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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 www.amjaonline.org   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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From al-Wâbil as-Sayyib min al-Kalim at-Tayyib by Ibn al-Qayyim Translated by Michael Abdur-Rahmân Fitzgerald and Moulay Youssef Slitting I heard the Shaykh of Islâm, Ibn Taymiyyah – may Allâh sanctify his soul – say, ‘Truly, there is a Heaven in this world and whoever does not enter it, will not enter the Heaven of the next world. And once he said to me: What can my enemies do to me? I have in my breast both my Heaven and my garden. If I travel they are with me, and they never leave me. Imprisonment for me is a religious retreat [khalwa]. To be slain for me is martyrdom [shahâda] and to be exiled from my land is a spiritual journey [siyaha]. During his imprisonment in the fortress, he would say, ‘I could not be more gratefulfor this blessing were I to have this entire fortress in gold’ and ‘I could never...
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The Fatwa, or the religious ruling or counseling about an Islamic issue that concerns Muslims, is a demonstration for the Islamic legal ruling. Islamic Scholars bear the responsibility of the delivering the message of Allah to the people, Muslims and non-Muslim. They are, as we are told by our beloved prophet, the heirs of prophets and messengers of Allah. Seeking Fatwa, like any other designated task should be done with sincerity and accuracy. Therefore in the process of issuing or receiving a fatwa, one must realize the following: First: Guidelines for the Fatwa seekers: 1- The end of Fatwa seeking being erasing ignorance or eliminating a doubt, and it is not merely constraint or wasting time. 2- Precise description of the Fatwa and honesty in presenting it, because the Fatwa scholar is a captive of the Fatwa seeker, and the more clear and precise the Fatwa is presented, the more clear...
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