Islam and the Kuwaiti Constitution
Most of the Kuwaiti population embraces Islam and majority of the Kuwaiti Muslims are Sunnis and the rest are Shia’a. Adherents of other religions are given the complete freedom to practice their own rituals provided that no prejudice may occur against Islam. Christian families practice their own religious rituals with complete freedom in the churches found in Kuwait. This freedom is endorsed by the Kuwaiti government, a matter which enhances the coherence and interdependence of the nation.
Islam sets the required spiritual, social, economic and political standards for establishing a stable and balanced society. Viewing individuals as the cornerstones of societies, Islam encourages individuals to conduct studies and disseminate scientific information all the time.
Islam in the Kuwaiti Society
The influence of Islam is profoundly endorsed in the sincere souls and societies that truly believe in it and abides by Islamic Sharia (Islamic law). Among the Arab communities, the Kuwaiti society is greatly influenced by Islam. As it is located in the Arabian Peninsula, the cradle of Islam, Kuwait is an Islamic country since ancient ages. Consequently, the obligation to the tolerant teachings of Islam, commitment with its provisions and abiding by its beliefs is a part of the nature of the Kuwaiti people. Since the establishment of the State of Kuwait, the influence of Islam was highly apparent.