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Vol. 13 No. 40 20 Rabi al Awwal 1440/28 November 2018
Comment and Analysis
Invite to the Straight Path
with Wisdom
In the mix of culture we are sometimes overtaken by events.

Muslim are now living among non-Muslim neighbours. They work
with non-Muslim colleagues and socialise with non-Muslim
friends. It is the reality of a multicultural society.

As we enter the last stretch of the (common era) year, how far
can we participate in festivities which are not Islamic?

It is commonplace to see a Muslim shop advertising an “Easter”
or “Christmas” sale. “It is just a marketing strategy,” one
would argue. At a social level we are also caught trying to
“wish well” friends, neighbours and colleagues in their
religious festivities.

What is Islamically acceptable? Do you cajole in matters of
belief? Do you just “tell it like it is” that these are
pagan-rooted practices?

Understanding is required in handling situations of this nature
where sometimes you have to decline an invitation on belief
grounds and you have to be excused for not participating in your
corporate-organised “Christmas Ball” and many other situations
we find ourselves in.

We are fortunate that we are living in a society which respects
sensitivities of others and that our inability to take part in
“faith-based” events of the nature contrary to our beliefs would
largely be well understood.

Beyond excusing oneself from such events is the obligation of
Dawah.

Wisdom is important in using every opportunity to highlight the
origins of the many festivities which are rooted in ancient
heathen practices and in the modern day, are steeped in
irreligious materialism albeit with a smattering of divine
worship.

It is important that we politely call to the true worship of
monotheism remembering that: “Whoever imitates a people is one
of them.” (Ahmad)
Our days of festivities are but the two eids. Prophet Muhammad
Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam once saw the Ansaar celebrating a
certain day. He inquired about that and was informed: “This is
one of two days that we used to celebrate in Jaahiliyyah
(pre-Islaamic ignorance) and we continue to do so.” He replied:
“Nay! Allaah has substituted for you two better days: the day of
al-Fitr and the day of al-Adhhaa.” (Ahmad, an-Nasaa’i, and
others)

A Muslim’s role is to invite humanity to the Straight Path.
Imitating others can take us out of the fold of Islam.

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

Question and Answer

Question:

Please enlighten me on the following:-

There is a lady in her early forties that I would like to marry.
Does she still require the consent of her parents?

We have agreed to secretly marry for now and then marry in
public as soon as her parents’ consent to our marriage. Your
opinion please.

Jazakallah.

Was salaam.

Answer:


Even though an adult, previously married woman does not require
the consent of her wali (representative) to get married she
should consult with him and take his advice before she enters
into a nikah. (Shaami, vol.3 p.55/56). If however, the two of
you are not compatible with one another in terms of the Shariah
then she will require the consent of her wali in order to marry
you. (Shaami, vol.3 p.56/57). Similarly, she should not perform
her nikah in secret without the knowledge of her parents. Many
single women are vulnerable at certain points of their lives and
are then taken advantage of by unscrupulous males.
Sermon of the Week
Good Deeds in
the Path of Allah (6 of 10)

• Abu Musa radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that I and two of my
paternal cousins went to Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi
wasallam. One of them said: “O Rasulallah! Make us the Ameer
(governor) of the area which Allah has put in your charge.” The
other also expressed the same desire. Rasullullah sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam replied: “I swear by Allah! We never put anyone
in charge of these affairs who himself asks for it, or aspires
for it.” (Muslim)

• Anas radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam said: “Verily, Allah will ask every guardian
for the things under his custody, whether he cared for them or
neglected them.” (Ibn Hibban)

• ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates: I heard
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying: “Every one of
you is responsible and every one of you is accountable for those
under you. A ruler is responsible and will be accountable for
his subjects; a man is responsible for his family members, and
will be accountable for them; a woman is responsible for her
husband’s house (his children, etc.) and she will be accountable
for them; a servant is responsible for the wealth of his master,
and will be accountable for it; a son is responsible for his
father’s wealth, and will be accountable for it. Every one of
you is responsible, and will be accountable for whatever is
placed under his custody.” (Bukhari)

• ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Any person who is
appointed a ruler by Allah over his subjects, whether small or
big in number, Allah will question him about them on the Day of
Resurrection; whether he established in them the commands of
Allah or neglected them. So much so, that he would be,
questioned about his family members in particular.” (Musnad
Ahmad)

• Abu Dharr radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “O Abu Dhar! I see that you
are weak; and I like for you what I like for myself. Do not be
Ameer even of two persons, and do not accept the responsibility
of an orphan’s wealth.” (Muslim)

• Abu Dharr radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that I said: “O
Rasulallah! Why do you not appoint me as a governor?”
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam patted me on my shoulder
and said: “Abu Dharr! You are weak, and this is a trust and this
will be a cause of humiliation and regret on the Day of
Resurrection; except for a person, who takes it as it ought to
be taken and fulfils his obligations.” (Muslim)

• ‘Abdur Rahman ibn Samurah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam told him: “O ‘Abdur
Rahman ibn Samurah! Do not ask to be an Ameer, for if you are
made that as a result of your asking for it, you will be left to
deal with it yourself. And if you are made an Ameer without
aspiring for it, you will be helped in undertaking it.”
(Bukhari)

• Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “A time is coming when you
will aspire for authority (becoming Ameer), but it will be a
cause of regret on the Day of Resurrection…” (Bukhari)

• ‘Awf ibn Malik radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “If you wish I shall inform
you what is the reality of Imaarah (governing)?” I loudly asked
three times: “What is it? O Rasulallah!” He said: “The first is
criticism, the second is regret and the third is the Punishment
on the Day of Resurrection, except he who dispenses justice and
how can one dispense justice in respect of one’s relatives.”
(Tabarani, Majma-‘uz-Zawaa-id)

• Ibn ‘Abbas radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “If anyone makes someone Ameer
of a Jama‘ah (group), and there is a man in that Jama‘ah more
pleasing to Allah, he is guilty of breach of trust to Allah,
breach of trust to His Messenger and breach of trust to the
believers.” (Mustadrak Hakim)

 
Words of Wisdom
Hadith of the Week
Mu’adh Radhi-Allahu anhu said, "The
Messenger of Allah, Sallallahu alayhi wasallam, sent me and
said, ‘You are going to a people who have a Book. Call on them
to testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is
the Messenger of Allah. If they obey you in respect of that,
then tell them that Allah has made the five prayers obligatory
for them every day. If they obey you in respect of that, inform
them that Allah has made it obligatory for zakat to be taken
from their wealthy and given to their poor. If they obey you in
respect of that, beware of taking the things people value highly
and beware of the supplication of the wronged man. There is no
screen between him and Allah.’"

(Bukhari and Muslim)

Quote of the Week
There are three things which are most
difficult:
(1) to show the truth to oneself;
(2) to remember Allah Ta’aala in every condition;
(3) to be considerate to one’s fellow brothers in one’s wealth.

(Ali Radhi-Allahu anhu)

Saying of the Week
To be hard does not mean to be
hard as a stone, and to be soft does not mean to be soft as
water.

(Kenyan Proverb)

Economic
Indicators
Item/Commodity Value
1 US Dollar R13.86
1 Saudi Riyal R3.71
24 Carat Gold/g R545.24
22 Carat Gold/g R500.73
18 Carat Gold/g R409.61
14 Carat Gold/g R318.88
9 Carat Gold/g R206.26
Silver/g R6.87
Zakaat Nisaab R4207.64
Minimum Mahr R210.38
Mahr Faatimi R10519.10
1 Krugerrand (1oz) R17775.33
All Commodity Values
Exclude VAT (15%)
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.

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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