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    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم     In the Name of Allah, All Praise is due to Allah, and peace and blessings upon the Messenger of Allah and his family and companions:  Many questions have been raised this year about the beginning date of the month of Muharram. Based on that there has been disagreement as to the exact date of the 10th of Muharram, the day of Aashoora which is recommended to fast. The reason for this confusion is that the Egyptian Fatwa Council announced that according to a moon sighting, Wednesday, October 14th was the first of Muharram, and the 10th of the month would be on Friday the 23rd. While Saudi Arabia announced that the moon was not sighted on Wednesday, therefore Thursday was the first of the month and Aashoora would be this Saturday the 24th.   This kind of disagreement is always a possibility due to...
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AMJA Statement about ISIS In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Grantor of Mercy All praise is due to Allah, and may His salutations and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, and upon his family, companions, and those loyal to him. AMJA, represented by its Permanent Fatwa Committee, has been closely following the bloody events in the Muslim lands, especially in Syria and Iraq. It has become particularly concerned with the growth of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the influence that this group has had on some of the passionately religious youth, and how some (or more accurately, a few) of them have begun to slip into adopting its ideology. This has made it incumbent upon the assembly to clarify to the people at large, and to the Muslim youth of America and the West, a number of realities and Islamic rulings in order...
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Executive director Ad   The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America (AMJA) is seeking an individual with vision, energy, and skills to lead and sustain a dynamic non-profit organization.   AMJA is a tax exempt organization comprising of a group of Muslim scholars, seeking to manifest and clarify the rulings of Shar'iah concerning issues affecting Muslims in US. AMJA headquarters is Sacramento, California. More info can be found on website   The Executive Director position leads AMJA professional staff and is responsible for the leadership and administration of the organization including advocacy and outreach, publications, fatwa services, and financial and administrative services.   Qualifications: Proven ability and education in management, preferably in non-profit Excellent goal planning, budgeting, and management skills. Demonstrated success in fundraising, marketing, and public relations Excellent oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English.   Job Description:   I.       Staff management a.       Supervise all AMJA staff...
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful All praise are due to Allah alone and may the peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah. To proceed: The AMJA Fiqh Committee Resident Fatwa Committee met in Houston on the 20-22 of Dhul-Qadah 1435 A.H. (September 15-17 2014 C.E.) in order to issue a resolution concerning Islamic Home Financing in the United States. This meeting took place after an entire conference had previously been held on this topic, in which papers were discussed in the presence and with the participation of representatives of most of the relevant companies. This was followed up by correspondence between the Resident Fatwa Committee  Fiqh Committee and those companies with an attempt to clarify and respond to the Shareeah issues that are present in their contracts. Sh. Jamaal Zarabozo (may Allah preserve him) also participated in this meeting in Houston....
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