About Jamiat

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)

Jamiatul Ulama of Victoria or The Victorian Ulama Council is a registered not for profit organisation of Muslim Scholars.  It was created to serve the socio-religious needs of the Muslim community residing in the Australian state of Victoria. The organisation is directed and managed by certified Muslim Theologians only, who have studied and graduated from  Islamic seminaries.

Background

With the concern of several Ulama in Melbourne in the beginning 2012, Maulana Abbas Ali (Jamiatul Ulama of South Africa) was approached for advice regarding graduates of traditional Islamic seminaries and how they could best serve the Australian community. Maulana Abbas advised on the establishment of a like-minded theological body under which the ulama (scholars) could work together. With regular meet-ups individual efforts could be consolidated and be more effective InshaAllah.

Alhamdulillah this was realised in the beginning of 2013. A taseesi majlis (foundational meeting) of 10 ulama was held at Darul Iftaa Australia (www.fatwa.org.au) in which the name Jamiatul Ulama of Victoria was selected and a subsequent meeting chose Mufti Muneeb Ahmed as ameer (president) to lead the organisation . A third meeting established a shuraa (commitee) and outlined the constitution of the organisation. This meeting was conducted in the presence of Dr. Mufti Shabbir Ahmed (Imam of Rooty Hill Masjid, NSW).

Some Objectives of the Jamiat

1. Deeni Ta’leem and Tarbiyat (Imparting Islamic religious teaching, moral and spiritual training.

2.  Attending to all and any matter or issue pertaining to Islam and the Muslim Ummah (Community).

3. Publications

4.   Establishing Masjids, Maktabs and Madrasahs

5.   Organizing lectures and various kinds of Islamic educational programmes

6.   Establishing Masjids (Mosques)

7.   Arranging and granting bursaries for Islamic education

8.    Distribution of Zakat (obligatory Islamic charity), Lillah (non-obligatory charity to be used for management of Islamic projects), Sadqah (non-obligatory Islamic charity).

9.  Any method, way and means permitted by the Sharia (Law) of Islam.

Shuraa Council

Apart from members the current commitee (Shura) of Jamiatul Ulama of Victoria are:

Ameer (President) Mufti Muneeb Ahmad
Naaib Ameer (Vice President) Mufti Faizal Riza
Secretary Khalid Shah
Treasurer Maulana Mohammad Uzayr Zuberali