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The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC; Arabic: منظمة المؤتمر الإسلامي Munaẓẓamat al-Muʼtamar al-Islamiyy; Turkish: 'İslam Konferansı Örgütü or İslam Konferansı Teşkilatı'; French: Organ de la Conférence Islamique; Indonesian: Organisasi Konferensi Islam; Malay: Pertubuhan Persidangan Islam; Persian: سازمان کنفرانس اسلامی) located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is an inter-governmental organization with a Permanent Delegation to the United Nations. It groups 57 nations, most of which are Islamic, in the Middle East, North, West and Southern Africa, Central Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia and South America. It is the second largest international organization after the United Nations. The official languages of the organization are Arabic, English and French. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1357 × 628 pixels, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) Membership in the Organization of the Islamic Conference. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1357 × 628 pixels, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) Membership in the Organization of the Islamic Conference. ... OIC may stand for: Organization of the Islamic Conference Options Industry Council Office of Independent Council Office of Internal Communications Office of the Information Commissioner Officemate International Corporation Order of the Imitation of Christ In Internet slang Oh, I see - also popular, in same usage, as comedic element from a... Arabic redirects here. ... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... Farsi redirects here. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Map of Central Asia showing three sets of possible boundaries for the region Central Asia located as a region of the world Central Asia is a vast landlocked region of Asia. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... Map of South Asia (see note on Kashmir). ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... For the political science journal, see International Organization. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

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History and goals

The primary goals of the OIC are, according to its Status, "to promote solidarity among all Islamic member states."


The OIC was set up in Rabat, Morocco, on September 25, 1969 in reaction to an arson attack against the Al-Aqsa Mosque on August 21, 1969. It is the second largest international organisation after the United Nations. Mausoleum of Mohammed V through mosque ruins NASA image of Rabat Rabat (Arabic الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ), population 1. ... is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... The Temple Mount as it appears today. ... For other uses, see Al-aqsa (disambiguation). ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For the political science journal, see: International Organization An international organization (also called intergovernmental organization) is an organization of international scope or character. ... UN and U.N. redirect here. ...

See also: Flag of the Organization of the Islamic Conference

The flag of the OIC (shown above) has an overall green background (symbolic of Islam). In the center, there is an upward-facing red crescent enveloped in a white disc. On the disc the words "Allahu Akbar" are written in modern Arabic calligraphy. The flag of the Organization of the Islamic Conference The flag of the OIC (shown right) has an overall green background, this is to represent the green fertilty of the Islamic lands (This is also said to be symbolic to Islam). ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other usages of the phrase Allahu Akbar, see Allahu Akbar (disambiguation). ... The stylized signature of Sultan Abdul Hamid I of the Ottoman Empire was written in an expressive calligraphy. ...


In 1982, the foreign ministers of the OIC adopted the controversial plan to Immigrate, Populate, Dominate to serve as a guidance for the member states in the matters of Islamic presence in other non-Muslim countries.


On August 5, 1990, 45 foreign ministers of the OIC adopted the controversial Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam to serve as a guidance for the member states in the matters of human rights. is the 217th day of the year (218th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam The Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI) is a declaration of the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which provides an overview on the Islamic perspective on human rights, and...


Recent Issues

The Parliamentary Union of the OIC member states (PUOICM) was established in Iran in 1999 and its head office is situated in Tehran. Only OIC members are entitled to membership in the union.[1] For other uses, see Tehran (disambiguation). ...


President Bush announced on June 27 2007 that the United States will establish an envoy to the OIC. Bush said of the envoy ``Our special envoy will listen to and learn from representatives from Muslim states, and will share with them America's views and values. [2]


Ninth meeting of PUOICM

The ninth meeting of the Council of PUOICM was held on 15 and 16 Feb 2007 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.[3]. Speaker of Malaysia's House of Representatives, Ramli bin Ngah Talib, delivered a speech at the beginning of the inaugural ceremony. OIC secretary-general Prof Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said prior to the meeting that one main agenda item is stopping Israel from continuing its excavation at the Western Wall near the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's third holiest shrine.[4] OIC is also discussing how it might send peacekeeping troops to Muslim nations,[5] and the possibility of a change in the name of the body as well as its charter.[6] Additionally, return of the sovereignty right to the Iraqi people along with withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq is another main issues on the agenda.[7] Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - City 243. ... The Parliament of Malaysia consists of the lower house (Dewan Rakyat or literally Peoples Hall, in Malay) and upper house (Dewan Negara or Nations Hall in Malay). ... His Excellency Prof. ... The Western Wall by night. ... For other uses, see Al-aqsa (disambiguation). ...


Pakistani Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri told reporters on 14 February 2007 that the Secretary General of OIC and foreign ministers of seven “like-minded Muslim countries” will meet in Islamabad on 25 February 2007 following meetings of President Musharraf with heads of key Muslim countries to discuss “a new initiative” for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Kasuri said this will be a meeting of foreign ministers of key Muslim countries to discuss and prepare for a summit in Mecca to seek the resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.[8] is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Islamabad (Urdu: اسلام آباد) is the capital city of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. ... is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... (PA – 6920) General Pervez Musharraf (Urdu: ‎; born August 11, 1943) is currently the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army. ... Israel, with the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Golan Heights The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an ongoing dispute between the State of Israel and Arab Palestinians. ... This article is about the city in Saudi Arabia. ... Combatants Arab nations Israel Arab-Israeli conflict series History of the Arab-Israeli conflict Views of the Arab-Israeli conflict International law and the Arab-Israeli conflict Arab-Israeli conflict facts, figures, and statistics Participants Israeli-Palestinian conflict · Israel-Lebanon conflict · Arab League · Soviet Union / Russia · Israel, Palestine and the...


Structure and Organization

The OIC system consists of:


The Islamic Summit

The largest organ, attended by the Kings and the Heads of State and Government of the member states, convened every three years.


The Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers

It meets once a year to examine a progress report on the implementation of its decisions taken within the framework of the policy defined by the Islamic Summit.


The Permanent Secretariat

It is the executive organ of the Organization, entrusted with the implementation of the decisions of the two preceding bodies, and is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Current secretary general of this international organization is Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, from Turkey, since January 1, 2005. , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ... His Excellency Prof. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Standing Committees

COMSTECH is an abbreviation for the OICs Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for the promotion and cooperation of science and technology activities among the OIC member states. ... COMSTECH is an abbreviation for the OICs Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation for the promotion and cooperation of science and technology activities among the OIC member states. ...

Subsidiary Organs

Ankara is the capital of Turkey and the countrys second largest city after Ä°stanbul. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ... The Islamic University of Technology (Bengali: ) is basically an educational and research institution. ... Dhaka (previously Dacca; Bengali: Ḍhākā; IPA: ) is the capital of Bangladesh and the principal city of Dhaka District. ... For other uses, see Casablanca (disambiguation). ... Islamic Fiqh Academy (arabic: أكاديمية الفقه الاسلامي) is an Academy for advanced study of Islam based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ... This article is about the religious endowment. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ... The Islamic University of Niger (officially the Oum Al-Qura University of Niger) is a Islamic university based in Say, Niger. ... Say is a town in northwest Niger, situated on the Niger River. ... The Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) is university for advanced study of Islam based in Mbale, Uganda. ... Mbale is an eastern Ugandan district in the foothills of Mount Elgon. ...

Specialized Institutions

Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) was established by the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on May 1979. ... Mausoleum of Mohammed V through mosque ruins NASA image of Rabat Rabat (Arabic الرباط, transliterated ar-Rabāṭ or ar-Ribāṭ), population 1. ... The International Islamic News Agency (IINA), a specialized organ of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), is a news agency publishing in Arabic, English and French and focusing on news about the Islamic world and Islamic affairs. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ...

Affiliated institutions

  (Urdu: , Sindhi: ) is the largest city in Pakistan and is the provincial capital of Sindh province. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - City 243. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ... Riyadh (Arabic: ar-Riyāḍ) is the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia. ... Colourful buildings in the city centre. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ... Overview The International Association of Islamic Banks was founded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, under the auspices of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) on the 7th of Ramadan 1397 (H) corresponding to August 21, 1977. ... , Nickname: Location of Jeddah Coordinates: , Country Province Established 500+ BC Government  - Mayor Adil Faqeeh  - City Governor Mishal Al-Saud  - Provincial Governor Khalid al Faisal Area  - City 1,320 km²  (509. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: , historically Byzantium and later Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and financial center. ...

The Secretary General of the OIC

  1. H.R.H. Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysia): (1971-1973)
  2. H.E. Hassan Al-Touhami (Egypt): (1974-1975)
  3. H.E. Dr. Amadou Karim Gaye (Senegal): (1975-1979)
  4. H.E. Mr. Habib Chatty (Tunisia): (1979-1984)
  5. H.E. Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada (Pakistan): (1985-1988)
  6. H.E. Dr. Hamid Algabid (Niger): (1989-1996)
  7. H.E. Dr. Azeddine Laraki (Morocco): (1997-2000)
  8. H.E. Dr. Abdelouahed Belkeziz (Morocco): (2001-2004)
  9. H.E. Prof. Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu (Turkey): (2005 to present)

Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah (February 8, 1903–December 6, 1990) usually known as the Tunku (a princely title in Malaysia), and also called Bapa Kemerdekaan (Father of Independence) or Bapa Malaysia (Father of Malaysia), was Chief Minister of the Federation of Malaya... Image:Jinnah-pirzada-gandhi. ... Hamid Algabid (born 1941 in Belbedji, Niger) is a Nigerien politician and leader of the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP-Jamaa) party. ... His Excellency Prof. ...

Members

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Country Joined Notes
Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of 1969 Suspended 1980 - March 1989
Flag of Algeria Algeria, People's Democratic Republic of 1969
Flag of Chad Chad, Republic of 1969
Flag of Egypt Egypt, Arab Republic of 1969 Suspended May 1979 - March 1984
Flag of Guinea Guinea, Republic of 1969
Flag of Indonesia Indonesia, Republic of 1969
Flag of Iran Iran, Islamic Republic of 1969
Flag of Jordan Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of 1969
Flag of Kuwait Kuwait, State of 1969
Flag of Lebanon Lebanon, Republic of 1969
Flag of Libya Libya, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 1969
Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 1969
Flag of Mali Mali, Republic of 1969
Flag of Mauritania Mauritania, Islamic Republic of 1969
Flag of Morocco Morocco, Kingdom of 1969
Flag of Niger Niger, Republic of 1969
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan, Islamic Republic of 1969
Palestinian flag Palestine, represented by the Palestine Liberation Organization 1969
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of 1969
Flag of Senegal Senegal, Republic of 1969
Flag of Sudan Sudan, Republic of the 1969
Flag of Somalia Somalia 1969
Flag of Tunisia Tunisia, Republic of 1969
Flag of Turkey Turkey, Republic of 1969
Yemen Arab Republic 1969 From 1990 as Republic of Yemen united with People's Democratic Republic of Yemen
Flag of Bahrain Bahrain, State of 1970
Flag of Oman Oman, Sultanate of 1970
Flag of Qatar Qatar, State of 1970
Flag of Syria Syrian Arab Republic 1970
Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates, State of 1970
Flag of Sierra Leone Sierra Leone, Republic of 1972
Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh, People's Republic of 1974
Flag of Gabon Gabon, Republic of 1974
Flag of The Gambia Gambia, Republic of the 1974
Flag of Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau, Republic of 1974
Flag of Uganda Uganda, Republic of 1974
Flag of Burkina Faso Burkina Faso 1975
Flag of Cameroon Cameroon, Republic of 1975
Flag of the Comoros Comoros, Federal Islamic Republic of the 1976
Flag of Iraq Iraq, Republic of 1976
Flag of the Maldives Maldives, Republic of 1976
Flag of Djibouti Djibouti, Republic of 1978
Flag of Benin Benin, Republic of 1982
Flag of Brunei Brunei Darussalam, Sultanate of 1984
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria, Federal Republic of 1986
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Republic of 1991
Flag of Albania Albania, Republic of 1992
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan, Republic of 1992
Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan, Republic of 1992
Flag of Turkmenistan Turkmenistan, Republic of 1992
Zanzibar January 1993 Withdrew August 1993
Flag of Mozambique Mozambique, Republic of 1994
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Republic of 1995
Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan, Republic of 1995
Flag of Suriname Suriname, Republic of 1996
Flag of Togo Togo, Republic of 1997
Flag of Guyana Guyana, Republic of 1998
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire, Republic of 2001
Observer States
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 1994
Flag of the Central African Republic Central African Republic 1997
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Turkish Cypriot State) 1979
Flag of Thailand Thailand, Kingdom of 1998
Flag of Russia Russian Federation 2005
Observer Muslim Organizations and Communities
Moro National Liberation Front 1977
Observer Islamic Institutions
Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States 2000
Islamic Conference Youth Forum for Dialogue and Cooperation 2005
Observer International Organizations
League of Arab States 1975
United Nations 1976
Non-Aligned Movement 1977
Organization of African Unity 1977
Economic Cooperation Organization 1995

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National motto: None Official language Arabic Capital Sanaa Area 195,000 km² Population  - Total (July 1990) -Density   7,160,981 36/km² Currency 1 Yemeni riyal = 100 fils (1975-1990); 1 Yemeni riyal = 40 buqshas (bogaches) (1963-1975) Time zone UTC +3 National anthem Royal Salute The Yemen Arab Republic...   Capital Aden Language(s) Arabic Government Socialist state President Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas Prime Minister Yasin Said Numan Historical era Cold War  - Independence November 30 1967  - UN membership December 14, 1967  - Constitution October 31, 1978  - Reunification May 22 1990 Area  - 1990 332,970 km2 Expression error: unrecognised punctuation character... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Oman. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Syria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sierra_Leone. ... 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Membership attempts

  • Flag of India India - has the third largest Muslim population in the world and had shown its interest in joining the OIC, as an observer nation. While India's candidature is supported by several OIC members including Saudi Arabia and Egypt,[1] some influential OIC members like Pakistan have blocked India's inclusion into the OIC. They argue that though India is home to more than 135 million Muslims, they form just over 13% of India's total population. Another major factor affecting India's induction into the OIC is the Kashmir dispute. Some prominent members of the OIC support the Pakistani claim over the entire region of Kashmir.[2] Also, India established full diplomatic relations with Israel in 1992 and reduced its support for the Palestinian cause. Relations between India and OIC severed in 2001 when the latter criticised India for not doing enough to stop the alleged human rights violations against Muslims in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. India rejected the charge saying the OIC did not have "locus standi" on matters relating to India's internal affairs.[3]
  • Flag of the Philippines Philippines - The Philippine government has made attempts to join the OIC, but was opposed by its Muslim minority of the state. Muslims make up only 5% (4.5 million) of the 90 million population in this predominately Catholic country.[4]

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Past Islamic Summit Conferences

Number Date Country Place
1st 1969 September 22-September 25 Flag of Morocco Morocco Rabat
2nd 1974 February 22-February 24 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Lahore
3rd 1981 January 25-January 29 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Mecca and Taif
4th 1984 January 16-January 19 Flag of Morocco Morocco Casablanca
5th 1987 January 26-January 29 Flag of Kuwait Kuwait Kuwait City
6th 1991 December 9-December 11 Flag of Senegal Senegal Dakar
7th 1994 December 13-December 15 Flag of Morocco Morocco Casablanca
1st Extraordinary 1997 March 23 Flag of Pakistan Pakistan Islamabad
8th 1997 December 9-December 11 Flag of Iran Iran Tehran
9th 2000 November 12-November 13 Flag of Qatar Qatar Doha
2nd Extraordinary 2003 March 5 Flag of Qatar Qatar Doha
10th 2003 October 16-October 17 Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Putrajaya
3rd Extraordinary 2005 December 7-December 8 Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Makkah Al Mukarramah

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Economy

Main article: Economy of the OIC

The OIC members have a combined GDP (at PPP) of $5,540 billion. The richest country on the basis of GDP per capita (ppp) is United Arab Emirates. OIC Member States; Full members in blue/Observers in pink The 57 Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries have a combined GDP (at PPP) of $5,540 billions. ... PPP The purchasing power parity (PPP) theory was developed by Gustav Cassel in 1920. ...


Notes

  1. ^ An Indo-Arab blunder?
  2. ^ OIC supports Pakistan on Kashmir, The Hindu, Saturday, 18 October 2003. (accessed on 10 December 2006)
  3. ^ India Rejects OIC Resolution on Kashmir
  4. ^ Metro Broadcast Corp, Filipino Muslims oppose Manila's bid to join OIC, 24 May 2006

See also

Organization of the Islamic Conference

This article includes a list of 57 Organization of Islamic Conference(OIC) countries sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita, the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year divided by the average population for the... Wikisource has original text related to this article: Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam The Cairo Declaration of Human Rights in Islam (CDHRI) is a declaration of the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which provides an overview on the Islamic perspective on human rights, and... The Islamic University of Technology (Bengali: ) is basically an educational and research institution. ... The Islamic Relief Organization is a charity based in Saudi Arabia that the United States has associated with terrorism. ... This is a list of 57 Organization of Islamic Conference(OIC) countries sorted by their estimated current population. ... Dr. Abdullah O. Nasseef (Arabic: عبدالله عمر نصيف) (born 5 July 1939 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) is a Saudi chemist and geologist, and has a Ph. ...

External links

  • Official The Organization of the Islamic Conference
  • Official Islamic Conference with documents and information from the latest Summit (Arabic, English, French)
  • UN Organization of the Islamic Conference

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