RESOLUTION NO. 99(2/11)
Quote-The Council of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, emanating
from the Organization of the Islamic Conference, in its 11th
session held in Manama, State of Bahrain, on 25-30 Rajab 1419H (14-19
Having the research
papers presented to the Academy in respect of “secularism”
and in the light of the discussions which drew attention to the
seriousness of the matter facing the Muslim Ummah,
- First: Secularism (which
is the separation between religion and daily life) started as a
reaction to the arbitrary acts committed by the Christian Church in
the medireview ages.
Second: Secularism spread the Muslim countries with the force of
colonization and its stooges, and under the effect of orientalism,
and thus led to the fragmentation of the Muslim Ummah, to casting
doubts on the true belief and to the distortion of the bright
history of our nation. It also led to the spreading of
misconception among the young generation that there is discrepancy
between reason and Shari’a texts; and thus secularism strived
to replace the perfect Shari’a by man-made laws and promote
licentiousness, moral degradation and the destruction of noble
Third: From secularism spread destructive ideologies which invaded
our countries under different names, such as racism, communism,
Zionism, freemasonry, etc., which led to the dissipation of the
Ummah’s resources and the deterioration of economic
conditions. The result was the occupation of some of our holy
lands, such as Palestine and Al-Quds. This is an indication of
its failure to do our Ummah any good.
Fourth: Secularism is a man-made system based on principles of
atheism which run counter to Islam, in part and whole. It
converges with international Zionism and calls for licentiousness.
Therefore, it is an atheist sect that is rejected by Allah and His
Messenger and by all the believers.
Fifth: Islam is a religion, a state and a comprehensive way of life.
It is suitable for every time and every place. It does not
approve of the separation between religion and life. It requires
that all laws and regulations emanate from it, and that practical
life follows its system whether in politics, economics, sociology,
education, media, or any other sphere of life.
The Islamic Fiqh Academy makes the following recommendations:
rulers should confront the methods of secularizing Muslims and their
countries and take the necessary measure to protect them from such
scholars should spread their missionary efforts to expose secularism
and warn against it.
up a comprehensive Islamic education plan for schools, universities,
research centers and information networks to devise one formula and
one educational discourse and to stress the need for the revival of
the role of the mosque, to pay special attention to sermonizing,
preaching and guidance, to give preachers adequate qualifications
which respond to the requirements of our age, to refute
misconceptions about Islam, and to protect the goals of our noble
May Allah’s prayers and blessings be
upon our Prophet, and upon his family and Companions - Unquote
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