The ICIE policies are based on the following: the sources of Islam are the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah, non-controversially relayed, tradition of the seal of the messengers, Muhammad ﷺ. Other traditions, man-made rules and ethnic behaviors are not infallible, and are not considered as sources of Islam.
Islam is the universal mercy of God. Muslims identify primarily as Muslims and not as an ethnic group, race, color or tribe. No ethnic activities or overtones are allowed in the Center.
Arabic is taught as the language of the Qur’an. The language of communicating and conducting the activities of the Center is the language of the land, the English Language.
School of thought, or madhab, is a matter of personal preference, not a community policy.
The affairs of Muslims should be handled through the Qur’an, followed by the Sunnah followed by the Shura.
The ICIE is committed to quality performance and to the state of the art in the ways and means of projecting and propagating Islam. Men and woman are equally responsible to put in effort, formalize policies and design plans for the center.
The ICIE does not believe that segregation of the sexes is the guarantee of righteousness, but modesty, decency and observing the prohibitions that Allah and His apostle dictated, as well as purity of heart and clarity of conscience are the guarantees. While advocating the codes and ethics of Islamic behavior, the Center believes there is no compulsion in religion, and that consideration of the feelings of all human beings deserves attention.
The role of the ICIE is reminding and not compelling or dictating. The Center does not judge people or classify them.
Islam is a way of life; political actions may be a part of Islamic activity. However, these actions should be geared towards the interest of Islam and Muslims in the USA. Preoccupation by other countries’ politics leads only to division and chaos among Muslims in America and is contrary to the policies of the ICIE.
The latest version of the ICIE Bylaws can be viewed here [PDF]
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