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Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – Founded on 25 September 1969

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OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) – MCQs

When Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was founded?

  1. August 25th, 1969
  2. September 25th, 1969
  3. October 25th, 1969
  4. November 25th, 1969

When the doleful incidence of fire took place in Al-Aqsa Mosque?

  1. August 21st, 1969
  2. September 21st, 1969
  3. October 21st, 1969
  4. November 21st, 1969

Where is the Al-Aqsa Mosque located?

  1. Mecca
  2. Jerusalem
  3. Medina
  4. Damascus

Who is best known for recapturing Jerusalem from the Crusades in the 12th century?

  1. Babur
  2. Halaku Khan
  3. Salahuddin
  4. Tipu Sultan

What is the Islamic date of the formation of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?

  1. Muharram 12th, 1389 Hijra
  2. Rabi’-al-Awwal 12th, 1389 Hira
  3. Jumada-I-Akhirah 12th, 1389 Hijra
  4. Rajab 12th, 1389 Hijra

The member of OIC whose membership was suspended?

  1. Palestine
  2. Iran
  3. Syria
  4. Yemen

How many members does the OIC have?

  1. 57
  2. 53
  3. 47
  4. 43

Following the criminal arson of Al-Aqsa Mosque, an Islamic Summit of _________ Muslim countries were held at Rabat, Morocco on September 25th, 1969.

  1. 22
  2. 24
  3. 26
  4. 28

OIC counts _________ observer states.

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
  4. 7

When the first ever meeting of Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM) was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia?

  1. 1972
  2. 1971
  3. 1970
  4. 1969

How many organizations possess the observer status of OIC?

  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. 4
  4. 5

When the Organisation of Islamic Conference did change its name to its current name?

  1. June 28th, 2011
  2. July 28th, 2011
  3. August 28th, 2011
  4. September 28th, 2011

Where did the 38th meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers take place on June 28th, 2011.

  1. Astana, Kazakhstan
  2. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  3. Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  4. Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Where did the first meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation take place?

  1. Lahore, Pakistan
  2. Baghdad, Iraq
  3. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  4. Rabat, Morocco

Where did the OIC Summit take place in 2019?

  1. Islamabad, Pakistan
  2. Saint Petersburg, Russia
  3. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  4. Mecca, Saudi Arabia

When did the 14th OIC meeting take place?

  1. May 31st, 2019
  2. June 12th, 2019
  3. July 27th, 2019
  4. August 18th, 2019

Who is the current secretary general of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?

  1. Al-Mu’tasim
  2. Amjad Hussain B. Sial
  3. Tunku Abdul Rehman
  4. Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen

Who was the first secretary general of OIC?

  1. Al-Mu’tasim
  2. Amjad Hussain B. Sial
  3. Tunku Abdul Rehman
  4. Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen

What country does the Dr. Yousef Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen belong to?

  1. Iran
  2. Malaysia
  3. Kuwait
  4. Saudi Arabia

What country does the Tunku Abdul Rehman belong to?

  1. Iran
  2. Malaysia
  3. Kuwait
  4. Saudi Arabia

What is the second largest intergovernmental organisation after UNO?

  1. European Union
  2. African Union
  3. League of Arab
  4. Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

Where did the second Islamic Summit take place in 1974?

  1. Lahore, Pakistan
  2. Baghdad, Iraq
  3. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  4. Rabat, Morocco

The Organisation of Islamic  Cooperation holds an Islamic Summit once every _________ years.

  1. Three
  2. Four
  3. Five
  4. Six

The secretary general of OIC appointed for a period of ________ years, renewable once only.

  1. Three
  2. Four
  3. Five
  4. Six

How many official languages does OIC have?

  1. Five
  2. Four
  3. Three
  4. Two

Following are the official languages of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?

  1. English, Arabic and French
  2. English, Arabic and Chinese
  3. English, Arabic and Russian
  4. English, Arabic and Syriac

The only member of OIC who is not the member of UNO?

  1. Albania
  2. Suriname
  3. Palestine
  4. Syria

The only European country who is the member of OIC?

  1. Switzerland
  2. Albania
  3. Italy
  4. Croatia

What is the capital of Guyana – Georgetown

  1. Tripoli
  2. N’Djamena
  3. Paramaribo
  4. Georgetown

What is the capital of Suriname – Paramaribo

  1. Tripoli
  2. N’Djamena
  3. Paramaribo
  4. Georgetown

Which of the following is the main objective behind the establishment of OIC?

  1. To destabilize NATO
  2. To promote Islamic solidarity safeguard holy places
  3. To combat terrorism
  4. To promote integrity among South Asian states

The charter of the Organization of Islamic Conference was adopted in _____?

  1. 1971
  2. 1972
  3. 1974
  4. 1981

The present charter of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was adopted by the 11th Islamic Summit held in _______ in March 2008.

  1. Trina, Albania
  2. Lahore, Pakistan
  3. Doha, Qatar
  4. Dakar, Senegal

Pakistan is the Chairman of OIC standing committee for _________ ?

  1. Economic Development
  2. Science and Technology
  3. Trade Promotion
  4. Environmental Protection

When did Pakistan join Organisation of Islamic Cooperation?

  1. 1972
  2. 1971
  3. 1970
  4. 1969

When Organisation of Islamic Cooperation appointed special envoy on Kashmir?

  1. 11th Islamic Summit –
  2. 12th Islamic Summit –
  3. 13th, Islamic Summit –
  4. 14th, Islamic Summit – Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Who is the OIC special envoy on Kashmir?

  1. Amjad Hussain (Pakistan)
  2. Yousef Aldobeay (Saudi Arabia)
  3. Muhammad Amin Didi (Maldives)
  4. None of these

Who was the Pakistani Secretary General of OIC from 1984 to 1988?

  1. Hassan Al-Touhami
  2. Hamid Algabid
  3. Yousef Al-Othaimeen
  4. Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada

CSS Notes

Introduction

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is the second largest organization after the United Nations, consisting of 57 member states with a population of over 1.9 billion as of 2019 spread over four continents. The Organization is the collective voice of the Muslim world. It endeavors to safeguard and protect the interests of the Muslim world in the spirit of promoting international peace and harmony among various people of the world.

Establishment of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

On 21 August 1969 a fire was started in the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem which destroyed part of the old wooden roof and a 800-year-old pulpit of Salahuddin (best known for recapturing Jerusalem from the Crusades in the 12th century). On 25 September 1969 (12th Rajab 1389 Hijra), a summit of representatives of 24 Muslim majority countries was held in Rabat, Morocco following the criminal arson of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.

In 1970 the first ever meeting of Islamic Conference of Foreign Minister (ICFM) was held in Jeddah which decided to establish a permanent secretariat in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia headed by the organization’s secretary general.

New Name and Emblem

On 28 June 2011 during the 38th Council of Foreign Ministers meeting (CFM) in Astana, Kazakhstan, the organisation changed its name from Organisation of the Islamic Conference to its current name (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation). The OIC also changed its logo at this time.

Membership

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has 57 members, 56 of which are also member states of the United Nations, the exception being Palestine. The majority of its member states are Muslim-majority countries, while others have significant Muslim populations, including several African and South American countries.

Asian Members with Capitals

  • Kazakhstan – Nur-sultan
  • Tajikistan – Dushanbe
  • Turkmenistan – Ashgabat
  • Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek
  • Azerbaijan – Baku
  • Uzbekistan – Tashkent
  • Bangladesh – Dacca
  • Pakistan – Islamabad
  • Afghanistan – Kabul
  • Iran – Tehran
  • Iraq – Baghdad
  • Turkey – Ankara
  • Brunei – Bandar Seri Begawan
  • Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur
  • Indonesia – Jakarta
  • Maldives – Male
  • Saudi Arabia – Riyadh
  • Yemen – Sana’a
  • Oman – Muscat
  • United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi
  • Qatar – Doha
  • Bahrain – Manama
  • Kuwait – Kuwait City
  • Syria – Damascus (Suspended)
  • Jordan – Amman
  • Lebanon – Beirut
  • Palestine – Ramallah, East Jerusalem

African Members with Capitals

  • Egypt – Cairo
  • Libya – Tripoli
  • Tunisia – Tunis
  • Algeria – Algiers
  • Morocco – Rabat
  • Sudan – Khartoum
  • Chad – N’Djamena
  • Niger – Niamey
  • Mali – Bamako
  • Mauritania – Nouakchott
  • Djibouti – Djibouti
  • Cameroon – Yaoundé
  • Nigeria – Abuja
  • Benin – Porto Novo
  • Togo – Lomé
  • Burkina Faso – Ouagadougou
  • Ivory Coast – Yamoussoukro
  • Guinea – Conakry
  • Guinea Bissau – Bissau
  • Sierra Leone – Freetown
  • Gambia – Banjul
  • Senegal – Dakar
  • Somalia – Mogadishu
  • Uganda – Kampala
  • Gabon – Libreville
  • Mozambique – Mogadishu
  • Comoros – Moroni

European Members with Capitals

  • Albania – Tirana

South American Members with Capitals

  • Suriname – Paramaribo
  • Guyana – Georgetown

Observer States

Organisation of Islamic Cooperation counts five observer states.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sarajevo
  • Central African Republic – Bangui
  • Northern Cyprus – Nicosia
  • Thailand – Bangkok
  • Russia – Moscow

Observer International Organisations

  • League of Arab States – 1975
  • United Nations – 1976
  • Non – Aligned Movement – 1977
  • African Union – 1977
  • Economic Cooperation Organization – 1995

Charter

The charter of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was signed on September 25th, 1969 and adopted by the 3rd ICFM session held in 1972, which laid down the objectives and principles of the organization and fundamental purposes to strengthen the solidarity and cooperation among the member states.

The charter was amended to keep pace with the developments that have unraveled across the world. The present charter of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was adopted by the 11th Islamic Summit held in Dakar in March 2008.

Official Language

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has permanent delegations to United Nations and the European Union and has 3 official languages i.e. Arabic, English and French.

Secretary General

The Secretary General of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is elected by the Council of Foreign Ministers for a period of five years, renewable once only. The Secretary-General is elected from among nationals of the Member States. The Secretary General assumes the following responsibilities:

  • coordinate and harmonize, the work of the relevant Organs of the Organisation;
  • prepare the programme and the budget of the General Secretariat;
  • follow-up the implementation of decisions, resolutions and recommendations of the Islamic Summits, and Councils of Foreign Ministers and other Ministerial meetings;
  • promote communication among Member States;
  • submit annual reports to the Council of Foreign Ministers on the work of the Organisation;
  • facilitate consultations and exchange of views as well as the dissemination of information that could be of importance to Member States;
  • perform such other functions as are entrusted to him by the Islamic Summit or the Council of Foreign Ministers.

List of Secretary Generals

The first secretary general of OIC was native of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman; the current and eleventh secretary general of OIC is Dr. Yousaf Bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen (received his on Tuesday, 29th November 2016) who is national of Saudi Arabia. Personalities having been Elected OIC Secretaries General since 1971 are mentioned below.

OIC-Organisation-of-Islamic-Cooperation-List-of-Secretary-Generals

Secretariat

The Permanent Secretariat is the executive organ of the Organisation, entrusted with the implementation of the decisions of the two preceding bodies, and is located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is Dr. Yousef A. Al-Othaimeen. He received his office on, Tuesday, 29 November 2016.

Islamic Summits

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation holds an Islamic Summit once every three years. At the summit, heads of state discuss ways to achieve the charter’s objectives and make policy decisions that concern its member states. The first meeting was held Rabat, Morocco on 22 – 25 September 1969 and second took place at Lahore, Pakistan on 22 – 24 February 1974. Most recent and 14th took place at Macca, Saudi Arabia on May 31, 2019.

Goals and Objectives of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

  • Islamic solidarity among member states.
  • The struggle of all Muslim people to safeguard their dignity, independence and national rights.
  • Eliminate racial discrimination and all forms of colonialism.
  • Full equality among member states.
  •  The settlement of any dispute that might arise among Member States by peaceful means such as negotiations, mediation, conciliation and arbitration.
  • Support the struggle of the Palestinian people and assist them in recovering their rights and liberating their occupied territories.
  • Observation of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of each State.

Conclusion

There has been tremendous stress and emphasis by the Islamic world leaders on OIC to improve its working and introduce new reforms which can revitalize the whole organisation and prove to be more beneficial for the Muslim Ummah. Unfortunately due to events of 9/11 and emerging concept of Islamophobia, the Muslim world faces enormous problems and the western powers because of their national interests have succeeded in sowing the seeds of anarchy and defragmentation among the Muslim world. The challenges that are being faced by the Muslim world requires a stronger response of OIC. The issues of Chechnya, Kashmir and Palestine remain still unsolved because of their utter economic backwardness, lack of military and technological facilities. Therefore the reorganization and rejuvenation of the OIC is strongly desired which can provide Muslims a better platform to rid themselves of the unrepresentative and oppressive temporal authority. There is also a need of a realistic attitude on part of the organization as Muslim Ummah and intellectuals because of their collective efforts can help achieve a greater measure of progress relating to the Muslim world.

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