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About the Abyssinians sect

In Aqeedah by bocapro

The Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America (AMJA) has received a few questions about the Abyssinians sect (also known as Al-Ahbaash or the Ethiopian sect), after their emergence and raising temptation of sedition in some American cities, and in answer to that question, and after researching and investigating, AMJA states the following: This sect of the Abyssinians is attributed to …

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The Heaven of this World

In General Issues by bocapro

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 …

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Islam encourages proliferation and protects children

In Family by bocapro

Narrated by Ma’qil ibn Yasar: “A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘I have found a woman of rank and beauty, but she is infertile. Should I marry her?’ He said, ‘No’. He came again to him, but he prohibited him. He came to him a third time, and he [the Prophet] said, ‘Marry the loving and fertile women …

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Teaching Sex Education in Public Schools

In Muslim Minorities by bocapro

According to Shari`ah, how lawful is it to teach sex education to young people in public schools in the way it is done in American schools? All praise is for Allah, and may peace and blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family and true followers. To proceed: Teaching anything that it is necessary to teach, whether related to …

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AMJA’s method of deciding the beginning of an Islamic (Hijri) month

In Aqeedah by bocapro

With the days of Eid-ul-fitr approaching, the usual commotion around the beginning of the Eid and the end of Ramadan is apparent. The same disagreement about the Shawal moon sighting and declaring the end of Ramadan is prevalent across the Muslim communities in North America. AMJA would like first to extend its warm congratulation for Eid-ul-fitr to the Muslim Ummah, …

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A Question Related to Women and Activism in the West

In Woman Matters by bocapro

Question: Is it permissible that a woman stands to give a word before a congregation of men and women? This is because in the graduation ceremonies male students are asked to give a word when in the meantime, some do not allow girls although they may be more efficient than boys. In the USA, the issue of equality of men …

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Building Bridges With People Of Other Religious Communities

In Muslim Minorities by bocapro

This Article was written in response to the following question: How to build bridges with people of other religious communities without compromising our belief? All praise be to Allah, and may His peace and blessings be on the greatest messenger, Muhammad. If a group of Muslims worked with Christians and Jews, or Hindus and atheists on cleaning their neighborhoods, saving the …

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Why Fast on the day of ‘Ashuraa

In Fasting by bocapro

The Fasting On The Day Of ‘Ashuraa. All praise be to Allah, and may his peace and blessings be on the last and best prophet and messenger, Muhammad and his purified household and honorable companions. The following message on one of the e-mail groups was circulated: “We are taught that we should fast on the day of Aashooraa because the …

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About buying foreclosure homes directly from the bank

In Finance by bocapro

The Permanent Fatwa Committee of AMJA (The Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America) has conducted an in-depth study on the issue of buying homes directly from the bank (foreclosure) as it occurs in the United States of America. Several members of the committee submitted working papers for discussion and mutual exchange of viewpoints, with deliberations continuing over the course of …

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