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ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 67
28th Thul Hijjah 1437 / 30th September 2016
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Clarification on the ACJU’s Stand on Women Wearing Face-cover
Out of all sub-committees of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), the Fatwa Committee plays a very important role. This committee consists of all organizations representing Ahlus Sunnath Wal Jama’ath available in the whole country and there are more than thirty committee members comprising senior scholars experienced in the application of Islamic Jurisprudence, Degree-holders in Islamic jurisprudence, principals of Arabic Colleges and senior lecturers/professors in Shari’ah Education.
This committee meets either once a month or according to the need of the Fatwa matters and research on issues, and, finally release the Fatwa. Based on this the Fatwa on Women Wearing face-cover was released in 2009.
The opinion delivered on the concerned Fatwa was the clear stand of the ACJU. However, on subjects having differences in opinion, one has the right and freedom to follow the opinion that one is convinced with. Another with a difference of opinion has the right and freedom to follow the opinion he/ she is convinced on, and it is advised that no one should interfere/degrade the differing opinion of another person. This is the stand of the ACJU’s in its statement issued on Unity Declaration dated 18.08.2009.
Furthermore, the present controversy over the women wearing face-cover arose due to a statement made on 19.07.2016 on a TV program stating:  “the women’s face-cover was not an Islamic ruling and was a wrong opinion” that was said to be quoted from the series of “Social Dialog” books written on Hijab.
The concerned book was written clarifying the Muslims’ Dress Code, when there was a hue & cry claiming that there was no Niqab in Islam, it is an Arabic culture, a security threat and so on, the ACJU wrote this book justifying that Niqab is an Islamic dress, there is no threat to security and it is the right of women who are in the opinion that face-cover is ‘wajib’ for women. And the concerned TV program had many useful discussion on the need of the day which could be appreciated. However, the ACJU wishes to confirm with responsibility that opinion mentioned regarding the Hijab in the above TV program was not stated in the concerned book of the ACJU.
Today, the ‘Niqab – Hijab’ subject has become the talk of the day, and it can be observed that debating on the subject has created a gap among the concerned groups.
The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama has been carrying forward the efforts on the social unity and coexistence with so many challenges and carefully guiding the Muslim society. Alhamdulillah!
Therefore, the ACJU has planned to conduct a seminar on Niqab and Hijab very soon for clarity and understanding on the subject.
This seminar will be conducted in cooperation with the Council for Cooperation & Coordination and Fatwa division of the ACJU. Suitably qualified Professionals and Religious scholars will be given the opportunity of presenting their clarification on Niqab and Hijab. The final date of presenting their clarification on Niqab & Hajab, venue, date of event and further details will be informed very soon.

Ash Sheikh M.L.M. Ilyas
Secretary. Fatwa Committee
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama

English- https://goo.gl/ErIqyc
Tamil- https://goo.gl/9qyX0h
A Special Program was conducted on 'Making Da'wah Efforts  in Multi Religious Society' by Mufthi Dr. Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera, a prominent scholar from UK, for the ACJU Staff on the 23rd of September at the ACJU Head office.

The ACJU Ulama Affairs Division conducted programs on 'Introduction of ACJU' and ACJU Membership Campaign at 02 Madarasas in the Kurunegala District on the 28th of September. 
-Manarul Hudha Arabic College - Divurumpola
-Zaeemiyya Arabic College - Bammanna

Under the ACJU Education Division Project: "Transforming Every Child", Spiritual Motivation programs were held at: 
-Al Hamza Maha Vidyalaya on "Drugs & its consequences" on the 27th of September,
-Dr. Badiuddin Mahmud College on "Good Company / Friends & respecting one's parents" on the 28th of September.
 
Quote: Showing Appreciation to All the Avenues of Deen
We should acknowledge and show appreciation to all the means and avenues through which Deen has come to us. Not acknowledging and showing appreciation is a means of ingratitude and a cause of great deprivation. Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said in his Mubaarak Hadith:
(من لم يشكر الناس لم يشكر الله (رواه الطبراني
The one who has not shown gratitude to people has not shown gratitude to Allah Ta’ala.
 
A Sudden Glance
 Jareer Bin Abdullah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “I asked Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam about the sudden glance (that is cast on the face of a non-Mahram). He commanded me to turn my eyes away.” (Muslim)
 
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