ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 37
22nd Jumaadul Oula 1437 / 03rd March 2016
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Introducing ACJU (Part VII)
Islamic Economics & Finance Advisory Committee
The committee is tasked with handling the financial & economical aspects of the Muslim community, as well as to streamline the processes of handling matters related to Zakath (Wealth Tax), Sadaqa (Charity), Wirasath (Inheritance) and others.

The committee collects information at Masjid level on the economic needs of the people, in order to provide assistance and guidance to those in need. Further, steps are taken to provide vocational training to Muslims in order to improve their livelihoods and to provide assistance for technical studies for those who discontinued school education due to financial inabilities and other reasons. The committee also will be providing guidance to people in securing job opportunities and starting small industries.

The streamlining of the Zakath collection process is another major task of the committee, with Zakath collection and disbursement of Zakath done at Masjid and/ or Federations of Masjid levels. Educating people on the calculation and payment of Zakath, by way of organizing seminars is also undertaken.

The committee also is working on establishing Baithul-Maal funds in Masjid or/and federation levels in order to help Muslims with interest free loans to take care of their needs. It also encourages giving out money in the forms of Sadaqa, Wasiyyath, wows, and Waqf (endowments) etc, and redirects these funds for economic activities for eligible, skilled and motivated persons in the community.

Legal guidance to solve issues of Wasiyyath (last will) and Wirasath (inheritance) with the assistance of lawyers is also provided by the ACJU.

The Divisional Coordinator Ash Sheikh Rumi Muhammad could be contacted via the ACJU General Hotline 0117 490 490.

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) as saying:
Look at those who stand at a lower level than you but don't look at those who stand at a higher level than you, for this would make the favours (conferred upon you by Allah) insignificant (in your eyes). Abu Mu'awiya said: Upon you.
Sahih Muslim 2963

Supplication for Anxiety and Sorrow

Ash Sheikh Mufthi Rizwe, President of the ACJU, participated at a meeting with the  Multi-Religious leaders which was chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena, held on the 25th of February at the Presidential Secretariat.

ACJU organized an event 'Takreemul Ulama - Honouring the Veteran Ulama of Sri Lanka & Striving towards 'Education to All' on the 28th of February, at The Excellency, Colombo. More than 200 Ulama aged more than 63 years were honoured at the Event. And projects initiated and carried out by the ACJU Education Division were presented under the theme 'Striving towards Education to All'.

The ACJU Education Division organized 'Booster Classes' conducted after school for the subject of Economics at the Al Hikma Maha Vidyalaya, Colombo, on the 01st of March and on the subject of Political Science at the Fathima Muslim Ladies College, Colombo, on the 02nd of March.
Under the project "Transforming every child", the ACJU Education Division organized a Counseling program for upper grade students on "Social network addiction" which was conducted by Sheikh Lukman Hakeem, a Psychological Counselor, at the Dr. Badiuddin Mahmud College, Colombo on the 02nd of March.

ACJU Fatwa Division published a "Fatwa on performing Salaah sitting on a chair" (Tamil) - Read
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