natural, and applied sciences to elucidate the positions of Shariah towards contemporary life issues.
Promote collective Ijtihad (Ijtihad jama’e) on contemporary life questions and issues, in order to elaborate Shariah-based solutions, and clarify valid preferences among several legal opinions on the same issue, in accordance with the interests of Muslims -whether individuals, communities, or States- and in full harmony with the legal arguments and ultimate purposes of Shariah.
Coordinate between authorities of Ifta and institutions of jurisprudence inside and outside the Muslim world to avoid contradictions and hostilities between opinions on the same issue, especially on general issues that may cause conflicts.
Reject denominational intolerance, religious fanaticism, and excommunication of Islamic doctrines and their followers through spreading the spirit moderation, openness, and tolerance among the followers of different schools of law and sects.
Refute baseless fatwas that negate Islamic principles, established rules of Ijtihad, and scholarly Islamic schools of law without giving any recognized evidence.
Provide Shariah rulings on subjects arising from the lived reality to facilitate the development of legislations, laws, and regulations in line and harmony with the provisions of Shariah.
Express Shariah opinions directly when requested and translate them into the lived reality revolving around the challenges facing the Islamic Ummah, and on the documents issued by the OIC, international Islamic and non-Islamic organizations.
Issue fatwas to Muslim communities and organizations outside the Muslim world in a way that would preserve the values of Islam, its culture and traditions, which also aims at protecting their Islamic identity, with due respect to the essentials of citizenship and residence in non-Muslim societies.
Promote cooperation, rapprochement, and complementarity between scholars of different schools of law regarding the fundamental principles of religion, reinforcement commonalities, respect of differences, and maintaining ethics of the jurisprudence of divergence while giving due weight to the opinions of the different schools of law when the Academy issues fatwas and resolutions.
Renew the science of Islamic jurisprudence by developing it from within and through the rules of legal deduction, principles, rules, and objectives of Shariah.
Conduct constructive interreligious and intercultural dialogue, in order to cooperate for the benefit of humanity, in coordination with the Secretariat General of the OIC.