Given the unique relationship our nation, Ethiopia, shares with Islam, the contribution and sacrifice made by fellow Habasha sahabas for the rise and spread of Islam across the world, as well as the rise and fall of our ancestors who underwent countless historical phases;
Following the massive peaceful protests and struggles of the 1974GC revolution, Ethiopian Muslims came together to form the ” Ethiopian Islamic Affairs Supreme Council ” traditionally known as the Majlis, which was formally established on the 6th day of April 1975 (Rabiul Awal 12, 1395 A.H.) with the intention of unifying and serving the Muslim community. This brought their aims, ideals, and ambitions from that era together.
To achieve this sacred idea, the Majlis has taken ownership of the paths it has taken over the last half-century, including the ups and downs and challenges it has faced, identify its strengths and weaknesses, and devise a long-term solution that includes the wider Muslim community.
Encouraging the current government to take concrete actions to improve the performance of the freedom of belief, religious equality and secular system recognized by the constitution; Majlis has been reformed to have an attitude, organization and status that is in line with the national change
This Majlis understands that working together to safeguard our unity and solidarity will bring us Allah’s help and mercy and is a source of strength for the country, so that the legacies of our country’s legal frameworks and major policies can be fully utilized and the scars of the past are erased.
The Majlis believes that it is the fundamental need of every member of the Majlis at every level to establish an institutional system that binds all Muslims with shahadatein without discrimination and participates in the Islamic principle, guided by research-based policy and strategy, so that the Majlis can be redeemed by public acceptance and gain the trust of its followers.
Recognizing that, in order to achieve this goal, it is important to shape the institution to embrace the personalities of servants who are equipped with both religious and worldly knowledge with deep understanding, who are submissive to the Almighty Allah and faithful to the Muslims they represent;
The Ethiopian House of Representatives’ Decree No. 1207/2020, which declared the Ethiopian Islamic Affairs General Council’s legal personality, was issued on the 30th day of 2012. As a result, the Supreme Court’s organization structure and procedure have been modified in a way that complies with the law and is appropriate for the Muslim population that it exclusively represents both domestically and internationally.