Mohammed issues law on Department of Islamic Affairs
In his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued Law No.2 of 2011 regulating the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai.
The new legislation defines the department's powers and functions, provides oversight concerning the financing of charitable institutions in Dubai and governs the activities of the above mentioned bodies.
Under the revised rules the scope of the Department of Islamic Affairs extends to drafting general policies regarding Islamic affairs and charitable activities in the Dubai, disseminating information about Islamic culture and developing religious awareness in local society, as well as reviewing the publication of the holy Quran, Islamic literature and other religious broadcasts in Dubai. (...)