Code of Conduct For Islamic Leadership

Code of Conduct For Islamic Leadership

By Danish Qasim and Danya Shakfeh, Esq.
May 17, 2019

Muslim ethical guide policy and procedures

We’ve worked with Muslim institutions for the past 6 years in policy and training. Our focus is customizing policies to fit their religious inclinations.

Now we are releasing a policy for free for all Islamic institutions with universal standards for bare minimum practices.  This is informed by 9 years of working with targets of spiritual abuse, consultation with lawyers, Islamic scholars and cult experts.   We have identified the main areas of spiritual abuse that can be addressed at the organizational level. Our code presents a minimum standard of ethical conduct for Muslim organizations and creates a legal mechanism of enforcement through contract law.

This is not a code of ethics for imams. Our focus is on institutions to have a self-regulating mechanism. Each institution has its own culture and understandings within the sharia of what is or is not appropriate. Institutions are free to take what is useful and change what is not for their purposes. We primarily advocate that institutions have a code of conduct so that in the wake of an allegation they do not have to scramble for the next steps.


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