About Jamiatul - Ulama

About Jamiatul - Ulama

 

Who We Are

“Are those who know equal to those who know not? It is only men of understanding who will remember (i.e. get a lesson from Allah’s Signs and Verses)”
(Holy Quran 39:9)

“ …Verily the Ulama (scholars/theologians) are the heirs of the Prophets, verily the Prophets do not leave behind gold nor silver (wealth), they only leave behind religious knowledge” (Abu Dawood, Tirmizhi, Ibn Majah)

The Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia is a constituted, federally Australian registered, non profit body of Muslim Theologians (Ulama, Religious Scholars). Its inception is to serve the socio-religious needs of the Muslim community residing in Western Australia. The organization is directed and managed by certified Muslim Theologians only, who have studied and graduated in Islamic universities in the field of Shari’ah.

 

History

With the concern of Sh. Ml. Abbas Ali and other senior Ulama/Scholars, in the early 2000’s the Jamiat was established to consolidate the efforts of like minded individual Theologians and bring their efforts under one banner.
Therefore a constitution and structure was prepared and a meeting was held with majority of the Ulama & Theologians who have graduated and are certified in the field of Shari’ah. Two general meetings were held with the Ulama wherein the Shura and executive bodies were elected, the constitution was unanimously finalized and approved thereafter leading to the establishment of Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia.

 

Objectives

Knowledge is pre-eminently a skill that develops and inspires leadership. Its real mettle is tested only when it assumes responsibility driven by a pragmatic vision. The ideals of the Jamiatul Ulama Western Australia are mirrored in the following objectives:
To propagate, publish and otherwise expound the doctrines of Islam.
To protect, preserve and promote the Shari’ah (Islamic Laws) as is in conformity with the Local Law.

  • To procure religious freedom.
  • To provide for the educational needs of the Community be it Muslim or Non Muslim.
  • To provide religious guidance and to facilitate Islamic rulings (fatawa).
  • To foster brotherhood and sense of belonging.
  • To Co-ordinate Muslim activities.
  • To administer and dispose of the charity of the Community.
  • To render help to the poor and needy from all races and backgrounds.
  • To unite the Scholars/Imams/Sheikhs on a common platform.
  • To provide counselling and guidance to the Muslim Community.
  • To sanction halal foods.
  • To schedule Friday Sermons, Lecture Programs / Conferences / Ramadan activities and Marriage / Nikaah ceremonies.
  • To Liaise with Government and Non Government Organisations.

 

Mission Statement

The Jami’atul Ulama Western Australia is premised on the Prophetic Tradition that states: “Most assuredly the Ulama are the heirs of the Prophets.” The legacy of the Prophets encompasses all the diverse components essential for the establishment, well being and prosperity of a civilized society. The Jami’atul Ulama endeavors to serve as a beacon of light, nurturing the emotional, social, moral, mental and spiritual potentialities of the Muslim community.

The Jami’atul Ulama Western Australia strives to emancipate the Muslim community from the enslavement of false deities to the worship of Almighty Allâh, from tyranny and injustice to justice and equality. It further commits to dedicate its human resources and potential, to unify, to co-ordinate and direct the activities of the Ulama (Scholars/Imams/Sheikhs) and undertakes to meaningfully contribute to the spiritual, social and moral development of all citizens of our country. The Jami’atul Ulama Western Australia’s philosophy is driven by the teachings of the Holy Qur’ân and Sunnah of Allah’s Final Messenger, Muhammad (PBUH) which includes the four authentic schools of Islamic Jurisprudence / Fiqh (4 Mathahib) and it’s doctrine as defined by the Ash’ari and Maturidi schools.