Who We Are
We are Muslims who live in the 21st century. We stand for a respectful, merciful and inclusive interpretation of Islam.
We are in a battle for the soul of Islam, and an Islamic renewal must defeat the ideology of Islamism, or politicized Islam, which seeks to create Islamic states, as well as an Islamic caliphate.
We seek to reclaim the progressive spirit with which Islam was born in the 7th century to fast forward it into the 21st century. We support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by United Nations member states in 1948.
We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. Facing the threat of terrorism, intolerance, and social injustice in the name of Islam, we have reflected on how we can transform our communities based on three principles: peace, human rights and secular governance.
We have courageous reformers from around the world who have written our Declaration for Muslim Reform, a living document that we will continue to enhance as our journey continues.
We invite our fellow Muslims and neighbors to join us.
Will you take action?
“the future depends on what you do today” – Mahatma Ghandhi
Seldom does change happen on its own, because taking action can be difficult and hard. It starts with the first step, but knowing that you helped change something in the world, or lives of others, gives meaning and well-being to our lives beyond comparison. “We stand for the protection of all people and of all faiths and non-faith who seek freedom form dictatorships, theocracies and Islamist extremists.” Stand with us today, and together the “impossible becomes possible.”
A hadîth shows us the greatest form of devotion, the best way to please Allah, is to provide service to humanity. Today our world is thirsting for peace.
So why should you get involved? Because Islamism and terrorism threaten everyone’s freedom. To just stand by and let horrible, and inhumane things happen to innocent people would be wrong.