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Vol. 13 No. 20 27 Shawwal 1439/11 July 2018
Comment and Analysis
Distress and Alarm at
Suspected Cases of Kidnapping
A PRESS STATEMENT
(For Immediate Release)

The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA) expresses alarm and
distress at the news of yet another apparent case of kidnapping
as has been reported.

This morning, Mr Liyaqat Parker, a prominent Cape Town‐based
businessman, was reported as missing, under circumstances that
have raised suspicion of a case of kidnapping.

Mr Parker’s case follows that of Mr Shiraz Gattoo, another
prominent member of our community and businessman, in
Johannesburg, who has been missing since Saturday 10 March 2018.
We have been made to understand that a Durban-based businessman,
was also kidnapped a few weeks ago and is still missing.

There has been a spate of kidnappings over the past two years.
As such, our community is troubled and concerned by such
suspected cases of kidnapping, which were once rare, but now
seemingly taking a pattern.

We appeal to the Minister of Police as well as the National
Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) and all
relevant law enforcement agencies to prioritise these cases, in
order to stymie any criminal elements that are involved in
kidnappings.

We pray for the safety of the kidnapped community members so
that they can return and reunite with their families.

We request congregants at all mosques and all people of goodwill
to pray for their safe return.

We further appeal to anyone with relevant information to contact
law enforcement agencies.

Issued by:

E.I. Bham (Moulana)
Secretary General
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa
Johannesburg

09 July 2018

Question and Answer

Question:

I’ve completed my last will and testament that was compiled by
the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa. Do I need to have the will registered somewhere or
do I need a religious body to review and approve it? Does it
need to be lodged with any specific organisation?

Your assistance in this regard will be much appreciated.

Was salaam.

Answer:


The completed Will does not normally have to be lodged with any
organization. It would stay with all your other important
documents. It is important, however, for it to be reviewed. You
can telephone 011 373 8000 to make an appointment to have it
reviewed by the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa.
Sermon of the Week
Da’wah and
Tabligh – Inviting towards Allah (6 of 6)

• ‘Alqamah ibn Sa‘id radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that one day
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam delivered a sermon
praising certain Muslim tribes and then said: “What has happened
to certain tribes who neither inculcate an understanding of Deen
in their neighbours; nor do they teach them, nor advise them,
nor enjoin them to do good, nor forbid them from evil? What has
happened to certain tribes who neither acquire knowledge from
their neighbours, nor attain an understanding of Deen, nor
accept any advice? I swear by Allah! These people must teach
knowledge to their neighbours, and must inculcate an
understanding of Deen in them, advise them, enjoin them what is
right, and forbid them from what is wrong. The other people must
acquire knowledge of Deen from their neighbours, attain an
understanding of Deen and accept advice. If this does not
happen, I would soon give them a strong punishment in this
world.” Then he came down. People began talking as to who are
referred to? Some said: “These are the people of Al Ash’ari
tribe. They have understanding of Deen while the villagers
living in their vicinity are ignorant of Deen. This news reached
the Al Ash’ari people. They came to Rasullullah sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam and said: “O Rasulallah! You have praised
certain tribes and have shown displeasure about us. What is our
fault?” He said: That people should teach their neighbours
knowledge of Deen, advise them, enjoin them to do good, and
forbid them from evil. Others must acquire knowledge from their
neighbours, receive advice from them, inculcate an understanding
of Deen. If this does not happen, I will soon punish all of them
strongly in this world.” The Al-Ash‘ari people said: “O
Rasulallah! Do we have to inculcate understanding in others (In
another narration: “Will we be punished for their ignorance?”)
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam repeated his statement.
They repeated: “O Rasulallah! Do we have to inculcate
understanding in others (In another narration: Will we be
punished for their ignorance?) Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi
wasallam again reiterated his words. At this, the Al-Ash’ari
people said: “Give us one year for this work.” He granted them a
year to inculcate an understanding of Deen in them, teach them
and advise them. Then Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam
recited this verse of Al-Qur’an: “Curses were pronounced on
those among Bani Isra’il who rejected faith by Dawud, and ‘Isa
ibn Maryam. They disobeyed and persisted in transgression, and
did not forbid one another. Verily, this was an evil on their
part.” (Tabrani, Targhib)

• Usama ibn Zaid radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates: I heard
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying: “A man will be
brought on the Day of Resurrection and cast into the Fire, and
his intestines will come out in Fire, and he will go around them
as a donkey goes around a mill-stone. The inhabitants of Hell
will gather around him and ask: “O you so and so, what happened
to you? Were you not enjoining us to do good and forbidding us
from evil?” He would reply: “I was enjoining upon you to do
good, but was not doing it myself; and I was forbidding you from
evil, but was doing it myself.” (Bukhari)

• Anas ibn Malik radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “I passed on the night of
ascension (Mi’raj) by a people whose lips were being cut with
scissors of fire.” I asked Jibra’il: “Who are they?” He told me:
“They are the religious orators from amongst the people of the
world, who enjoined upon others to do good but were neglectful
of themselves, though they read the Book of Allah. Were they not
sensible?” (Musnad Ahmad)

 
Words of Wisdom
Hadith of the Week
Narrated Anas ibn Malik; AbuSa’id: The
Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “O Allah, grant me life as a
poor man, cause me to die as a poor man, and resurrect me in the
company of the poor.” Aisha asked him why he had said this, and
he replied, “Because they will enter Paradise forty years before
the rich. Do not turn away a poor man, Aisha, even if all you
can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them
near you, Aisha, Allah will bring you near Him on the Day of
Resurrection.”
Tirmidhi and Bayhaqi, in Shu’ab al-Iman, transmitted and Ibn
Majah transmitted it up to “in the company of the poor” on the
authority of Abu Sa’id.

(Al-Tirmidhi)

Quote of the Week
Our crisis is in fact an intellectual one,
and it is very serious. When intellectual activity and output in
the Muslim world is sound and when the Muslim Ummah once again
derives its fundamental and highest legitimacy for its existence
from attachment to the Qur’an and the Sunnah, it will then be
able to uphold the message of Islam and build a civilization

despite the hardships and severity of our material
circumstances.

(Sheikh Taha Jabir al Alwani)

Saying of the Week
If a rich man eats a snake
people say, “This is wisdom!” If a poor man eats a snake people
say, “This is folly!”

(Lebanese Proverb)

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Updates
Moonsighting for the
Start of
Dhu al Qa’da 1439
The crescent of the
next month of Dhu al Qa’da 1438 will be sought in the evening of
Friday 13 July 2018. In Johannesburg, at sunset, the hilaal will
be 12 hours 44 minutes.

In case of a confirmed sighting, 1st Dhu al Qa’da 1439 shall be
on Saturday 14 July 2018. Otherwise, Shawwal 1439 shall last 30
days with 1st Dhu al Qa’da 1439, shall be on 15 July 2018.

The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa’s Central Hilaal Committee acts
on behalf of the United Ulama Council in the coordination of the
sighting of the moon.

In the light and spirit of the Sunnah, we appeal to jamaats to
go out and seek the sighting of the next month’s crescent as
well as every new crescent.

Please report news
of sighting to: 083 786 2859.

Useful Links
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa
www.islamsa.org.za
South African National
Halaal Authority
www.sanha.org.za
Jamiah Ulum al Islamiyyah
www.jamiah.co.za
United Ulama Council of South Africa
www.uucsa.org.za
Muslim AIDS
Programme
011 373 8080
 

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