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The World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations is committed to fostering mutual understanding and friendly relations among people of different faiths.

WCMIR Immediate Past President

Late Dr. Hamid Abdul Hai, with H. H. Dalai Lama

Board of Directors

World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations

World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations welcomes you. Thank you for visiting our website. Members of WCMIR are committed to fostering mutual understanding and friendly relations among people of different faiths.
We believe all human beings are created by the one God and differences of color, gender, race, ethnicities, nationalities and languages are to recognize the goodness in each other. We invite you to help us create a better and more peaceful world for all of our fellow human beings. Peace!

eBook: Interfaith Dialogue: A Guide For Muslims

Islam recognizes a plurality of religions and asks Muslims to respect other religions. The primary role of interfaith dialogue is to remove misunderstanding and accept difference, the aim being to generate a climate of peaceful coexistence and harmonious social relations. And this is perhaps more needed today than ever before, as mankind is increasingly called upon to exercise tolerance in a markedly volatile world, where living and working together in diversity is fast becoming the norm. Interfaith dialogue is by no means easy, defensive reaction, uncomfortable exchange and an overwhelming desire to avoid a perceived compromise of deeply held principles are some of the pitfalls that can easily cool commitment and the best of endeavors. It is here that this Guide makes an important contribution. The book is designed to guide Muslims who are interested and/or involved in building relations with those of the Jewish and Christian faiths.

Interfaith Dialogue: A Guide For Muslims

Author: (Ed.) Muhammad Shafiq & Mohammed Abu-Nimer

Monthly Forum

Dr. Aslam Abdullah
Dr. Abdullah al-Ahsan

Sunday June 30th, 2024
3-5 PM CST

Elections 2024
An Educational Seminar

2024 Elections are nearing. Many house and Senate seats are for toss up plus the Presidential race poses many challenges and dilemmas. You may think that you have already made up your mind; however, an informed decision will help Muslims strategize their right to vote.

Dr. Aslam Abdullah has conducted a detailed research about the House and Senate races in Which Muslim votes matter. Dr. Abdullah Ahsan has recently published many articles about the importance of Muslim’s vote during this election

Dr. Aslam Abdullah is a resident scholar at Islamicity.org and editor-in Chief of the Muslim Observer, as well the director of the Indian Islamic Heritage Project of the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin. He is interim president of WCMIR

After receiving his Ph. D. degree from the University of Michigan, Dr. Abdullah al-Ahsan has taught history, comparative civilization and international relations in Pakistan, Malaysia and Turkey for almost three and a half decades. He now lives in Chicago.

Our Mission

The World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations (WCMIR), solely seeking the pleasure of Allah, is committed to the holistic well-being and prosperity of all human beings through fostering friendly relations among people of diverse faiths and to create a moral force for global peace, tolerance, and understanding at intra and inter-faith levels. It will focus on issues such as protection of human dignity, promotion of inter-faith and inter-cultural understanding, social and economic justice, eradication of poverty and hunger, violence and oppression as well as exploitation of earth and the environmental resources. WCMIR is particularly committed to reminding the Muslims of their Islamic responsibility to serve the humanity at large.

Global Focus

WCMIR has representatives and offices in many parts of the world including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Please email your resume and references if you want to become a representative of WCMIR and are willing to establish a chapter in your area/region/country.

Making Connections

We believe in the oneness of humanity and would like to connect with people and organizations working to promote interfaith relations. We request interfaith organizations to include our website address on their website and allow us to include their website address at WCMIR website. Connect and get connected!

Taking Stands

WCMIR strives to create a moral force through working together of all conscientious people of the world against all oppression, injustice and violence. It stands to protect human dignity, social and economic justice, and eradication of poverty and exploitation of the environment and earth resources.

Donation

WCMIR is a not-for-profit tax-exempt 501 (C) (3) organization registered in the state of Illinois in the United States of America. It is solely dependent upon the contributions and donations of its members and well-wishers in order to carry out its activities. PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY! You may donate online or mail your check, payable to WCMIR, to WCMIR. P. O. Box 1392, Lombard, IL 60148.

A Call to Conscience: Defending Freedom and Human Rights

Sunday, May 7th, 2023
2 pm – 5 pm

Falak Banquets
233 E. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148

Free Admission
Registration Required
Dinner will be Served

WCMIR Invites you to join its Pre-Parliament Event Reflecting on the Theme of the Parliaments 2023 Conference: A Call to Conscience

For More Info Call :309-255-6598

co-sponsored by
the Muslim Host Committee for the 2023 Parliament
and CIOGC Interfaith Committee

WCMIR @ Parliament Virtual Conference 2021

World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations (WCMIR)
Presents Two Panels During the Forthcoming
International Virtual Conference of the Parliament of the World Religions

Please Join us in These Events

Sunday, October 17, 2021, 10 – 10:45 am (CDT)

Scriptural Basis of Interfaith in Islam, Buddhism and Catholic Church

Dr. Tanveer Azamt (USA)

Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf (Malaysia)

Dr. Ahmed Murad (USA)

Dr. Ahmadullah Siddiqi (USA, Moderator)

Monday, October 18, 2021, 10 -10:45 am(CDT)

Preserving the Environment: A Sacred Duty and a Divine Call

Dr. Aslam Parvaiz (India)

Dr. Kahdeeja Abdullah (USA)

Prof. Inamul Haq (USA)

Dr. Aslam Abdullah (USA, Moderator)

Please visit our Website www.wcmir.org and www.Parliamentofreligions.org .

Official Statement of the Parliament of the World’s Religions on the Israel-Palestine Conflict

In the midst of the Israel-Hamas War, the Parliament of the World’s Religions prays for those suffering. We acknowledge the right of a people to self-defense within the bounds of international law and call for the release of all hostages and the cessation of hostilities. We call for the norms of international humanitarian law to be respected by all parties as they seek to resolve this escalating war through peaceful dialogue and negotiation. Our traditions teach us of the dignity of all human beings, and that all life must be respected and cherished as sacred and inviolable. Terrorism, violence, killing, rape, and kidnapping committed against civilians is NOT ACCEPTABLE in any situation or against any person or group of people whether committed by individuals, non-state actors, or states. As an Interfaith organization, we particularly abhor the destruction of sacred spaces, the misuse of religion for violence, and the demonization of entire communities of people. Our hearts grieve for the lives lost and the peoples now living in fear.
We extend an urgent call to respect the human rights of all people. We demand that the United Nations and the international community commit to the de-escalation of violence and to the immediate provision of humanitarian aid and assistance to all those in need.

We commend the interfaith and humanitarian organizations working on the ground to bring humanitarian aid and assistance to the victims of these attacks and the communities most affected by this escalating war.

In times like this, when the death toll rises, every minute is critical. We must stand resolute with the understanding that all humanity is our family and what hurts one, hurts us all.

May peace prevail on Earth.

Official Statement of CIOGC on Gaza

Thousands of innocent civilian lives in Gaza and hundreds of innocent civilian lives in Israel have been, and are being, killed. In the span of a little over three weeks, the tally of children who have been killed is over three thousand, yet little has been done to stop this carnage.

The loss of life, the denial of humanitarian aid, and the detention and capture of civilians, however, are not the only casualties. We are witnessing acts of violence that are now spreading beyond the international boundaries of Gaza and Israel and are reaching our communities here in the United States.

Within the Chicago area faith communities, we have seen the brutal stabbing of a Muslim mother and the killing of her 6-year-old son, the burning of Israeli and Palestinian flags, and confrontations between protesters and counter-protesters. We are receiving hateful phone calls, emails, and leters. Anxiety and fear are gripping the Muslim and Jewish communities. This situation can no longer be termed an international affair.

The sanctity of life is rooted in the doctrines and traditions of our different faiths. Our beliefs demand that we acknowledge the sanctity of each human life, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion. We are shouldered with the responsibility to exert our best efforts to stop further loss of innocent lives, regardless of what others have done or have failed to do. To de-escalate the
tensions here, positive and meaningful steps must be taken to de-escalate the violence there.

We ask that the Chicago faith leaders join in calling for:

an immediate ceasefire of the war in Gaza and Israel.

humanitarian aid be provided immediately and in such amount that meets the needs of the affected civilians

the immediate release of all civilians taken hostage or unlawfully detained in Gaza, Israel, or the West Bank.