5-6 Dhu’l-Qa’dah 1426 ah / 7-8 December 2005 ce
In the fourth section pertaining to the multiplicity of schools of Islamic jurisprudence (mathahib), it emphasises two key points:
1) We underline the need to strengthen dialogue among Islamic schools of jurisprudence, affirm the true faith of their followers and the inadmissibility of accusing them of apostasy (takfir), as well as the inviolability of their blood, honour and property, as long as they believe in Allah the Mighty and Sublime, in the Prophet pbuh and in the other pillars of the Islamic faith, respect the pillars of Islam and do not deny any self-evident tenet of religion.
2) We condemn the audacity of those who are not qualified in issuing religious rulings (fatwa), thereby flouting the tenets and pillars of the religion and the well-established schools of jurisprudence. Consequently, compliance with the methodology of fatwa, as approved by scholars, must be observed in accordance with the relevant provisions of the International Islamic Conference held in Amman in July 2005 and with the recommendations of the Preparatory Forum of Muslim Scholars and Intellectuals prior to the Summit convened by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in Honoured Mecca from 9 to 11 September 2005.