ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 02                                       14 Ramadhaan 1436 / 02 July 2015
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Ramadhaan Message of ACJU

Unity in Diversity 

The opinion of the ACJU Council of Cooperation and Coordination is, if we Muslims adhere to the following disciplines (during differences of opinion), we can preserve the dignity of Islam as well as the concord of the Muslims.
  • Identifying the fact that the conflicts in opinions the Islamic scholars raise are ultimately beneficial to the community in many ways and ascertaining that those were not proclaimed to create discord among the Muslims.
  • Accepting the fact that difference in opinions in reality helps to fortify assumptions, diversify thinking and it also encourages enriching perspectives and further helps to see issues in a broader light.
  • Acting with mutual respect during times of disagreements.
  • Avoiding insisting a given view of a person is flawless and attempting to force it on others. Also refraining from opposing the person/s that decline to accept our view.
  • Apart from the differences of opinions, being friendly with those differ from one's own opinion or in support of someone's opinion.
  • Radiating adoration to persons who hold rival notions, by placing ourselves beyond the realm of ongoing conflicts. Accepting that others too have the right and the freedom to act upon their convictions as we possess the right and the freedom to do so. Also not attempting to impede, manipulate, hinder or disdain the views of others which we do not agree upon.
  • Not employing the differences in opinions as criterion to evaluate, assess, accept or reject others.
  • Determining one's own stand only upon clearly understanding all the arguments and counter-arguments of an issue that had been submitted for the issue with different views.
  • Never manipulating the difference of opinions as tools that would jeopardize the very brotherhood and peace of the community.
  • Refraining from unduly unveiling to the general masses the issues subjected to debates within the council that are related to orators, writers, Da'ees and reform activists, as much as possible.
  • Reminding and asserting to the communes attached to Thareekas, Islamic organizations, movements, and Da'wah institutions constantly to firmly adhere to the guidelines prescribed.
  • Ensuring that the Muslim media institutions do not unduly expose controversial issues to the general public.
  • Every Thareeka and Da'wah organization should refrain from rebuking each other. Also should act with mutual understanding when they are engaged in their chosen concourses.
  • All the organizations should observe oratory discipline especially when using loudspeakers.
  • Not transforming Masjids, Da'wah Institutes and public stages into rings of squabble.
  • Cooperating with one another when the opinions agree, while giving up when the opinions disagree with one another.
It should be asserted to everyone that establishing brotherhood and unity among the community is an irrefutable obligation of everyone. Islam never permits any matter whatsoever, to anyone whomsoever, that is detrimental to the preservation of brotherhood and harmony.

An excerpt from the “Declaration of Unity” by the Council of Cooperation & Coordination of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama. (Please click the below image to view the entire Book) 

Weekly Hadith

Quarreling deprives us from Allah's Mercy

Narrated 'Ubada bin As-Samit (Radhiyallahu Anhu):
The Prophet () came out to inform us about the Night of Qadr but two Muslims were quarreling with each other. So, the Prophet () said, "I came out to inform you about the Night of Qadr but such-and-such persons were quarreling, so the news about it had been taken away; yet that might be for your own good, so search for it on the 29th, 27th and 25th (of Ramadhaan). 
Sahih al-Bukhari 2023

Imam Malik (Rahmathullahi Alayh) says "Arguing and debating takes away the Noor (light) of knowledge".
Jamiul Uloom Wal Hikam

Fiqh  Q & A
What is the ruling of using drops for the eye during the day in Ramadhaan?
Eye Drops will not validate the fast even if he feels the taste in his throat because the eyes are not an open passage to the stomach, but will be considered as a narrow duct.

Is it permissible for a pregnant and breast feeding women not observe fast in Ramadhaan?
It is obligatory for a pregnant and breastfeeding women to observe fast if able, but if she apprehends harm upon her or unusual difficulty, she may omit the fast and make it up later. A
ccording to Shaafie School of Thought, if she omits it fearing any harm for the fetus or child alone and not for herself  then it is compulsory upon her to give approximately 600 grams of rice in charity for each day missed as an expiation in addition to making up each day.

Latest ACJU News  & Events
A Special Fatwa Service has been launched for the month of Ramadhaan, pertaining to public queries on Fasting and Zakat on 0117 490420 10am to 4pm from Monday to Friday.
Sheikh Qari Muhammad Saad Nomani visited the ACJU Head office on the 25th of June during his Sri Lankan tour.

A Program for Zakaat contributors, was conducted at the Jawatte Jumuah Masjid, on the guidelines of giving Zakat, and a brief introduction on the Baithuz Zakat system. 

Videos on 'ACJU Guidelines for Hilaal Sighting' & 'ACJU Criteria on Hilaal SIghting' were released at the beginning of Ramadhaan.

The operational hours of the Maktab Division hotline 0117 490410 will be from 10am to 4pm during the month of Ramadhaan. 

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