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AMJA Statement About The Criminal Terrorist Attacks That Took Place in Paris

In Current Events by bocapro

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent Most Merciful, The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America strongly condemns the criminal terrorist attacks that took place in Paris, leaving behind hundreds of casualties and injuries. This crime, condemnable Islamically and humanitarianly, reminds us of the evil of violence and terrorism. It should also bring to our attention the following principles: …

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AMJA Statement About Ashura

In Current Events by bocapro

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 …

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AMJA Statement about ISIS

In Articles, Current Events by bocapro

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 …

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AMJA Executive Director job announcement

In Current Events, General Issues by bocapro

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 …

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AMJA Resident Fatwa Committee resolution about Islamic Home Financing Companies in the US.

In Finance, Mortgage by bocapro

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 …

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What’s After Ramadan

In Aqeedah by bocapro

Yesterday, Muslims were waiting for Ramadan, however, today they are saying goodbye to it, as if this month were moments long. And as this month passed quickly, life does, and so people die and move to the hereafter. The end of Ramadan reminds us with the closeness of death. The end of Ramadan reminds us with the saying of the …

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AMJA’s position on astronomical calculations for Ramadan and Eid

In Fasting by bocapro

A number of facts should be mentioned concerning that which arose in relation to the call to rely on astronomical calculations in establishing the start of Ramadan and other months, instead of the moon sighting which has been the established practice of the Ummah over the centuries: The physical moon sighting as required by Shari`ah is the basic method of …

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A Shariah Perspective on the Arab Spring

In Aqeedah by bocapro

Is it Permissibility to set a Time Limit on the Ruler’s Term The norm concerning the social contract of the ruler as envisioned by the jurists throughout the centuries is that it was of a permanent nature. The ruler would not leave his position unless he had some physical shortcoming or was no longer considered righteous. However, the question arises …

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Basis of Islamic upbringing

In Family by bocapro

A) The relation with Allah The most central and pivotal fundamental is the relation with Allah; In other words,our aim is to develop the personalities of our children to the end that they will be conscious of their responsibility to Allah Almunamy said, in Fayd AlQadeer 2/140: “He who reaches [i.e. the pleasure of Allah] has gained everything and he …

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The Dilemma of Schooling Our Kids

In Family by bocapro

One of the mistakes that I see many people intentionally and unintentionally make is when they compare the conditions of Muslims who live as minorities in the west to the Muslim minority in china, Philippines and the early Muslims who went to places like Malaysia and Indonesia. And the reason why I think this comparison is false is mostly because …

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