Sri Lanka’s Money Hungry Jamiyyathul Ulama
Posted on November 23rd, 2012

Abdul Majeed

 Using Islam for monetary gains must be shunned. Sri Lanka’s Jamiyyathul Ulama has made halaal certificates a commercial issue. Did we hear about this certificate just 5 years ago? Didn’t we all know where & how to obtain our halaal food?

 On the other hand do the non-believers need the certificate to buy their meat? I painfully read some communication between brother Adhil and some bake house recently. He called for a total boycott of their products, in return we teach the Sinhalese masses how to boycott ours!  We have lived in total harmony for generations and eaten halaal meet all the time, so let us learn from our past beautiful history.

 While shopping at Cargills last July, I observed a Muslim woman wearing headscarf buying fresh chicken fillet. There was no labels whether the chicken was from Bairaha or Chiristombu. I asked her whether she was sure that the meet was halaal. She said No. then I asked, shouldn‘t you check it before you buy it. She said yes to me; but just bought and put it in the trolly along with her goods. So, this is the state of Muslims. JU has more responsibility to educate our Muslims than commercializing the dheen of Allah!

5 Responses to “Sri Lanka’s Money Hungry Jamiyyathul Ulama”

  1. HussainFahmy Says:

    Jamiyyathul Ulama is accountable and will be audited by the one and only Creator and they must surely be aware of the consequences of their actions on the accusation of commercialising the Dheen of Islam.

  2. Lorenzo Says:

    “There was no labels whether the chicken was from Bairaha or Chiristombu.”

    Both owned by Muslims employing ONLY Muslims!! :((
    This is not good.

    That leaves people with KFC only.

    Why can’t the others start a big chicken business to rival the MONOPOLY?

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    STOP eating pesticides, hormones, arsenic, etc. etc. LOADED meat especially BEEF.

    Problem solved.

    Otherwise nature will reduce the population via meat related sicknesses which is not bad considering MOST violent people are the biggest meat eaters. Humans may selectively help nature!

    Yasser Arafat?

  4. ekelbroom Says:

    Mr Abdul Majeed, I wonder whether you are aware of the fact that since late 2011, the ACJU have begun introducing a new type of islamic teaching (known as Maktab) in madrassas conducted by Mosques ? The main difference is that while previously, students were able to follow Quran classes in mosque madrassas free of charge, according to the new system each student has to pay Rs 500 per month of which 10% will be paid to the ACJU. If there are 1000 such students in all the mosques, it means that every month Rs 50,000 rolls into the coffers of the ACJU. The new system will also create 2 classes of students – the Haves and the Have-nots – those who can afford the monthly fee and those who cannot. Does the ACJU think that this is in accordance with the teachings of islam ?

  5. nuanho Says:

    Unfortunately Islam in Sri Lanka has become a business. It starts with the Jamiyyathul Ulama charging people for supplying halaal certificates. They seem to think they have hit a cash cow by pressurizing companies to have a halaal certificate so that they do not lose their Muslim customers. If a company fails to have a halaal certicate the Jamiyyathul Ulama will make a huge song and dance about it, emailing and messaging other Muslims detailing how the said business does not have a halaal certificate and insinuating that it should be boycotted. This is extortion. One wonders why the Jamiyyathul Ulama cannot provide halaal certificates for free when the claim to be doing a service for the Muslim community of Sri Lanka. One also has to wonder where the money really goes and to what purpose.

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