Islamic Commission of Spain

Islamic Commission of Spain (Spanish: Comisión Islámica de España) is the representative organ of Islam and Muslims before the citizenship and the Administration for the representation, negotiation, signature and follow-up on the Islam - State agreements adopted in Law 26/1992.[1] The Islamic Commission of Spain meets periodically with representatives of the Administration in the Mixed Paritary Commission; in addition to the conjunctural communications with the Ministry of the Presidency on legislative initiatives, and with the Main Directorate of Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Justice.[2]

Islamic Commission of Spain
Key people
Mr. Mohamed Ajana
Dr. Aiman Adlbi


First President (before General Secretary) of the Islamic Commission of Spain, Riaj Tatary Bakry, died in April 2020.[3]

The elected president in 2020 is Dr Aiman Adlbi.[4]

Historical summaryEdit

In 1967 the first law allowing Muslims to organize themselves, after a gap of centuries, was promulgated in Spain, leading to the establishment in 1968 of the first local Muslim Association in Spain in Melilla, and in 1971, the first national association, the Association of Muslims in Spain (AME), which has its headquarters in Madrid.[5] Under the Spanish Constitution the Statutory Law of Religious Freedom is promulgated, now in force, and the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain was constituted (UCIDE), as well as the Spanish Federation of Islamic Religious Entities (FEERI), which together constitute the Islamic Commission of Spain (CIE), UCIDE is a member of the Muslim Council for Cooperation in Europe (MCCE) in Brussels, which is a consultative body to the European Union. [6]


Previous to the statutes of 2015, the direction of CIE was made up by the presidents of these two federations, UCIDE and FEERI. However, the current statute has two main representative bodies: the governing body (junta directiva) and the permanent committee (comisión permanente). The governing body comprises the president, the secretary, and the treasurer.[7]

Governing body:

After the death of Dr. Riaj Tatary by CoViD19 and elections in 2020:[8]

  • President: Dr Aiman Adlbi.
  • Secretary: Mr Mohamed Ajana.

Permanent Committee:

  • The permanent committee is made up of 25 members which are proportional to the number of religious communities. The federations and religious communities integrated in the CIE are the ones responsible for the assignment of the members. [9]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Cooperation Agreement Between the Spanish State and the Islamic Commission of Spain". ReligLaw. 12 November 1992. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Awaited recognition for Muslims in Spain". Religious Toleration and Peace. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Islam in Madrid - Muslim Organizations". 8 March 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Riay Tatary Bakry, president of the Islamic Commission of Spain, passes away". Atalayar. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  5. ^ "The Governance of Cultural Diversities in Spain". Liège Université. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Dialogue with Religions, Churches and Humanisms - Issues". Muslim Council for Cooperation in Europe. European Commission. 2012. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  7. ^ Casa Real de España, La Zarzuela (2 February 2017). "Audiencia a la Junta Directiva de la Comisión Islámica de España" (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  8. ^ "COVID-19: Muslims Mourn Spanish Scholar Riay Tatary". AboutIslam. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  9. ^ Comisión Islámica de España, CIE. "Estatutos de la Comisión Islámica de España 2015" (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 24 April 2020.

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