At Daliel, Islam as a way of life is central and is therefore the platform that guides Dutch Muslims in the application of Islamic principles. Daliel does this by translating classical Islam into a contemporary context.
Muslims in the Netherlands (and the West in general) have historically found themselves in a unique situation. Never before in history has such a large group of Muslims lived under a non-Islamic authority on a permanent basis, in the sense that the vast majority of them expect to grow old here and produce new generations, without going back to their 'own country'. The muslims in the Netherlands are an inseparable part of Dutch society.
However, there is no central religious authority in the Netherlands that protects the specific religious rights of muslims and represents the interests of this group. This means that the muslims have to do this themselves, especially in the present era in which these rights are gradually being restricted. Daliel exists to help Muslims do that.
On the basis of various expertises, thorough and scientifically sound studies, we look for solutions and answers to the modern challenges facing the Muslim community today. We discuss the role of islam in the Netherlands, participate in the social debate and focus on cooperation between parties for the benefit of the general interest of muslims. Daliel researches, analyses, discusses and publishes issues that arise today and offers these solutions through various channels and media to the community.