Islamic Affairs

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Islamic Affairs have effectively broadened their outreach, impacting numerous societal segments across the Kingdom with well-formulated discourse and comprehensive programs. These initiatives have been pivotal in nurturing an environment of unity and heartfelt camaraderie among the diverse communities within the citizenry.

In parallel, the establishment of the King Hamad Global Center for Peaceful Coexistence in 2018, under the auspices of the Royal Court and headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain, extends these efforts globally. This institution upholds the nation's historical values of openness and the promotion of peace, principles that are central to the "Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration" issued on September 13, 2017, in Los Angeles, USA. Reflecting the Kingdom of Bahrain's commitment to fostering intercultural dialogue and understanding, the center underscores the global aspiration for peace and unity amidst diversity.

The Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Waqf in the Kingdom plays a vital role in fostering social unity. Through its insightful discourse and programs, it reaches various societal segments, cultivating an atmosphere of brotherhood and affection among the people.

Central to the Ministry's mission is the preservation of justice, rights, and freedoms in accordance with the constitution and law. This is achieved through an independent and specialized judicial body backed by an advanced legal and administrative apparatus. Additionally, the Ministry is committed to the teachings of the Holy Quran and Sharia, promoting a moderate Islamic culture and dialogue. It also manages zakat and donations, supports Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, and is involved in building and financing mosques. Moreover, the Ministry introduces the essence of Islam to both visitors and residents of the Kingdom.

Adapting to modern times, the Ministry provides many of its services through the National Portal This includes a wide array of services such as Hajj and Umrah arrangements, Public Prosecution services, criminal order payments, and various licensing and enforcement services. The National Portal also features notifications, court services, and the Islamiyat mobile app, covering aspects like Holy Quran Affairs, zakat, donations, and prayer timings. This technological integration demonstrates the Ministry's commitment to preserving Islamic values while advancing in step with the Kingdom's social and technological developments.

Bahrain's International Quran Competition (Global Reciter) is a global competition organized by the Kingdom for the recitation of the Holy Quran that allows participants from all over the world to participate digitally in this high-level contest. The whole process of the global competition is digital. Potential participants register online, enter their details, and upload their recitations video clips where juries remotely and from different territories evaluate the recitations according to the set criteria.


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As we navigate through the digital age, Bahrain confirms its commitment to transparency and innovation through the Open Data initiative through Bahrain’s Open Data Portal. This platform is a testament to our dedication to making government data openly available, supporting the principles of accountability and enabling informed decision-making. By providing access to a treasure trove of data, we empower everyone to explore, analyze, and create solutions that drive social and economic progress. The initiative underscores our belief in the power of data to transform lives, foster a culture of knowledge-sharing, and stimulate growth.

We encourage you to leverage this valuable resource, sparking innovation and contributing to the Kingdom’s development. For an enriching journey into the world of Open Data, and to explore the possibilities, visit Bahrain’s Open Data Portal.

Together, let's embrace the opportunity to contribute to Bahrain's digital evolution and ensure that our journey towards national development is a shared endeavor. 

As part of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s unwavering commitment to fostering digital participation, you are invited to explore the available participation topics. Your engagement and contributions are crucial in shaping the digital landscape of the Kingdom of Bahrain, reflecting our collective vision for a future built on the principles of innovation, inclusivity, and progress. Explore more on how you can actively participate in discussions, share your insights, and collaborate on initiatives that are at the heart of our nation's growth.

For a broader exploration of topics and to join the conversation, please visit eParticipation.  

Content Last Updated: 25 Jun, 2024

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