The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) was founded in October, 1993, a brain-child of Professor Ishaq Lakin Akintola, of the Islamic Studies Unit, Department of Religions and Peace Studies, Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos, Nigeria.
The organisation came into being against the alarming and discriminating acts against Islam and Muslims in all facets of life not only in Nigeria but all over the world. The fall out of this religious apartheid was the cynicism towards Islam, the suppression of the rights of Muslims and perhaps the most painful of which is the conversion of Muslim children into other religions and the attendant reduction in the population of the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria. Hence MURIC became a child of necessity.
In order to stem this ugly tide as well as to arrest the erratic propaganda and misinformation about Islam and Muslims, MURIC has adopted the philosophy of dialogue as an efficient tool with which to solve these problems, more so since Islam condemns aggression and violence. With this tool therefore, the organisation hopes to project, promote, protect and assert the rights of not only Muslims, but also the rights of all men from the perspective of Islam.