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 November 1998),

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 values.
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:
a)      Muslim rulers should confront the methods of secularizing Muslims and their countries and take the necessary measure to protect them from such methods.

b)      Muslim scholars should spread their missionary efforts to expose secularism and warn against it.
c)      Drawing 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 Shari’a.

May Allah’s prayers and blessings be upon our Prophet, and upon his family and Companions - Unquote

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