We, Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar,
Fulfilling our goals to lay down the basis of democratic rule by ratifying a permanent constitution that establishes the fundamental foundations of community, and accomplishes the people's participation in decision-making and guarantees their rights and freedoms;
Recognizing the importance of our Arab and Islamic affiliation, of which we are so proud,
Noting with satisfaction the results of the Referendum on the Permanent Constitution of the State of Qatar, on 29th April 2003, and its approval by an overwhelming majority of citizens,
Taking into account Article 141 of the Permanent Constitution,
Have decreed the following Constitution which shall be published in the Official Gazette one year after it is issued, during which time constitutional institutions shall be completed, and necessary measures thereto be undertaken by Law.