Union of Islamic Communities of Spain

Union of Islamic Communities of Spain
Founded 1981
Founder Muslim Association of Spain
Origins Muslim Students Union of Spain
Key people Sir Riaj Tatary
Website .orgucide

The Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (UCIDE) is a religious organization with a centered in Madrid. It is supported by Spanish Islamic religious communities. UCIDE is registered in the Registry of Religious Entities at the Spanish Ministry of Justice.

Its purpose is the development of Islamic religious activities.

It is a co-founder of the European Union. The elected president is Sir Riaj Tatary, who is part of the Advisory Commission on Religious Freedom.


  • History 1
  • Representatives 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


In the 1960's groups of

In 1989 the "declaration of notorious rooting" of Islam in Spain, was developed, prior to the negotiation and signing the "Cooperation Agreement" between the Spanish State and the "Islamic Commission of Spain", which was established for this purpose with another federation in 1992.[1] The Economic Convention about teachers of Islamic religious education in schools and the curriculum of the courses to study was approved and published by early 1996. That same year it created in Strasbourg the "Muslim Council for Cooperation in Europe" (CMCE), with UCIDE as a founding member.

In 2006, the inclusion at the Social Security system for imams and the regulation of prison religious assistants was achieved. The Union of Islamic Communities of Spain has collaboration agreements with Al-Azhar University in Cairo andthe Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which participates in joint projects with the Spanish State’s Foundation for Pluralism and Coexistence.


UCIDE representatives include:

  • President: Sir Riaj Tatary, commander of the Meritorious Civil Service Order, and vice-president of the Muslim Council for Cooperation in Europe.
  • Vice-president: Mr. Helal J. Abboshi, president of the Islamic Community of Madrid, Abu-Bakr Mosque, and general secretary of the Muslim Association of Spain.

The Union is headquartered at the offices of the Islamic Community of Madrid, Abu-Bakr Mosque (Madrid). UCIDE also adopts the regional organization of the State, coordinated from its regional offices with their elected representatives.

See also


  1. ^ "LEY 26/1992, DE 10 DE NOVIEMBRE, POR LA QUE SE APRUEBA EL ACUERDO DE COOPERACION DEL ESTADO CON LA COMISION ISLAMICA DE SPA~4A". Spanish government. 12 November 1992. Retrieved November 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Islamedia website

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