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STATEMENT BY Majlisul Ulama Zimbabwe MUZ (Council of Islamic Scholars) on the Mufti Menk issue

We have been following with regret and dismay the news on social media regarding the ban imposed on our Senior Mufti, Dr Ismail Menk, by the authorities in Singapore, who allegedly claimed his preaching to be divisive and unfit for multi-cultural, multi-religious Singapore.

The allegations are based on an inaccurate perception of one of his lectures where they concluded that our Mufti prohibits greeting people of other faiths on their religious festivals such as saying Merry Christmas or Happy Diwali. This, according to them, is deemed divisive.

We would like to place on record that our Mufti has never prohibited greeting others during their festivals. However, he has maintained that the wording should be inclusive to ensure that it is agreeable to all. In his opinion, greetings such as Happy Holidays, Seasons Greetings, Have a Good Day are fine.

To claim that his preaching is divisive because of this is unfortunate, unfair and seems to be done without understanding the middle ground he has always taught in this regard.

We are aware of a very short edited clip that was used to prove the allegation against our Mufti. The entire sermon was not heard. This, we believe is the reason why such a misguided decision was made.

Mufti Menk has been an asset to multi-cultural, multi-religious Zimbabwe where we have never seen any religious tension. Similarly, he has proven his value on the world stage and in similar settings.

Mufti Menk has played a pivotal role in the global war on extremism by maintaining a very balanced approach and educating the Muslims regarding their duty to respect people of other faiths and inclinations.

Among the Muslims too, Mufti Menk has been a breath of fresh air, strongly promoting the respect of other Muslim sects.

Guided by our Mufti, we serve on several interfaith boards working with members of most religious denominations and we enjoy the best relations.

Our Mufti has very good relations with leaders and people of other faiths.

Mufti Menk is himself a graduate of a Christian College in Harare and holds a doctorate of Social Guidance from a Christian University.

We place on record that he has never said it is “blasphemous” to greet others during their festivals. He teaches that everyone has the same right to celebrate their festivals, without any fear or restriction.

We urge those concerned to listen to some of his sermons in full and not an edited clip of a few minutes. These talks are available online. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or instagram to see the moderate path he has chosen.

We stand with our Mufti and are very proud of his achievements and guidance over the last two decades.

Yours sincerely

Shaikh Umar Phiri
President of MUZ


My khutbah from last Friday:

After escaping the clutches of Pharaoh, Prophet Musa (PBUH) and his people found themselves in the middle of the desert with no food, shelter, or hope for survival. It was at this point that Allah chose to remind them about gratitude.

What we learn from this passage from Surah Ibrahim is that, when we are faced with insurmountable challenges and odds, we must recognize that it is only with Allah’s help that we can be successful. If we are able to rise to this higher level of faith and only think of reasons why we should be grateful to Allah, especially at a time when our mind is being invaded by worries and negativity, then Allah has definitely promised that He will increase every possible avenue for good around us.

With this divine guidance and formula from the Quran, may we all find solace during our difficulties, peace during turmoil, and success during hardships. Ameen.

Those of you who are fasting today..May Allah swt accept it from you!

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This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah -Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them. [2:2-3]

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In today’s Khatirah, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi delivers a reminder about Verse 57 & 58, from Surah Yunus. Allah (SWT) says: “O mankind, there has to come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers. Say, “In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy – in that let them rejoice; it is better than what they accumulate.”
{10: 57-58} Allah has sent down the Qur’an, and it is a means of cleansing, purifying and cleaning the diseases of the heart, and a guidance to tell us from truth to falsehood, from right to wrong, and a mercy for all the believers.

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The Faith Revival Episode 13: Guidance After Iman. We’re always asking God for guidance. But what comes first – guidance or faith?

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I’ll be speaking at the 2nd Annual Austin City Wide Iftar in Texas this Saturday, alongside the local mayor and others. You can buy tickets at the link below. As-Salamu Alaykum (Peace Be Upon You),

“Ramadan is the (month) in which the Quran was sent down, as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgement (so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong)..” (Q 2:183)

Please join us Saturday, June 3rd at the 2nd Annual Austin Wide Iftar in collaboration with the Austin Mayor’s office. Austin Muslim Civic Ambassadors uses the platform of an Annual Austin City Wide Iftar with the Mayor as a means to bridge the gap between local and state-elected officials and the Muslim community in Austin.

This iftar event will be held at the Asian American Resource Center at 7 pm with registration starting at 6 pm. Due to speeches by our key guests, the program will be starting earlier and ending with the iftar dinner. As the signature event for the AMCA organization, we are excited to announce that the guest of honor will be Austin Mayor Steve Adler, and our keynote speaker will be award-winning British Journalist Mehdi Hasan, on the annual list of ‘The 500 Most Influential Muslims’ in the world (‘The Muslim 500’).

Registration: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Doors Close: 7:00 pm

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“Had Allah lifted the veil for his slave and shown him how He handles his affairs for him, and how Allah is more keen for the benefit of the slave than his own self, his heart would have melted out of the love for Allah and would have been torn to pieces out of thankfulness to Allah. Therefore if the pains of this world tire you do not grieve. For it may be that Allah wishes to hear your voice by way of duaa. So pour out your desires in prostration and forget about it and know; that verily Allah does not forget it.”

— Ibn al Qayyim (rahimahullah)

To my dear sisters (or brothers) who have been hurt or feel you or your children have been damaged by abuse:

I am so sorry for your pain. I pray Allah relieves all suffering from you and your family and heals all your wounds. It is NOT your fault and it is not too late for you or your family.

First, realize that Allah can mend anything. Absolutely anything. No matter *how much* damage you think has been done. Go to Him to mend you and your family.

Second, seek the resources (psychological and social) that are available for you. Sometimes Allah uses the creation as tools in our healing. Ask Allah to send those who can help you and your children heal. (Those who know of any resources anywhere in the world, please post in comments.)

And never, ever lose hope. You have taken the crucial first step. May Allah ease all your affairs and mend them. He is Al Jabbar (The One who Mends). Keep asking Allah for a way out and keep trying.

Lastly, I will give you a secret:
Repeat “La hawla wa la quwat illa billah” (there is no change in state, nor power, nor strength, except by Allah) excessively throughout the day. And I promise you will see miraculous openings, inshaAllah.

We are living in confusing times. But as believers we are given a powerful gift: Duaa. When you feel lost or unsure, dig deep. Let go of the steering wheel. Because every one of us is blind. Except whom He gives sight. Every one of us is lost. Except whom He gives guidance. And every one of us is in darkness. Except whom He gives Light. So close your eyes and let go. Then ask. Ask for His guidance and Light. Ask for Him to make the Truth clear from Falsehood. Beg for Him to steer you.
For truly, truly we cannot steer ourselves.