Global Imam Council (GIC)
The Global Imams Council based in Iraq is the world’s first and largest international non-governmental body of Muslim religious Leaders from all Islamic Denominations and Schools of thought, with a rapidly growing number of over 1000 members worldwide.
Our diverse council of Imams advocates for peaceful coexistence, tolerance, mutual respect, and the building of bridges with all religious communities, along with tackling extremist ideologies and militant Islam (Islamism). Our Imams are established and prominent representatives of the holy Islamic Seminaries, and oversee the affairs of Muslim communities worldwide on a daily basis. Our council is the first Imams Council to provide females with administerial roles, and currently serves over 800 communities, Mosques, Islamic Centers, Schools, and Charitable Organizations around the world.
The Global Imams Council rejects violence and all violent ideologies. Our President and Director previously served as motivational speakers to the Iraqi Government’s Department of Defense during the war against ISIS. Our council is focused on tackling extremist ideologies and countering Islamic Extremism, terrorism, political and militant Islam (Islamism). We cooperate with security agencies and engage communities and faith-leaders of both Islam and other religions to reaffirm a commitment to developing cooperative programs that prevent violence.
All applicants to this Imams Council must agree to its Constitution and this Declaration, as well as be certified by the Islamic Theology of Counter-Terrorism (ITCT).