Signatories

A Common Word Between Us & You
(October 13, 2007)

The following is the list of the original 138 signatories to the Common Word document.

  1. His Royal Eminence Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad AbabakarThe 20th Sultan of Sokoto; Leader of the Muslims of Nigeria
  2. H.E. Shaykh Dr. Hussein Hasan AbakarImam of the Muslims, Chad; President, Higher Council for Islamic Affairs, Chad
  3. H.E. Prof. Dr. Abdul-Salam Al-AbbadiPresident of Aal Al-Bayt University; Former Minister of Religious Affairs, Jordan
  4. Prof. Dr. Taha Abd Al-RahmanPresident of the Wisdom Circle for Thinkers and Researchers, Morocco; Director of Al-Umma Al-Wasat Magazine, International Union of  Muslim Scholars
  5. Imam Feisal Abdul RaufCo-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Cordoba Initiative; Founder of the ASMA Society (American Society for Muslim Advancement); Imam of Masjid Al-Farah, NY, NY, USA
  6. Sheikh Muhammad Nur AbdullahVice President of the Fiqh Council of  North America, USA
  7. Dr. Shaykh Abd Al-Quddus Abu SalahPresident of the International League for Islamic Ethics; Editor of the Journal for Islamic Ethics, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  8. H.E. Prof. Dr. Abd Al-Wahhab bin Ibrahim Abu SolaimanMember of the Committee of Senior Ulama, Saudi Arabia
  9. Dr. Lateef Oladimeji AdegbiteActing Secretary and Legal Adviser, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs
  10. H.E. Amb. Prof. Dr. Akbar AhmedIbn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University in Washington D.C., USA
  11. H.E. Judge Prince Bola Ajibola Former International High Court Judge; Former Minister of Justice of Nigeria; Former Attorney-General of Nigeria; Founder of the Crescent University and Founder of the Islamic Movement of Africa (IMA)
  12. H.E. Prof. Dr. Kamil Al-AjlouniHead of National Centre for Diabetes; Founder of the Jordanian University of Science and Technology (JUST), Former Minister and Former Senator, Jordan
  13. Shaykh Dr. Mohammed Salim Al-‘AwaSecretary General of the International Union of  Muslim Scholars; Head of the Egyptian Association for Culture and Dialogue
  14. Mr. Nihad AwadNational Executive Director and Co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), USA
  15. H.E. Prof. Dr. Al-Hadi Al-BakkoushFormer Prime Minister of Tunisia, Author  
  16. H.E. Shaykh Al-Islam Dr. Allah-Shakur bin Hemmat BashazadaGrand Mufti of Azerbaijan and Head of the Muslim Administration of the Caucasus
  17. H.E. Dr. Issam El-BashirSecretary General of the International Moderation Centre, Kuwait; Former Minister of Religious Affairs, Sudan
  18. H.E. Prof. Dr. Allamah Shaykh Abd Allah bin Mahfuz bin BayyahProfessor, King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia; Former Minister of Justice, Former Minister of Education and Former Minister of Religious Affairs, Mauritania; Vice President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars; Founder and President, Global Center for Renewal and Guidance
  19. Dr. Mohamed BechariPresident, Federal Society for Muslims in France; General Secretary of the European Islamic Conference (EIC), France; Member of the International Fiqh Academy
  20. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Shawqi BenbinDirector of the Hasaniyya Library, Morocco
  21. Prof. Dr. Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Sa‘id Ramadan Al-ButiDean, Dept. of Religion, University of Damascus, Syria
  22. Prof. Dr. Mustafa ÇağrıcıMufti of Istanbul, Turkey
  23. H.E. Shaykh Prof. Dr. Mustafa CerićGrand Mufti and Head of Ulema of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  24. Professor Ibrahim ChabbuhDirector General of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Jordan; President of the Association for the Safeguarding of the City of Qayrawan, Tunisia
  25. H.E. Prof. Dr. Mustafa CherifMuslim Intellectual; Former Minister of Higher Education and Former Ambassador, Algeria
  26. Dr. Caner DagliAssistant Professor, Roanoke College, USA
  27. Ayatollah Prof. Dr. Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh DamadDean of Department of Islamic Studies, The Academy of Sciences of Iran; Professor of Law and Islamic Philosophy, Tehran University; Fellow, The Iranian Academy of Sciences, Iran; Former Inspector General of Iran
  28. Ayatollah Seyyed Abu Al-Qasim Al-DeebajiImam Zayn Al-Abideen Mosque, Kuwait
  29. H.E. Prof. Dr. Shakir Al-FahhamHead of the Arabic Language Academy, Damascus; Former Minister of Education, Syria
  30. Shaykh Seyyed Hani FahsMember of Supreme Shia Committee, Lebanon; Founding Member of the Arab Committee for the Islamic-Christian Dialogue, and the Permanent Committee for the Lebanese Dialogue
  31. H.E. Shaykh Salim FalahatDirector General of the Muslim Brotherhood, Jordan
  32. Chief Abdul Wahab Iyanda FolawiyoMember, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs of Nigeria; Vice President, Jamaat Nasril Islam
  33. H.E. Shaykh Ravil GainutdinGrand Mufti of Russia
  34. Justice Ibrahim Kolapo Sulu GambariJustice of  Nigerian Court of Appeal; National Vice Chairman, Nigerian Football Association (NFA)
  35. Prof. Dr. Abd Al-Karim GharaybehHistorian and Senator, Jordan
  36. H.E. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Yusuf Al-GhoneimDirector of the Kuwaiti Centre for Research and Studies on Kuwait; Former Minister of Education, Kuwait
  37. H.E. Prof. Dr. Bu Abd Allah bin al-Hajj Muhammad Al Ghulam AllahMinister of Religious Affairs, Algeria
  38. Prof. Dr. Alan GodlasCo-Chair, Islamic Studies, University of Georgia, USA; Editor-in-chief, Sufi News and Sufism World Report; Director, Sufis Without Borders
  39. H.E. Shaykh Nezdad GrabusGrand Mufti of Slovenia
  40. H.E. Shaykh Dr. Al-Habib Ahmad bin Abd Al-Aziz Al-HaddadChief Mufti of Dubai, UAE
  41. Shaykh Al-Habib Ali Mashhour bin Muhammad bin Salim bin HafeethImam of the Tarim Mosque and Head of Fatwa Council, Tarim, Yemen
  42. Shaykh Al-Habib Umar bin Muhammad bin Salim bin HafeethDean, Dar Al-Mustafa, Tarim, Yemen
  43. Professor Dr. Farouq HamadahProfessor of the Sciences of Tradition, Mohammad V University, Morocco
  44. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf HansonFounder and Director, Zaytuna Institute, CA, USA
  45. H.E. Shaykh Dr. Ahmad Badr Al-Din HassounGrand Mufti of the Republic of Syria
  46. H.E. Shaykh. Sayyed Ali bin Abd Al-Rahman Al-HashimiAdvisor to the President for Judiciary and Religious Affairs, UAE
  47. Prof. Dr. Hasan HanafiMuslim  Intellectual, Department of Philosophy, Cairo University
  48. Shaykh Kabir HelminskiShaykh of the Mevlevi Tariqah; Co-Director of the Book Foundation, USA
  49. H.E. Shaykh Sa‘id HijjawiChief Scholar, The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought; Former Grand Mufti of Jordan
  50. H.E. Prof. Dr. Shaykh Ahmad HlayyelChief Islamic Justice of Jordan; Imam of the Hashemite Court; Former Minister of Religious Affairs
  51. H.E. Amb. Dr. Murad HofmannAuthor and Muslim Intellectual, Germany
  52. H.E. Dr. Anwar IbrahimFormer Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia; Honorary President of AccountAbility
  53. H.E. Shaykh Dr. Izz Al-Din IbrahimAdvisor for Cultural Affairs, Prime Ministry, UAE
  54. H.E. Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin IhsanogluSecretary-General, Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)
  55. H.E. Prof. Dr. Omar JahSecretary of the Muslim Scholars Council, Gambia; Professor of Islamic Civilization and Thought, University of Gambia
  56. H.E. Prof. Dr. Abbas Al-JarariAdvisor to HM the King, Morocco
  57. Shaykh Al-Habib Ali Zain Al-Abidin Al-JifriFounder and Director, Taba Institute, United Arab Emirates
  58. H.E. Shaykh Prof. Dr. Ali Jum‘aGrand Mufti of the Republic of Egypt
  59. Prof. Dr. Yahya Mahmud bin JunaydSecretary General, King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia
  60. Dr. Ibrahim KalinDirector, SETA Foundation, Ankara, Turkey; Asst. Prof. Georgetown University, USA
  61. H.E. Amb. Aref KamalMuslim Intellectual, Pakistan
  62. Professor Dr. ‘Abla Mohammed KahlawiDean of Islamic and Arabic Studies, Al-Azhar University (Women’s College), Egypt
  63. Prof. Dr. Said Hibatullah KamilevDirector, Moscow Institute of Islamic Civilisation, Russian Federation
  64. Prof. Dr. Hafiz Yusuf Z. KavakciResident Scholar, Islamic Association of  North Texas, Founder & Instructor of IANT Qur’anic Academy; Founding Dean of Suffa Islamic Seminary, Dallas, Texas, USA
  65. Shaykh Dr. Nuh Ha Mim KellerShaykh in the Shadhili Order, USA
  66. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali Dean and Professor, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), International Islamic University, Malaysia
  67. Shaykh Amr KhaledIslamic Missionary, Preacher and Broadcaster, Egypt; Founder and Chairman, Right Start Foundation International
  68. Prof. Dr. Abd Al-Karim KhalifahPresident of the Jordanian Arabic Language Academy; Former President of  Jordan University
  69. H.E. Shaykh Ahmad Al-KhaliliGrand Mufti of the Sultanate of Oman
  70. Seyyed Jawad Al-KhoeiSecretary-General, Al-Khoei International Foundation
  71. Shaykh Dr. Ahmad KubaisiFounder of the ‘Ulema Organization, Iraq
  72. Mr. M. Ali LakhaniFounder and Editor of Sacred Web: A Journal of Tradition and Modernity, Canada
  73. Dr. Joseph LumbardAssistant Professor, Brandeis University, USA
  74. H.E. Shaykh Mahmood A. MadaniSecretary General, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind; Member of Parliament, India
  75. H.E. Prof. Dr. Abdel-Kabeer Al-Alawi Al-MadghariDirector General of Bayt Mal Al-Quds Agency (Al-Quds Fund); Former Minister of Religious Affairs, Morocco
  76. H.E. Imam Sayyed Al-Sadiq Al-MahdiFormer Prime Minister of Sudan; Head of Ansar Movement, Sudan
  77. H.E. Prof. Dr. Rusmir MahmutcehajicProfessor, Sarajevo University; President of the International Forum Bosnia; Former Vice President of the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  78. Allamah Shaykh Sayyed Muhammad bin Muhammad Al-Mansour High Authority (Marja’) of Zeidi Muslims, Yemen
  79. Prof. Dr. Bashshar Awwad MaroufFormer Rector of the Islamic University, Iraq
  80. H.E. Prof. Dr. Ahmad MatloubFormer Minister of Culture; Acting President of the Iraqi Academy of Sciences, Iraq
  81. Prof. Dr. Ingrid MattsonProfessor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations and Director, Islamic Chaplaincy Program, Hartford Seminary; President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), USA
  82. Dr. Yousef MeriSpecial Scholar-in-Residence, Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Jordan
  83. Dr. Jean-Louis MichonAuthor; Muslim Scholar; Architect; Former UNESCO expert, Switzerland
  84. Shaykh Abu Bakr Ahmad Al-MilibariSecretary-General of the Ahl Al-Sunna Association, India
  85. Pehin Dato Haj Suhaili bin Haj MohiddinDeputy Grand Mufti, Brunei
  86. Ayatollah Sheikh Hussein MuayadPresident and Founder, Knowledge Forum, Baghdad, Iraq
  87. Prof. Dr. Izzedine Umar MusaProfessor of Islamic History, King Sa‘ud University, Saudi Arabia
  88. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Farouk Al-NabhanFormer Director of Dar Al-Hadith Al-Hasaniya, Morocco
  89. Prof. Dr. Zaghloul El-NaggarProfessor, King Abd Al-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Head, Committee on Scientific Facts in the Glorious Qur’an, Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs, Egypt
  90. Mr. Sohail NakhoodaEditor-in-Chief, Islamica Magazine, Jordan  
  91. Prof. Dr. Hisham NashabehChairman of the Board of Higher Education; Dean of Education at Makassed Association, Lebanon
  92. H.E. Professor Dr. Seyyed Hossein NasrUniversity Professor of Islamic Studies, George Washington University, Washington D.C, USA
  93. Prof. Dr. Aref Ali NayedFormer Professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (Rome); Former Professor at International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC, Malaysia); Senior Advisor to the Cambridge Interfaith Program at the Faculty of Divinity in Cambridge, UK
  94. H.E. Shaykh Sevki OmarbasicGrand Mufti of Croatia
  95. Dato Dr. Abdul Hamid OthmanAdvisor to the H.E. the Prime Minister of Malaysia
  96. Prof. Dr. Ali OzekHead of the Endowment for Islamic Scientific Studies, Istanbul, Turkey
  97. Imam Yahya Sergio Yahe PallaviciniVice President of CO.RE.IS., Italy, Chairman of ISESCO Council for Education and Culture in the West, Advisor for Islamic Affairs of the Italian Minister of Interior.
  98. H.E. Shaykh Dr. Nuh Ali Salman Al-QudahGrand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  99. H.E. Shaykh Dr. Ikrima Said SabriFormer Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and All of Palestine, Imam of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, and President of the Islamic Higher Council, Palestine
  100. Ayatollah Al-Faqih Seyyed Hussein Ismail Al-SadrBaghdad, Iraq
  101. Mr. Muhammad Al-SammakSecretary-General of the National Council for Islamic-Christian Dialogue; Secretary-General for the Islamic Spiritual Summit, Lebanon
  102. Shaykh Seyyed Hasan Al-SaqqafDirector of Dar Al-Imam Al-Nawawi, Jordan
  103. Dr. Ayman Fuad SayyidHistorian and Manuscript Expert, Former Secretary General of  Dar al-Kutub Al-Misriyya, Cairo, Egypt
  104. Prof. Dr. Suleiman Abdallah SchleiferProfessor Emeritus, The American University in Cairo
  105. Dr. Seyyed Reza Shah-KazemiAuthor and Muslim Scholar, UK
  106. Dr. Anas Al-Shaikh-Ali Chair, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, UK; Chair, Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism, UK; Academic Advisor, IIIT, UK
  107. Imam Zaid ShakirLecturer and Scholar-in-Residence, Zaytuna Institute, CA, USA
  108. H.E. Prof. Dr. Ali Abdullah Al-ShamlanDirector General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS); Former Minister of Higher Education, Kuwait
  109. Eng. Seyyed Hasan ShariatmadariLeader of the Iranian National Republican Party (INR)
  110. Dr. Muhammad Alwani Al-SharifHead of the European Academy of Islamic Culture and Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
  111. H.E. Dr. Mohammad Abd Al-Ghaffar Al-SharifSecretary-General of the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Kuwait
  112. Dr. Tayba Hassan Al-SharifInternational Protection Officer, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Darfur, Sudan
  113. Prof. Dr. Muhammad bin SharifaFormer Rector of Wajda University; Morocco; Fellow of the Royal Moroccan Academy
  114. Prof. Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqui / on behalf of the whole Fiqh Council of North AmericaIslamic Scholar and Theologian; Chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America, USA
  115. Shaykh Ahmad  bin Sa’ud Al-SiyabiSecretary General of  the Directorate of the Grand Mufti, Oman
  116. Al-Haji Yusuf Maitama SuleFormer Nigerian Permanent Representative to the United Nations; Former Nigerian Minister of National Guidance
  117. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Abd Al-Rahim Sultan-al-UlamaDeputy-Dean of Scientific Research Affairs, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
  118. Shaykh Dr. Tariq SweidanDirector-General of the Risalah Satellite Channel
  119. H.E. Shaykh Ahmad Muhammad Muti’i TamimThe Head of the Religious Administration of Ukrainian Muslims, and Mufti of Ukraine
  120. H.E. Shaykh Izz Al-Din Al-TamimiSenator; Former Chief Islamic Justice, Minister of Religious Affairs and Grand Mufti of Jordan
  121. H.E. Shaykh Dr. Tayseer Rajab Al-TamimiChief Islamic Justice of Palestine; Head of The Palestinian Center for Religion and Civilization Dialogue
  122. Prof. Dr. H.R.H. Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin TalalPersonal Envoy and Special Advisor of H.M. King Abdullah II; Chairman of the Board of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Jordan
  123. Prof. Dr. Ammar Al-TalibiFormer Member of Parliament, Professor of Philosophy, University of Algeria
  124. Ayatollah Shaykh Muhammad Ali TaskhiriSecretary General of the World Assembly for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought (WAPIST), Iran
  125. H.E. Prof. Dr. Shaykh Ahmad Muhammad Al-TayebPresident of Al-Azhar University, Former Grand Mufti of Egypt
  126. Prof. Dr. Muddathir Abdel-Rahim Al-TayibProfessor of Political Science and Islamic Studies, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Malaysia
  127. H.E. Amb. Prof. Dr. Abdel-Hadi Al-TaziFellow of the Royal Moroccan Academy
  128. H.E. Shaykh Naim TrnavaGrand Mufti of Kosovo
  129. H.E. Dr. Abd Al-Aziz bin ‘Uthman Al-TweijiriDirector-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)
  130. H.E. Prof. Dr. Nasaruddin UmarRector of the Institute for Advanced Qur’anic Studies; Secretary General of the Nahdhatul Ulama Consultative Council; Lecturer at the State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta, Indonesia
  131. Shaykh Muhammad Hasan ‘UsayranJafari Mufti of Sidon and Al-Zahrani, Lebanon
  132. Allamah Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi UsmaniVice President, Darul Uloom Karachi, Pakistan
  133. Prof. Dr. Akhtarul WaseyDirector, Zakir Husain Institute of Islamic Studies, Jamia Milla Islamiya University, India  
  134. Shaykh Dr. Abdal Hakim Murad WinterShaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies, Divinity School, University of Cambridge; Director of the Muslim Academic Trust, UK
  135. Prof. Dr. Mohammed El-Mokhtar Ould BahPresident, Chinguitt Modern University, Mauritania
  136. H.E. Shaykh Muhammad Sodiq Mohammad YusufFormer Grand Mufti of the Muslim Spiritual Administration of Central Asia, Uzbekistan; Translator and Commentator of the Holy Qur’an
  137. Prof. Dr. Shaykh Wahba Mustafa Al-ZuhayliDean, Department of Islamic Jurisprudence, University of Damascus, Syria
  138. H.E. Shaykh Mu’ammar ZukoulicMufti of Sanjak, Bosnia
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