MUSLIM FAMILY LAW
A booklet titled: MUSLIM FAMILY LAW &…MUFTI TAQI USMANI’S VIEWS –‘TOP SECRET” has come to our notice. The group circulating the booklet mentioned on the cover is called Gift of Mercy, and it is mentioned that it was originally published by Jamiatul Ulama, that is The NNB Jamiat of Fordsburg (THE NO NAME BRAND JAMIAT) and Jamiatul Ulama KZN.
The brief article explaining an MPL (Muslim Personal Law) model is by Mr. Sikander Mohammed of whom we are not aware. In his article, Mr.Sikander also addresses the Mujlisul Ulama of South Africa. In this regard we wish to comment as follows:
(1) The Mujlisul Ulama of S.A. is in no way whatsoever associated with the MPL project/model spawned by Mr. Sikander Mohammed. We completely dissociate from his MPL model.
(2) It is purported in the brochure that the Jamiatul Ulama KZN was a co-publisher of the booklet. This may have been the case. However, the current executive of Jamiatul Ulama KZN is not a party to the re-publication of the booklet.
(3) The views of Mufti Taqi Usmaani Saheb which are included in the booklet are old, stale hat. There is nothing secret in his views which had already been published by different bodies years ago, leave alone it being “Top Secret”. Furthermore, the Mujlisul Ulama of S.A. has responded in detail in refutation to all the comments made by Mufti Taqi Sahib on the MPL issue.
(4) For the implementation of his MPL model, Mr.Sikander has outlined the following needs for his grandiose scheme:
“TEN BUILDINGS, OFFICE EQUIPMENT, MOTOR VEHICLES, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, ETC. ONE BUILDING FOR HEAD OFFICE AND NINE FOR EACH OF THE PROVINCES. A LIBRARY.”
Appealing for funds, Mr.Sikander says: “We are requesting ALL CONCERNED, to note, URGENTLY, that we must have SUFFICIENT FUNDING AVAILABLE, for this and related projects and therefore DONORS must come forward, URGENTLY, so that competent and able professionals, including Ulema can be BRIEFED, to undertake the necessary work concerned.”
In our opinion there is no Deeni benefit in Mr.Sikander’s project. Mr.Sikander is calling for Lillah and Zakaat funds. Neither Lillah nor Zakaat funds may be donated to the type of project Mr.Sikander contemplates, or according to him, it has been “a 26 year campaign”. Be that as it may, the community may not squander Lillah and Zakaat funds in buildings and motor vehicles, etc. simply to fabricate an MPL model.
FOR MUSLIMS THERE IS ONLY ONE MODEL, AND THAT IS THE SHARIAH UNFETTERED TO ANY SECULAR SYSTEM AND CONSTITUTION. MUSLIMS ARE FREE TO REGULATE THEIR MARITAL, INHERITANCE AND OTHER AFFAIRS ACCORDING TO THE SHARIAH. THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT PREVENT MUSLIMS FROM SUBMITTING TO THE SHARIAH. WE ARE NOT IN NEED OF SECULAR LAW OR ANY SECULAR MODEL TO COMPEL US TO BE SUBSERVIENT TO THE SHARIAH.
THOSE MUSLIMS WHO ARE CONSCIOUS OF THE DEEN AND EAGER TO BE GOVERNED BY THE SHARIAH, ENJOY ABSOLUTE FREEDOM IN THIS COUNTRY TO DO SO. THEY ARE NOT IN NEED OF ANY MPL/MMB MODEL OR PROJECT TO COMPEL THEM INTO COMPLIANCE WITH THE SHARIAH.
THOSE ‘MUSLIMS’ WHO ARE AVERSE TO THE DIVINE PATRIARCHAL SYSTEM OF ISLAM AND HAVE THE DESIRE FOR THEIR MARITAL AFFAIRS TO BE REGULATED AND ADJUDICATED BY KUFFAAR LAW AND SECULAR SYSTEMS AND COURTS, MAY WITH PLEASURE CARVE THEIR PATH TO JAHANNUM.
There is no Islamic merit in Mr.Sikander’s model nor does Mufti Taqi’s article Islamicize his project. Consequently there is no thawaab contributing funds for aiding this futile exercise. Furthermore, Zakaat contributed in this avenue will not be discharged.
MUJLISUL ULAMA OF S.A.
13 Rajab 1433 – 4 June 2012
MUSLIM FAMILY LAW