An Invitation To Endorse The Amman Message Online

salamu `alaykum

The Amman Message is a crucial step towards tolerance and moderation in our community, which has been plagued by division and unrest. It was formulated after consultation with numerous Islamic figures, including major scholars like Mufti Taqi `Uthmani, Shaykh Nuh, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Shaykh `Abd al Hakim Murad, Shaykh Faraz, Shaykh Habib `Ali, Shaykh Habib `Umar – all of whom have endorsed it. I would urge everyone to endorse this message by reading and following the guidelines mentioned below. ( – top right corner, click on “Endorse”)

Remember that it is from the prophetic way to promote and establish positive relationships between people, especially Muslims. One can acknowledge differences with others without having to resort to intolerance. Rather, tolerance is only manifest when such differences arise…


In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Dear Friend,

As-Salamu alaykum. We hope this message finds you well. In November 2004, King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan launched the Amman Message, a declaration aimed at clarifying the true nature of Islam and the nature of true Islam to the world. It is a message of devotion to God, love of the neighbor, goodwill, moderation and peace. Since then, the Amman Message has come to be epitomized in three major juridical and doctrinal points, each crucial to addressing the problems the Islamic world faces today.

  1. The great traditional schools of jurisprudence, theology, and spirituality are valid from the point of view of Islam, and the followers of these schools, which include both Sunni and Shi‘i denominations, are all Muslims. Islam has fundamental tenets but is also diverse.
  2. It is impermissible to declare any Muslim so defined as an unbeliever/apostate (a practice called takfir).
  3. Only those with the proper moral and intellectual qualifications, and the proper methodology, may issue fatwas (religious edicts).

Since they were first introduced, these three points have been recognized and ratified universally, through fatwas and official statements, in meetings of the highest and most recognized authorities and scholars in Islamic law, from all denominations and schools of thought all over the world. This is a unique historical event. The statements and signatures from these religious leaders can be see on

These three points are vital for the future of the Islamic world. We suffer from disunity and discord, and must reaffirm our unity as an Islamic ummah. We suffer from wounds and ignorant prejudice which would take us into conflict with many of those who would live at peace with us. We must denounce the practice of takfir (accusing Muslims of apostasy for interpretations and opinions different from ours), which too often opens the door to terrible crimes against our own brothers and sisters. Moreover, all such atrocities committed in the name of Islam are traceable to the fatwa of men totally unqualified, morally and intellectually, to issue one. It is thus imperative that the ummah speak with one voice in reaffirming true Islam.

We invite you to add your voice to this unique and historic international Islamic consensus. Please visit, where you can read more about the Amman Message and find many useful documents and links. Under ENDORSE you can add your name to the list of Muslims worldwide who have endorsed and supported the three points. Your endorsement is important for all our futures.

Yours Sincerely,
The Amman Message Committee,




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14 responses to “An Invitation To Endorse The Amman Message Online

  1. Z L

    Jazakalah khyr for sharing this, something everyones needs to implement nowadays.


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  4. Thank you for this wonderful post, I have endorsed and also added a post to my blog:

  5. salamu `alaykum

    No comments that make takfir or cause division will be allowed in this post.

    Thanks guys


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  7. Respected brother Salman,

    I want to invite you to the Defenders of Truth Voice Room on PalTalk. The room is 24/7 open and plays Bayanaat and Hamd-o-Naat by respected Ulama of Ahle Sunnah Wal Jama’ah Hanafi Deoband. As well do live Tajweed and Fehm-ul-Qur’an classes happen regularly.

    Find out more here:

    This weekend they have been exclusivly streaming the excellent Seerat-un-Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) Jalsa live from Karachi:

    You don’t have to approve this comment, when you’ve read the message. Unless you want to support this small effort – in this case Jazak’Allah.

    Jazak’Allah khair

  8. Saad Khan

    Cause division?

  9. salamu `alaykum

    With all due respect, sidi, but please do not blame me for endorsing something Mufti Taqi was part of.

    Understanding the verdicts you speak about is not as simple as you presume. Their unconditional nature has a reason, and their are many aspects in play.

    رد المحتار – (ج 1 / ص 486)

    مطلب: قصدهم بإطلاق العبارات أن لا يدعي علمهم إلا من زاحمهم عليه قال الرحمتي: وأطلق اعتمادا على ما تقدم ويأتي كما هو عادتهم في الاطلاق اعتمادا على التقييد في محله. قال في البحر: وقصدهم بذلك أن لا يدعي علمهم إلا من زاحمهم عليه بالركب، وليعلم أنه لا يحصل إلا بكثرة المراجعة وتتبع عباراتهم والاخذ عن الاشياخ ا ه فافهم

    I will not address this any further than that. If you dont wish to sign it then that is your choice.


  10. Saad Khan

    How many senior Deobandi Ulema endore it? It would be nice if you can mention any?

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  12. Sad Khan,

    Mufti Taqi Uthmani is pretty senior is he not?

  13. Amongst some of the ‘few’ you refer to who have endorsed it are Mufti Taqi Uthmani, Habib Umar bin Hafiz, Habib Ali al-Jifry, Shaikh Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti, Shaikh Ali Jumu’a, Shaikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Shaikh Nuh Keller, Shaikh Faraz Rabbani, Shaikh Wahba al-Zuhayli…..

  14. anonymous

    from askimam:


    Assalamu alaikum,

    Thank you for your email. I am not a signatory of the Amman message sent by you(1). Instead, Prince Ghazi had sent to me a question that I answered in detail. The text of my answer was then published by them in a book which has my Fatwa as separate from Amman Message. Later I found that my fatwa is also available on the same site under the heading of “Fatwa of Ulama” .


    Muhammad Taqi Usmani

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