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Vol. 13 No. 39 13 Rabi al Awwal 1440/21 November 2018
Comment and Analysis
Tolerance and a culture of
non-violence begin at home
Beneath the veneer of freedom, violent
battles are raging for so long. Almost one-sidedly, the victims
are women and children.

The consequences of this rampant menace are too important to
keep ignoring. It is required from all of us to respond as a
matter of urgency in order to preserve our humanity.

Violence and abuse against women and children is a scourge which
is threatening the core of our society’s moral fibre. It
manifests itself as subtle and soft as well as observable and
hard.

It is soft when it is emotional as one party exercises
inappropriate power over another through withholding of support
towards dependants, unleashing verbal abuse or other forms of
non-physical harassment.

This form of abuse is latent but often escalates to the hard
form, the violent type. Reports of rape, assault and physical
abuse keep coming at an alarming rate, pointing towards a
serious crisis of this phenomenon.

Almost each and every year one hears a story of unthinkable
violent abuses of women and children, setting dubious records of
things unheard of before.

Even when statistics may give a hint of a decline in the number
of incidents, the gravity and brutality of the few incidents
that are still taking place indicate a degree of degeneracy that
we have to stamp out.

For now, we still cringe at such news with shock. The risk we
run however is that, by virtue of the frequency of exposure to
such reports, these crimes, though in decline, can become an odd
norm in our society where we can eventually become desensitised
to.

Faith-based organisations, communities, civil society and
government need to join hands, in the reclaiming of our
humanity, by putting in place measures that deter the incidence
of such violations of the dignity of persons, the sacredness of
the human body and life.

Just explaining the causes and factors that give rise to
violence against women and children is not enough. At the same
time, punishments that are meted at perpetrators of such
violence come only after the act, without much consolation for
the victim who is either murdered, maimed, infected with a
disease an permanently traumatically hurt.

Such realities then point to the important role of good
upbringing of children, especially boys, who have to internalise
the values of respect for women among other vulnerable groups.

Tolerance and a culture of non-violence begin at home. It is
supported by empirical evidence that the one who has grown up
exposed to abusive tendencies, anti-social and violent behaviour
will very likely become an abusive and violent adult too.

Parents have to be the role models of our children in the home,
where it all starts.

Note: The 16 Days of Activism Campaign is held from 25
November to 10 December every year. However, the success of this
campaign rests on our daily individual and collective actions to
safeguard our society against this cycle of abuse.

Indonesia Tsunami
Relief
In the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean
tsunami that struck the South East Asia region the most, the
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa set out to develop infrastructure
for the long-term use of the community of Banda Aceh in
Indonesia.

The project which was supported by the South African community,
including corporations, saw the erection of an entire village of
homes, school blocks as well as a mosque. These facilities
remain in use today, alhamdulillah.

In the same spirit, following the latest destruction of
livelihoods, homes and infrastructure due to yet another
tsunami, we appeal to South Africans of goodwill to commit and
make contributions that will go towards a fund for the provision
of relief and rehabilitation of humanity in need in Indonesia.

Kindly channel contributions as follows:

Account Name: Jamiatul Ulama South Africa – Relief
Bank: Nedbank – Fordsburg
Account Number: 1953 285 937
Branch Code: 195 305
Ref: Indonesia Tsunami Relief
(Specify Your Name / Zakah or Lillah)
Email: finance@jamiatsa.org
WhatsApp: +27613738000.

Question and Answer

Question:
Assalaamu ‘alaikum
I would like to know whether it is a requirement for a wife to
obtain written proof that her husband has divorced her so that
she can perhaps re-marry?
Jazak-Allahu khairan.
Answer:

If Talaaq has been issued verbally, it is
not a condition for the validity thereof that it be reduced to
writing. It is however advisable that the husband confirm the
verbal Talaaq in writing so that such written confirmation may
serve as proof that the marriage has formerly ended and that the
woman is able to marry someone else.
Sermon of the Week
Good Deeds in
the Path of Allah (5 of 10)

• Sa‘id ibn Jumhan rahmatullah says: I asked Safinah
radhiyallahu ‘anhu about his name. He replied: “I will tell you
about my name. Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam named me
Safinah.” I asked: “Why did he give you the name of Safinah?” He
said: “Once Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam came on a
journey along with his Sahabah. Their luggage was heavy for
them, so Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam asked me to
spread my sheet, which I spread. He put all their luggage on the
sheet, then put it over me, and said: “Carry it. You are a
Safinah (a sailing boat).” He says: “Regardless of one or two
camel loads, that day, if it were five or six camel loads, it
would not have been heavy for me.” (Hilyah, Isabah)

• Ahmar radhiyallahu ‘anhu, the freed slave of Umm Salamah
radhiyallahu ‘anha narrates: “We were on an expedition. (We
passed by a valley or a stream) I started helping people in
crossing the stream or valley. Nabi Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam
told me: “You have become a Safinah (a sailing boat) today.”
(Isabah)

• ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that on the
day of Badr, there was one camel for every three men. He says:
“Abu Lubabah and ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib were the travelling mates of
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam.” He says: “When it was
the turn of Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam to dismount,
they both said: “We would walk for you.” Rasullullah sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam replied: “You two are not stronger than me, and
I am in no less need for reward then you.” (Sharhhus Sunnah lil
Baghawi)

• Sahl ibn Sa‘id radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “During a journey the leader
of a group is the one who serves the most. He who excels his
companions in service cannot be excelled by anyone, on account
of his deeds, except by martyrdom.” (Baihaqi)

• Nu’man ibn Bashir radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “(To be attached
to…) the Jama‘ah is a blessing and separating (from the
Jama‘ah) is a punishment.” (Musnad Ahmad, Bazzar, Tabarani)

• ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “If people knew
what I know, of travelling alone, no rider would ever travel
alone at night.” (Bukhari)

• Anas radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam said: “Do travel in the early part of the
night, for the earth is folded during the night.” (Abu Dawud)

• ‘Amr ibn Shuayb radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “A single rider is a Shaytan
and a pair of riders is a pair of Shaytans and three riders are
a Jama’ah.” (Tirmidhi)

• Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “The Shaitan intends to do
evil to one or two persons, but if they are three then he does
not intend to do evil to them.” (Bazzar, Majma-‘uz-Zawa-id)

• Abu Dhar radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Two men are better than one,
and three are better than two, and four are better than three.
So, it is incumbent on you to be in a Jama‘ah; for Allah will
never unite my Ummah on anything except on Hidayah (guidance).”
(Musnad Ahmad)

• ‘Arfajah ibn Shuraih Al-Ashja‘i radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates
that Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Indeed
Allah’s hand is on Jama‘ah. Indeed Shaytan is with the one who
has separated himself from the Jama‘ah and provokes him.”
(Nasa‘i)

• Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that while
travelling, Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam used to
remain behind; and used to urge forward the weaker animals, and
give a ride to the one on foot and pray for all of them. (Abu
Dawud)

• Abu Sa‘id Al-Khudri radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “When three set
out on a journey, they must make one of them as their Ameer.”
(Abu Dawud)

 
Words of Wisdom
Hadith of the Week
Narrated Aisha: Allah’s Messenger (peace be
upon him) said, “Do you know who will go first on the Day of
Resurrection to the shade of Allah, Who is Great and Glorious?”
Then on receiving the reply that Allah and His Messenger (peace
be upon him) knew best, he said, “Those who when given what is
right accept it, when asked for something give freely, and who
judge in favour of others as they do for themselves.”

(Al-Tirmidhi)

Quote of the Week
The reality of manners is that it results
from beautiful character. Thus, manners is the manifestation of
the integrity and strength in one’s inward personality into
action.

(Ibn Rajab)

Saying of the Week
A friend praises you behind
your back; an enemy only praises you in front of you.

(Uighur Saying)

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Updates
Jami’ah Al-‘Ulum
Al-Islamiyyah’s
9th Annual Bukhari Jalsa
Jami‘ah al-‘Ulum al-Islamiyyah, the
Instistute of Islamic Higher Learning of the Jamiatul Ulama
South Africa will host their 9th annual Khatmul
Bukhari/Graduation Jalsa on Sunday, the 2nd of December, 2018 at
the Mayfair Jumu’ah Masjid. Proceedings will commence at 9am and
expected to conclude at Dhuhr. The programme for the Jalsa is as
follows:

Bukhari Completion by:
Moulana Mansoorul Haq Nazir. Moulana is a senior Hadith Ustadh
at the Jami‘ah. He is also a former student of Allamah Binnori
RA, the Khalifah of Hakim Mohammed Akhtar RA

Keynote Address by:
Mufti Ismail Abdur Rahim. Mufti Ismail is the senior Hadith
ustadh at the Jami‘ah. He is also the principal and Shaykhul
Hadith at Jameah Mahmoodiyah (Springs) and Madrasah Mueinul
Islam (Zakariyya Park)

Six-Year ’Alim Fadil
Course
The Jami‘ah al-‘Ulum al-Islamiyyah, the
institute of Islamic higher learning under the auspices of the
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa, invites applicants wishing to enrol
for a six-year full time ’Alim Course to apply before the
closing date, 16th November 2018.

This traditional course of study follows the core framework of
the curriculum of Darse Nizaami with additional learning areas
and skills development to enhance the learners’ knowledge and
skills in dealing with challenges faced by the 21st century
’Alim.

The ’Alim programme commences on the 14th January 2019 and one
can Apply at:
www.jamiah.co.za

For more information on these programmes as well as other online
offerings, please contact the Jami‘ah al-‘Ulum al-Islamiyyah on:

Tel: 011 373 8041/072 680 3046
Email: admin@jamiah.co.za
Website: www.jamiah.co.za.

Breaking the Silence:

Gender-Based Violence
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa, in
collaboration with the Islamic Careline as a primary partner,
continues implementing various activities under this year’s
specific project that addresses the awareness, management and
outcomes of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in our community.

This project was launched during the women’s month, on the 7th
of August 2018 at the Palm Continental Hotel in Mayfair. It has
been scheduled to last until the first week of December, being
the final days of the 16 Days of Activism against violence on
women and children.

For more information, please contact the Social Department on:

Tel: 0113738000
Email: social@jamiatsa.org
Or the Islamic Careline on:
Tel: 0113738080
Email: islamicareline@gmail.com

Caring Brothers: Launch
of Male Counselling Service
With the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa’s
experience over a number of decades with respect to the
stereotyping of men and the resultant effect thereof, our Social
Department, in conjunction with the Islamic Careline, has
embarked on the establishment of a separate counselling service
that will be manned by male counsellors with the primary focus
on the male client.

The service, named Caring Brothers, has been in operation in its
pilot phase during the past year. This launch is a special and
unique moment in the history of our organisation and community.

For further information you may contact our Social Department:

Moulana Muhammad Bham
Tel: 0113738000
Email: mbham@jamiatsa.org

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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