An Australian Muslim Perspective on Some Key Contemporary Concerns

National Imams Consultative Forum

Positions adopted by the National Imams Consultative Forum 2015

The views presented within this document are those adopted by the Imams in the National Imams Consultative Forum whose names are listed at the end of the document.

Over three workshops held in November 2014, December 2014 and March 2015 at the University of Melbourne, facilitated by the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, more than 20 Imams from around Australia examined the contents of this document. After extensive debate, discussion and deliberation, the participating Imams adopted the conclusions enclosed. The following positions represent the views of a large number of Imams in Australia.

In adopting these positions, the Imams considered the existing theological and legal positions of prominent Muslim scholars and Islamic schools of thought, in both the classical and modern periods. They also considered the position of Australian Muslims as a minority. Participating Imams agree to the 53 statements put forward in the following pages.

Click here to read the full list of 53 statements put forward through the consulation of over 20 Australian Imams.

Source: National Imams Consultative Forum

National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies
Asia Institute

The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia

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