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ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 24
20 Safar 1437 / 03 December 2015
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Introducing ACJU (Part V) - 
Social Service & Information Committee

The Social Service Committee of the ACJU aims to develop high levels of social and cultural propriety standards, and the best environment and healthy lifestyles. It is also making efforts to assist Muslims and non-Muslims on humanitarian grounds, making endeavors to help uphold peace and economic development of the country and is engaging in relief and rehabilitation activities. The committee also creates a space to provide conflicting couples an option of reconciliation, to arrest the current trend of over 250 divorces a month.
The work of the committee is, therefore, focused on the areas of Relief, Social Services & Counseling. Relief & Social Services includes the training of Aalims at branch level, in Disaster Management, building strong relationships with NGOs within the frame work set out by the Government, eliminating the social impact caused in the areas of medical support, relief and education, rehabilitation of prisoners and organizing special camps for stakeholders to provide guidance concerning the environment, health, medical, education and relief. If funds collected for a certain social service remains after that service is completed, such left over is transferred to another social service.
Counseling Services are carried out by a trained team of counselors specialized in handling marital disputes. Plans are also underway to appoint counselors under every Qazi Board to guide the conflicting couple in reaching an understanding, and organizing teams under every Masjid federation. They also aim to identify and support addicts in need of counseling and rehabilitation, and providing psychiatric counseling for those in need of such intervention. 

Ash Sheikh Fawaz is the Coordinator for the ACJU Social Service & Information Division. He could be contacted via  E Mail: fawaz@acju.lk or via the Hotline 0117 490 490.
Abu Hurairah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:
"Whoever relieves a Muslim of a burden from the burdens of the world, Allah will relieve him of a burden from the burdens on the Day of Judgement. And whoever helps ease a difficulty in the world, Allah will grant him ease from a difficulty in the world and in the Hereafter. And whoever covers (the faults of) a Muslim, Allah will cover (his faults) for him in the world and the Hereafter. And Allah is engaged in helping the worshipper as long as the worshipper is engaged in helping his brother."
Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1930


A Baith uz Zakath Awareness program was conducted at Galhinna on the 29th of November by the ACJU Islamic Economics and Finance Division. 

A Felicitation program was organized for High Rank Government Officials of Matale by the ACJU Matale City Branch on the 26th November.

Ash Sheikh Dr.Tawfique Chowdhury, Chairman and CEO of Mercy Mission World, met some members of the ACJU Executive Committee at the ACJU Head Office on the 20th November.

A Training session on Quazi related matters was conducted on the 1st of December at the ACJU Head office for selected Ulama.

ACJU Maktab Division organized a meeting regarding a 'Survey on island-wide Maktab Students Education- Quran Recitation Level' with around 80 Maktab Muallims on the 01st of December at the ACJU Head Office. 

A Motivation Program was conducted to the parents of the students of Al Hijra Maha Vidyalaya, Colombo, by the ACJU Education Division under the project "Transforming Lives" at the School premises on the 2nd of December.
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