The ministry of endowments and Islamic is one of the most important ministries of the republic of Somaliland, it was founded in 1991; the ministry reached many achievements since the date founded. The most remarkable prospects made achievement included the construction of the head quarter building, setting up of the regionals offices in the main Somaliland cities and employment of approximately 130 stuffs.  On the other hand the ministry has succeeded with the support of Allah to make Somaliland an area free from religious based conflicts.


The vision for theMinistry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs is a spiring to be an effective government institution that ensures spiritual and religious values to Somalis based on the Islamic law in order to build a good citizen on the understanding of and believing in Allah and right to religion and contribution to development of Somaliland


The mission for the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs is to promote the development and management of religious affairs and contribute to development of Somaliland in accordance with Islamic concept including teaching Islamic religion, producing qualified and well trained Islamic teachers, setting the standards of religious schools, providing good mosques, and worship places, which is easy to access and suitable environment of worship making Somaliland free from religion disputes.


The Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs is mandated to develop, manage and promote the Islamic Fatwa, Islamic Schools and Mosques, Islamic orientation for Somaliland people and endowment affairs to ensure spiritual, religious values and development of Somaliland andto identify and announce officially the commencement of Ramadan and Eid celebration.

Core Values

The operations, management and performance of the MoEIA will be guided by the following core values



Quran Norms and Guidance

Somaliland is Muslim nation, have the Islamic values and guided by the Quran in line with the mandate of the MoEIA

Human Right

The Quran and Muslim rules  are clearly described the human rights which every Muslim must respect and follow in the operations, management and performance of MoEIA

Good governance and accountability

One of the most important fundamentals of Islam is Accountability. The Quran also indicates how important is accountability in line with the mandate of the MoEIA.


Uphold openness in all activities and in provision of services be MoEIA


MoEIA is trusted and trustworthy, staff are honest and open with each other and the public and are impartial and non-partisan

Core Functions


The following are the functions of the Ministry of Endowment and Islamic Affairs:-

  • Advise the government in the aspect of the religion and Islamic sharia.
  • Ensure there is no any other religion disseminating in the Republic of Somaliland.
  • Prevent the bad behaviors against the Islamic religion and the good culture of Somaliland people.
  • Manage and supervise the Haj affairs or activities.
  • Make the Imams well prepared and more aware.
  • Register the Imams of mosques.
  • Educate people on the “does” and “don’ts” in Islamic religion.
  • Manage and control the fixed endowments and encourage the people to donate towards endowment and the support of relief programs.
  • Encourage the citizens Quran memorization and learning of its accompanied knowledge.
  • Support and develop the Qur’anic schools and the centers learned by Islamic religion.
  • Encourage the building of the mosques, their administration and management of the public property lands allocated to mosques and Qur’anic schools by local governments.
  • Increase the relationship between the government and the Islamic agents.
  • Declare and make sure the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Eid days and the other religious days are adhered to.
  • Prevent non Islamic missionaries to enter the country of the Somaliland.
  • Produce the official fatwas (the Islamic sharia view towards specific issue or event) and setting up the rules and procedures of slaughtering
  •  Unification of the curriculum of the Islamic institutes (macaahidda diiniga ah) and Qur’anic schools in the country.
  • Undertake other responsibilities assigned by the other country laws and acts.
  • Institutionalization of human resource management and development policies and procedures for enhancing productivity and performance.