(VII) The Implementation of the Amman Message and its Three Points
How can one turn an agreement in principle into practice? The answer is by God’s grace and through application at every possible level. That is, in addition to continuously gathering ever more support for the agreement at all levels of Islamic activism it must be applied through:
(1) Legislation at the international level (such as the UN, UNESCO, the OIC and ISESCO and the like) and national legislative level adopting the definition of Islam as given by the Three Points of the Amman Message. Equally, takfir can be made illegal on the same basis.
(2) Publishing and multi-media—in all their forms: books, booklets, magazines, CDs, DVDs cassettes, posters and television, satellite television, film, internet, newspapers, journals, radio and so on. The basic documents of the Amman Message and its Three Points should also always be available for free on the internet at www.Ammanmessage.com.
(3) School textbooks, curricula, teaching materials and teacher guidelines, in all schools in the Islamic world, and in the rest of the world where Islam is studied. Equally, courses in universities need to explain the consensus and the subject in general. In fact the first such course is being offered in September 2006 in Jordan’s Yarmouk University.
(4) Preaching at the local mosque level. It is essential that the consensus trickle down to the preacher and mosque level in as many places as possible. Modern mass-media is still no substitute for Islam’s own original and universal form of mass-communication, combined with devotion: Friday prayers and instruction at the local mosque.
(5) More important than all of this, however, is that the consensus be as a basis for resolving inter-Islamic problems and difficulties, whenever and wherever these arise in sha Allah, especially since there are no other Islamic consensuses around today explicitly articulating a similar pluralistic vision of Islam.