Final Declaration of the World Conference of Ulama and Islamic Awakening
In the Name of God
The Compassionate, the Merciful
و الصلاة و السلام علی الرسول الاعظم محمد النبى الأمين و آله الطيبين الطاهرين و صحبه الکرام المیامین
قال الله تعالی: الَّذِينَ يُبَلِّغُونَ رِسَالَاتِ اللَّهِ وَيَخْشَوْنَهُ وَلَا يَخْشَوْنَ أَحَدًا إِلَّا اللَّهَ وَكَفَی بِاللَّهِ حَسِيبًا
(It is the practice of those) who preach the Messages of Allah, and fear Him, and fear none but Allah. And enough is Allah to call(men) to account. Ahzab Verse, Surah 39
Growing tide of Islamic Awakening and the recent developments in the Islamic world all are signs of a new era in the political and social life of the Islamic Ummah.
Given the fundamental role of religious Ulama and Muslim thinkers who are responsible to promote awareness among the Muslim people and defend the noble religion of Islam;
The World Assembly of Islamic Awakening;
decided to organize the first meeting of the World Conference of Ulama and Islamic Awakening, with " the Drive towards Renewal of the Islamic Civilization " as its motto, in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, on April 29-30 2013, corresponding to Jamadi Ul Sani 18-19 1434 and Ordibehesht 9-10 1392. The meeting was attended by more than 700 of Ulama and Scholars involved in the Islamic Awakening from different corners of the world. The participants discussed and exchanged their views on the latest developments in the Islamic world, the opportunities and challenges as well as the prospect of the Islamic Awakening and role and responsibility of Ulama in this respect. The meeting was officially opened and blessed by the productive and enlightening remarks of His Eminence Ayatollah Khamenei, the Great Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
During the meeting of the Conference six specialized committees were organized as follows:
Committee 1: Theoretical foundations of Islamic Awakening
Committee 2: Role of Ulama in Islamic Awakening
Committee 3: Ulama; opportunities and threats in the Islamic World
Committee 4: Islam’s olitical systemp irableDes
Committee 5: Future of the world and status of the Islamic Ummah
Committee 6: The Holy Messenger, the Pivot of the Islamic Ummah.
The participants, expressing their satisfaction over achievements of the Islamic Awakening and considering the opportunities and challenges facing the Islamic awakening, in the end of their discussions within the panel meeting and the six specialized committees agreed as follows:
1 - The Holy Prophet of Islam as the most perfect human being and the most valuable creature of the Almighty God and as the Holy Quran is stipulating: " VERILY, in the Apostle of God you have a good example for everyone " is a valuable gift and example for all Muslims of the world. On the same basis our compassion for and obedience to Him shall be used as a means for Unity among the Islamic Ummah and His ethical and governing patterns shall be utilized for laying foundation of the new Islamic civilization.
2 - The Islamic Awakening is deeply rooted in the pure Islam and this grass - roots movement, backed by millions of people, is seeking for the religious values, revival of Islamic identity and civilization, and establishment of social justice as its the prime targets and demands. Out of other prime goals of Islamic awakening we need to refer to rejection of domestic tyranny, promotion of rule of people and establishment of independence free from foreign domination.
3 - The great and outstanding tide of Islamic awakening in the recent years is indebted to untiring efforts and devotion of Ulama and freedom - loving personalities who did their best in order to enrich this movement. Out of these religious revivalists and saviors within the last centuries we need to mention Seyyed Jamaleddin Asadabadi, Imam Hassan Labna, Alamae Eghbal Lahuri, Sheikh Mohammad Abde, Abdolghader Jazayeri, Sheikh Shamel Daghestani, Mohammad Senusi, Saeid Norsi, Ayatollah Kashani, Sheikh Ezeddin Ghasam, Seyyed Esmaeil Balkhi, Abu Lala Modudi, Imam Musa Sadr, Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Bagher Hakim, Imam khomeinin(RA), Atatollah - ozma Khamenei and a number of other elites whose thoughts and objectives shall be followed by next generations.
4 - The great task before Ulama and scholars of the Islamic world under present circumstances is to explain theoretical dimensions of Islam and Quranic fundamentals as well as traditional and jurisprudential aspects of Islamic Awakening and promote pure causes and goals of Islam with the purpose to deal with all extremist schools of thought that are trying to deviate this grass - roots and spiritual movement from its rightful path. And this can be achieved only in light of Ijtihad and continuous and untiring Jihad in both theoretical and practical areas.
5 - All Ulama shall stand against bigotry and superficiality and give further priority to self - purification and update of capacities in order to educate new generations and instill scientific self - belief and self - confidence in them and also respond the ambiguities, new needs and demands of the Islamic societies particularly those raised by the youth and women who played decisive and effective roles in shaping the Islamic awakening.
6 - It goes without saying that unity is the key factor to victory, growth and prosperity and in return division is the most important factor for failure of the Islamic movement. Ulama of different Islamic faiths, sects and leaders of different currents are needed to admit to their intellectual and ideological differences that by itself will lead to the Islamic societies’ growth and they shall not allow their differences give rise to political disputes, war and fratricide that is desired by enemies of Islam. «وَلاَ تَنَازَعُواْ فَتَفْشَلُواْ وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ» " And do not quarrel for then you will be weak in hearts and your power will depart ".
7 - Excommunication and calling Muslim individuals profligate or accusing them of being polytheists or committing heresy and insulting their religious deity will be in favor of the enemies of Islam and will lead to further enmity and difference among religious brothers and sisters. Ulama of all Islamic faiths are needed to promote culture of tolerance and leniency and invite all people to further moderate approach and dialogue and through cooperation with institutions working on the proximity of religions do their best to revise the approach towards different Islamic schools of thought. Followers of all Islamic schools of thought shall take the following Holy Quranic verse in to their account and as the Holy Quran stipulates “ادْعُ إِلِى سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِالْحَسَنَةِ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ " Call to the way of your Lord with wisdom and goodly exhortation, and have disputations with them in the best manner” and give priority to reasonable and ethical dialogue with others.
8 - The participants called the issue of Palestine as most important preoccupation and pivotal subject in the Islamic world and while condemning the efforts made by the global arrogance for overshadowing this important question emphasized that the whole Palestinian territory, from the sea to the river, belongs to the Palestinian population and shall return to them accordingly. They also reiterated their all out support for the Palestinian Islamic resistance rejecting any compromise in this respect.
9 - All Muslims of the world and in particular Ulama shall maintain their vigilance against the plots hatched by the Zionist regime and the global arrogance for weakening the Islamic resistance front and they shall not allow the resistance front that is in the front line of combat against occupation become subject to division and proscription. Recent victories of Muslims in Lebanon, Gaza, and Iraq proved that the path to final victory passes only through resistance.
10 - The participants emphasized the need to end the Syrian crisis that has led to organized destruction of capabilities of its Muslim nation, posing a great threat to this country, resulting in bloodshed and immense suffering of innocent people and endangering all the region and interests of the Muslim Ummah.
The participants called all belligerent parties and regional and international powers to make every effort for finding a just and peaceful resolution to this crisis through immediate cease of violence and military operation and organization of Syria - Syria dialogue, preventing foreign intervention in this country, respecting the demands of Syrian nation, emphasizing sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and dealing with the global arrogance plot within the region that is in favor of the Zionist regime.
11 - The participants while condemning all terrorist acts which has led to merciless massacre of innocent people and destruction of mosques and religious sites reiterated that carnage of innocent people under pretext of religion and religious sect is against expressive sublime teachings of Islam and Islamic traditions and is considered as one of the cardinal sins that may tarnish sublime image of Islam in the eyes of people. وَإِذَا تَوَلَّی سَعَی فِي الأَرْضِ لِيُفْسِدَ فِيِهَا وَيُهْلِكَ " وَالنَّسْلَ وَاللّهُ لاَ يُحِبُّ الفَسَادَ " " And when he turns back, he runs along in the land that he may cause mischief in it and destroy the tilth and the stock, and Allah does not love mischief - making ".
12 - Plots and efforts by the global arrogance for diverting the Islamic awakening process from its ruthful path and course and its failure by use of their soft power and hard power possibilities shall be taken into account by all Muslims. In the recent years the global arrogance and the international Zionism have employed all their cultural and media means for tarnishing image of Islam showing failure of the religious democracy and propagating Islam - o - phobia. And now it on all Muslims and in particular Ulamma to present the real image of Islam to the world.
13 - The global arrogance and the international Zionism by employing organized policies and their new operational programs including production of films, insulting the Holy Quran and Holy Prophet of Islam and by preventing and combating use of Hijab and construction of mosques have expressively included fight and combat against the Muslim Ummah in their agenda.
14 - In view of domination of global arrogance over international political, economic and media structures the Islamic countries are needed to maintain their unity and integration in order to change such unjust international structures and defend rights of all Muslims in the international organizations extending their support for all oppressed and freedom - loving individuals in the world. All Islamic countries are also needed to maintain solidarity and organized cooperation in order to frustrate all pressures exercised by the global arrogance against Muslim people in the world by different means including military intervention, sanction and political and economic siege playing more active role at the international level.
15 - Muslim Ulama called their government to condemn double standard policies exercised by the west in the area of human rights, freedom of speech, and use of advanced technologies like nuclear technology and not to allow the West to take disadvantage of its political and media power for imposing its political and cultural norms as the international norms upon the Islamic countries.
16 - At the present sensitive juncture while the Muslim Ummah is going to assume its new political, cultural and economic role at the international level in favor of the new Muslim civilization building all Muslims shall embark on a new movement for producing knowledge and using different experiences in this respect. Within the same respect through self - reliance and self - belief, they need to introduce new political, economic, social and cultural patterns based on their sublime religious and domestic teachings based on the relevant circumstances and revive and reconstruct their international status and by Islamic globalization preparing the ground for materialization of the divine promise " لِيُظْهِرَهُ عَلَی الدِّينِ كُلِّهِ وَ لُو كَرِه الْمُشركُون " … to manifest it over all religion, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it ".
17 - Islamic awakening is a grass - roots movement by Muslim Ummah in favor of establishment of Islamic democracy based on sublime religious teachings, divine legitimacy and demands of people. On the same basis all Muslim Ulama are responsible to make the political jurisprudence more dynamic causing developments in the human sciences in favor the theory of the religious democracy.
18 - The participants, emphasizing further promotion of cooperation and coordination among Ulama of the Muslim Ummah, assigned the Secretary General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening to provide required mechanisms for implementation of the adoptions of the meeting and submit the plan for establishment of an international organization for promotion of communication and cooperation among Ulama of Ummah to the Supreme Council of the Assembly in order for it to be finally adopted and put into practice by the blessing of the Almighty God.
The participants extended their appreciation to His Eminence Ayatollat Ozma Khamenei for His Eminence ' s presence, noble remarks and regards as well as to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the excellent and warm hospitality extended to the participants. The participants also extended their appreciation to the World Assembly of the Islamic Awakening for its initiative in organizing the first meeting of the World Conference of Ulama and Islamic Awakening.
Assalamo aleykom va rahmatollah