(CANCELLED)THE AMMAN MESSAGE

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Saturday, 13 July 2019

09:00 AM - 14:00 PM

International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS),Jalan Elmu, off Lorong University, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

(Cancelled) The Amman Message

The Amman Message is a statement calling for unity and tolerance in the Muslim world that was issued on 9 November 2004 (27th of Ramadan 1425 AH) by H. M. King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan, in the presence of an international audience of Islamic scholars. The hallmark to this declaration was to emphasize Islam's core values of compassion, mutual respect, tolerance, acceptance and freedom of religion. All major Islamic authorities worldwide have since declared their official endorsement to The Amman message. The following year, in July 2005, an Islamic convention brought together 200 Muslim scholars from over 50 countries who issued the 'Three Points of the Amman Message', focusing on an inclusive definition of who is a Muslim, the forbiddance of excommunication from Islam (takfir), and principles related to delivering religious edicts (fatāwa).

The Amman Message in an explicit address to the Muslim nations and the world at large, opens with the Qur’anic verse on the common origin of humanity:

O humankind! We created you from a male and female, and made you into peoples and tribes that you may know each other. Truly the most honored of you before God is the most pious of you. (49:13)

The Amman Message is primarily meant as a message of brotherhood and humanity, a message that ‘states the truth directly, commands what is right, forbids what is wrong, honors the human being, and accepts others’. However, it also sought to fence off against ‘vicious attacks from those who through distortion and fabrication try to portray Islam as an enemy to them’and those who ‘claim affiliation with Islam and commit irresponsible acts in its name’. It illuminates how the principles and values of Islam havehistorically spearheaded a great civilization, one that witnessed the good in all humanity, the oneness of the human species, equality of people in rights and obligations, peace and justice, achieving an unparalleled social welfare and security for the common people, through responsible governance, mutual social responsibility, kindness and support to one’s neighbor, protection of private belongings and property, honoring pledges, respect for other religions and cultures, and more.

In sum, The Amman Message sought to declare what Islam is and what it is not, and what actions represent it and what actions do not. Its goal was to unequivocally clarify to the modern world the true inclusive nature of Islam. This is a good news not only for Muslims, for whom it provides a basis for unity and a solution to infighting, but also for non-Muslims. For the safeguarding of the legal methodologies of Islam (the Mathahib) necessarily means inherently preserving traditional Islam’s internal ‘checks and balances’. In today’s fractured world it thus assures balanced Islamic solutions for fundamental issues like human rights, women’s rights, freedom of religion, good citizenship of non-Muslims in Muslim countries, and just and democratic government.

There is no good in much of their secret conferences save (in) whosoever enjoineth charity and fairness and peace-making among the people and whoso doeth that, seeking the good pleasure of God, We shall bestow on him a vast reward (4:114)Peace! 




We at the International Movement for a Just World (JUST), in partnership the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) and Zubedy (M) Sdn Bhd, are pleased to invite you to join us in our upcoming Seminar Entitled “THE AMMAN MESSAGE”

 The details of the seminar are as below:

  • Date: 13th July 2019 (Saturday)
  • Time: 9.00am-2.00pm
  • Venue: International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS),Jalan Elmu, off Lorong University, 59100, Kuala Lumpur

If you have any further queries, please contact us.

 

Regards and peace,
Hassanal Noor Rashid
JUST Program Coordinator
H/P: +6012-3621155
E-mail: hassanal@just-international.org
E-mail: hassanalnoorrashid@gmail.com