The main topics of the series of "International ASSAM Islamic Union Congresses", which were first implemented in 2017 by taking the main fields of activity of the states into consideration, and planned to be carried out every year, are as follows;
- Establishment of the Legislation of the Administrative Structure and Organs for the Islamic Union (2017 - Done)
- Establishment of Economic Cooperation Procedures and Principles for the Islamic Union (2018)
- Establishment of Defense Industry Cooperation Procedures and Principles for Islamic Union (2019)
- Establishment of Joint Defense System Procedures and Principles for the Islamic Union (2020)
- Establishment of Joint Foreign Policy Procedures and Principles for the Islamic Union (2021)
- Establishment of the Principles and Procedures of the Common Judicial System for the Islamic Union (2022)
- Establishment of Common Public Order and Security Procedures and Principles for the Islamic Union (2023)
topics above were selected to offer the required institutions and their legislations of these institutions which serve Islamic countries gathering under a common will and finding a common model finally.
The First Congress was held in Istanbul, the center of ASSAM, in cooperation with Üsküdar University, The Association of Justice Defenders (ASDER) and the Islamic World NGOs Association (IDSB) on 23-24 November 2017. The First International ASSAM Islamic Union Congress was attended by representatives of NGOs organizations and academicians from 27 Islamic Countries. At the Congress, summaries and notifications presented by 31 academicians from 11 countries were published on the ASSAM website.([i])
As a result of the Congress, it was concluded that “the Parliament of Islamic Countries” should be established and each Islamic country should create the “Ministry of Islamic Union” through their Council of Ministers, the “Declaration of the Confederation of Islamic Countries” was approved by ASSAM's Board of Directors and was also approved by 109 NGO officers from 29 Islamic countries, 80 of which was from Turkey, and was announced to the world public opinion through the press. ([ii])
Furthermore, a model constitution was drafted for the Confederation of Islamic Countries, taking into account the provisions highlighted in the declaration.([iii])
The Second Congress;
Will be held in Istanbul, the center of ASSAM, in cooperation with Üsküdar University, The Association of Justice Defenders (ASDER), the Islamic World NGO Association (IDSB) and the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) on November 01-02-03, 2018 under the topic of "ISLAMIC ECONOMY AND COMMON ECONOMIC SYSTEMS".
The following congresses are planned to be held in different countries in cooperation with NGOs of Islamic Countries under the auspices and coordination of ASSAM.
The language of the congress will be in Turkish, English and Arabic. There will be a simultaneous translation in the presentation of the notifications. Summaries and notifications will be converted into books and published on ASSAM web site, and the summaries will also be published in ASSAM International Refereed Journal (ASSAM-UHAD) electronically. The final reports of the congress, which will be prepared for execution, will be sent to decision making mechanisms and to all guests and participants from all over the Islamic world, and will be published on the ASSAM website.
GEOPOLITICAL VALUE OF ISLAMIC GEOGRAPHY:
The Islamic geography of 61 countries, having 61 of 193 member states of the United Nations Organization (31% of the member states), 1.6 billion of the world's population of 7,8 billion (22,5% of the world's population), 19 million km2 of the world’s land of 150 million km2 (12,8% of the world's land) has the following with the block they formed when the borders between them are ignored:
Located in the center of Asia, Europe and Africa, known as the World Island;
Controls the Strait of Gibraltar which is considered as the entrance gates of the Mediterranean, the biggest inland sea of the World, Red Sea and Black Sea as well as Bab-El-Mandeb, Çanakkale and Istanbul Straits and the Suez Canal;
Has coasts to Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea;
Land and sea border neighbor to Asia, Europe and Africa continents, superpowers of the world such as European Union, Russia, India, Russia and sea border neighbor to the United States of America;
Has the opportunity to become an unrivalled center of world land, air and sea transportation routes;
Owns 55.5% of world petroleum reserves and 46.5% of its production, 64.1% of natural gas reserves, and 33% of its production;
In the future, it will have the ability to be superpower in the world by combining its geopolitical position, common civilization values and historical build up with its opportunities, efforts and goals.
GLOBAL ATTACKS ON THE ISLAMIC WORLD
The Islamic world, in its geography where it should be sovereign, has been turned to the area of the undeclared, secret, insidious, dirty and asymmetric Third World War. Where the elements of ethnic and sectarian differences within the unitary structures of each Islamic country are made fought with one another.
Armed terrorist organizations: al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Boko Haram in Nigeria, Anti Balaka in Middle Africa, Revolutionary People's Liberation Front (DHKP-C) and Communist /Marxist /Leninist Party of Turkey, PKK, PYD, FETÖ/PDY in Turkey, Al-Nusra Front, DAESH and HTS in Syria, which have drowned Turkey and Islamic geography in blood, tears and turned to debris, operate under the control and support of global powers.
Despite of the advantages they have, Islamic countries have fallen into enormous chaos and disorders through the interference of the imperialist Western states. As a result of this turmoil, the Islamic geography is suffering from a case of destruction and famine. Millions of Muslims are forced to choose between leaving their homes and homelands or left to die. Thousands of Muslims die in different ways on the way of migration, while those who succeed in migration are forced to live in poverty and misery.
Birleşmiş milletler mülteciler yüksek komiserliğinin 2016 verilerine göre sadece 5 milyon Suriye vatandaşı göç etmiştir. Kayıt altına alınamayan mültecilerle bu rakam daha da yükselmektedir Suriyeli mülteciler, Türkiye (2.749.140), Irak (249.726), Ürdün (629.128), Mısır (132.275), Lübnan (1.172.753) ve Kuzey Afrika’da diğer yerlere göç etmiştir. Bu rakamların dışında yoğun bir şekilde Avrupa’ya göç girişimleri olmakta ve büyük bir kısmı Ak Denizde yaşamlarını yitirmektedir. Bu olumsuzluklara rağmen Avrupa’ya yapılan sığınmacı başvuru sayısı 270.000’den fazla olmuştur.
According to the data provided from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2016, only 5 million Syrian citizens have emigrated.[x] This figure is even higher with unregistered refugees. Syrian refugees have migrated to Turkey (2.749.140), Iraq (249.726), Jordan (629.128), Egypt (132.275), Lebanon (1.172.753) and other places in North Africa . Regardless of these figures, there are intensive attempts to migrate to Europe and most of them lost their lives at the Mediterranean Sea. Despite these negativities, the total number of the registered refugees who were transferred to Europe was more than 270.000 refugees.
The Third World War continues as an undeclared war (Hybrid Warfare) against the Islamic countries. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Muslims who were left without authority, tried to maintain their existence by establishing small states but they lost their unity and togetherness, so they became easy prey for the global powers. The United States, the European Union, France, Russia and China aim to establish their authority in Islamic countries in order to take over the Islamic geography by conducting proxy wars with the terrorist organizations they control and the asymmetric methods of war they practice.
THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSAM ISLAMIC UNION CONGRESS
It will be executed on 01-03 November 2018 in Istanbul.
Issues related to the procedures and principles of Economic Cooperation for the Islamic Union will be examined under the heading “Islamic Economy and Common Economic Systems”.
Aim of this Congress;
On the road to Islamic unity, in the light of the provisions that guide economic life in Islamic jurisprudence, it is the determination of issues aimed at the determination and development of economic cooperation opportunities between Islamic countries.
The declarations presented by academicians, who will participate in the Second International ASSAM Islamic Union Congress, will be included under the following headings:
Economic Potentials And Structural Features Of Islamic Countries
Economic And Commercial Cooperation Between Islamic Countries
Trade Volume And Trade Potential Between Islamic Countries
Basic Economic Problems In Islamic Countries
Increasing Cooperation Between Islamic Countries
Cooperation In The Financial Sector
SECOND INTERNATIONAL ASSAM ISLAMIC UNION CONGRESS
Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2018
Announcement of accepted abstracts: 01 August 2018
Full text deadline: 01 October 2018
Congress date: 01-02-03 November 2018
Congresses of ASSAM
CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING THE ECONOMIC POWER OF ISLAMIC COUNTRIES
- Provisions in Islamic Fiqh (Qur'an and Sunnah) that guide economic life
1) Concept and Methodology of Islamic Economics
2) Consumption and Production in Islamic Economic Model
3) The Role Of The State In Islamic Economic Model
4) Insurance In Islamic Economic Model
5) Interest-Free Banking In The Islamic Economic Model
6) Zakat Application and Financial Politics in Islamic Economic Model
7) Economic Development In Islamic Economic Model
8) Economic Cooperation Between Islamic Countries
- Labour Force Of Islamic Countries;
1) Labor policy
2) Labor Force Training
3) Labor Force Status
5) Incoming Workers Going Abroad
6) Working Conditions and Procedures
7) Employee-Employer, Employee-State Relations
Production items and capacities of Islamic countries
1) Agricultural Product Production Items and Capacities
a) Agricultural Policies, Development Programs, Realization Rates
b) Effect of Agricultural Technology on Productivity
c) Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fishing, Forestry Activities and Production
d) Qualification Status As Agricultural Products
2) Industrial Product Production Items And Capacities
a) Industrialization Policies
b) Industrial Sectors, Production Quantities
c) Labor Force Working in Industry and Distribution to Industry Branches
d) Underground Mines
e) Energy Production And Qualification Status
f) Defense Industrial Production
I. Production of War, Weapons, Tools and Equipment
II. External Dependence as Defense Industry
III. Strategic Materials and Stocks
3) Trade Capacities
a) Domestic And Foreign Trade Policies
b) Commercial Companies And Professional Organizations
c) Price Movements
d) Imported And Exported Goods And The Countries With Which It is Associated
e) Restrictions On Foreign Trade, Sensitivities Of The Country's Economy
f) International Economic Organizations With Which It is Associated
d) Balance Of Payments
4) Tourism and Promotion
a) Tourism Policy and Education
b) Tourists Coming to the Country
c) Tourism Promotion Activities
d) Tourism Agreements
e) Hotel, Motel, Camping
5) Fiscal Policies
a) Budget, Emission Status, Currency Value, Gold And Currency Status, Directions
b) Aspects Of The Budget That Vary From Previous Years
c) Fiscal And Monetary Policies Of States
d) Distribution of Investments by Areas And Places Of Production
Export Items and Capacities of Islamic Countries
1) Agricultural Product Export Items and Capacities
2) Industrial Product Export Items and Capacities
- Import items and Volumes of Islamic Countries
1) Agricultural Product Export Items and Capacities
2) Industrial Product Export Items and Capacities
National Income and Distribution of Islamic Countries
Principles of Economic Cooperation Between Countries of the World
Principles of Economic Cooperation That Can be Established Between Islamic Countries