Basic Principles and Objectives
To carry out work on Islamic belief, worship and ethics, enlighten society on religion and administer places of worship (Article 1, Law No.633) in line with the principle of secularism, by staying out of all political views and thinking and aspiring to national solidarity and integration (Article 136 in the Constitution).
-To take substantial information based on the Quran and Sunnah, that are two fundamental sources of religion as a basis while enlightening society on religion,
-To take into consideration Muslims’14 centuries long religious experience and value modern life and common heritage of mankind.
-To offer services according to the principles of citizenship without distinction of sect, understanding and practice regarding religion.
-To continuously produce knowledge, share this knowledge with society and make timely statements on current issues.
-To accept that standing by people who need care and support like the disabled, homeless, elderly, poor and prisoners is an inseparable part of religious service.
-To have religious officials who have assimilated Islamic faith and its practical principles, have a high educational and cultural level, are at peace with themselves and society, play a pioneering role in human relations, understand their counterparts and can produce practical solutions to religious issues, can use religion and scientific date together and live an exemplary life with their words and behavior.
-To contribute to Turks living abroad not to lose their self-identity and be in harmony with the society they are living in without being assimilated.
-To introduce Turkey’s experience and heritage in the field of religion abroad, enable Islam to be correctly understood, closely follow discussions about religious understanding and practices in both EU member states and Turkey and give accurate information to the public opinion in the West on this matter.