Abu Dhabi: The UAE Council for Fatwa has launched the Abu Dhabi Charter for Scientific Developments, which highlights the need for consolidation of efforts in issuing Islamic rulings.
The Abu Dhabi Charter for Scientific Developments addresses Fatwa institutions and bodies specializing in Fatwa and Islamic Shari’a. It advocates for the unification of efforts and the exchange of expertise.
It also emphasizes the identification and formulation of the most accurate possible perspectives on scientific advancements. The aim is to achieve a religiously sound and balanced conceptualization that aligns with the challenges and changes of the modern world.
The launch was held at the end of the Second International Conference for the UAE Council for Fatwa. The two-day event started in Abu Dhabi under the patronage of Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The event saw participation from more than 160 experts and specialists in Islamic and natural sciences, including muftis, lawyers, doctors, engineers, academics, thinkers, astronomers, and astronauts, representing 50 countries.
The event also launched the Emirates Global Prize for Fatwa Studies and Ijtihad. The award acknowledges Fatwa institutions and research centers working in the field of Islamic Iftaa. It is launched in line with the UAE’s strategic vision and plans to deliver its future and enhance the status of scientific research.
The award intends to encourage official Fatwa institutions to compete positively in the field of Fatwa research and studies. It seeks to enable scientific research and serious studies in developing the Iftaa system and enhance its contribution to development areas.
Additionally, it aims to promote human values and consolidate the principles of moderation and tolerance in the development of Fatwa.