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Question: Attached are two letters. (1) Mr. Abramjee’s letter which he wrote to the trustees of Darus Salaam Masjid in Laudium, and (2) A Brother’s naseehat for Abramjee. What is the status of Abramjee according to the Shariah?


Letter to the Trustees and Management of Darus Salaam Masjid, Laudium. 

It is with much sadness that I have to write this letter. 

I wrote a letter last week addressing serious concerns. I confirmed with Moulana Boja who acknowledged receipt and said it was passed on to members.


I did not have the courtesy of an official acknowledgment or response to date. I attach the letter and said COGTA rules.


I am made to believe that no safety measures were in place at the Masjid today and the same carelessness of having two sections - one for no-social distancing, was still in place. Many Musalees also did not have masks on.


With a second wave possible, I find the actions of the trustees and  management committee to be reckless. I suggest you see the guidelines issued by the MJC and the need for safety precautions with a second wave pending.


I again appeal to the committee to rectify the situation immediately and to undertake to do so.


If no undertaken is receipt within 48 hours, I will be left with no option but to issue a public open letter.


(End of Joseph’s letter)




السلام علیکم و رحمة الله و بركاته.


I hope this letter finds you well Insha Allah.


This is written as a Muslim brother to you.


Before all else, we are first and foremost the Slaves of Allah Ta’ala and the followers of the Noble Sunnah of Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) and his blessed Companions (رضي الله عنهم ).


Allah Ta’ala in the Qur'aan states :


وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ


And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone).


Our purpose here has been clearly outlined to us. We're ONLY here to worship Allah Ta'ala.


The greatest form of worship is Salaah, and Salaah in the Masjid with Jamaat for men is Wajib (compulsory).


The Fuqaha (Islamic Jurists) draw the Wujoob of Salaah in Jamaat from the following verse:


Surah Al-Baqara, Verse 43:

وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَارْكَعُوا مَعَ الرَّاكِعِينَ


And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, and make Ruku (i.e. bow down or submit yourselves with obedience to Allah) along with Ar-Raki'un (those who bow).


Salaah with Jamaat is left incomplete without the straightening of the rows




عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ قَالَ ‏


‏ إِنَّمَا جُعِلَ الإِمَامُ لِيُؤْتَمَّ بِهِ فَلاَ تَخْتَلِفُوا عَلَيْهِ، فَإِذَا رَكَعَ فَارْكَعُوا، وَإِذَا قَالَ سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَهُ‏.‏ فَقُولُوا رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ‏.‏ وَإِذَا سَجَدَ فَاسْجُدُوا، وَإِذَا صَلَّى جَالِسًا فَصَلُّوا جُلُوسًا أَجْمَعُونَ، وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّفَّ فِي الصَّلاَةِ، فَإِنَّ إِقَامَةَ الصَّفِّ مِنْ حُسْنِ الصَّلاَةِ ‏"



Narrated Abu Huraira رضي الله عنه :

Nabi (ﷺ) said, "The Imam is (appointed) to be followed. So do not differ from him, bow when he bows, and say, "Rabbana-lakal hamd" if he says "Sami`a l-lahu liman hamidah"; and if he prostrates, prostrate (after him), and if he prays sitting, pray sitting all together, and straighten the rows for the prayer, as the straightening of the rows is amongst those things which make your prayer a correct and perfect one.


Sahih al-Bukhari 722



النُّعْمَانَ بْنَ بَشِيرٍ يَقُولُ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏


‏ لَتُسَوُّنَّ صُفُوفَكُمْ أَوْ لَيُخَالِفَنَّ اللَّهُ بَيْنَ وُجُوهِكُمْ ‏"



Narrated An-Nu`man bin 'Bashir رضي الله عنه


Nabi (ﷺ) said, "Straighten your rows or Allah will cause dissension among you ."


Sahih al-Bukhari 717



It's quite strange, that we choose to be enforcers of the law of the land. But we choose to ignore the Divine law of Allah and His Nabi (صلى الله عليه وسلم).


In the past on many occasions, you'd written on public social media platforms against our Darul Ulooms, our Jamaats, our Masajid. Recently you led a campaign to overturn the cigarette ban, but at the same time supported the continued closure of the Masajid.


Now you've chosen to stand up against the practice of the Sunnah in the name of 'COGTA regulations'.


Doesn't it hurt you to see the Sunnah of straightening the rows being abandoned en masse, but on the other hand, in taxis and airplanes, passengers sit right next to each other with a mere window open or air vent?


Doesn't it pain you that patrons at a restaurant can sit right next to each other, unmasked, that huge get-togethers are held without any restrictions, but the Musallis, the guests of Allah are forced to mask and social distance against the injunctions of the Shariah?


It has been observed that some religious groups aren't practicing social distancing in their prayers. They gather in large groups outdoors in close proximity to each other as well!


Why don't you direct your effort to petitioning the government to amend the legislation with regards to Jamaat Salaah, so that we may perform shoulder to shoulder as prescribed by the Best of the Creation صلى الله عليه وسلم?


How will you face the Beloved of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) on that day, when you fought for an overturn of a cigarette ban, and threatened Ulama for performing Salaah according to the Sunnah?


Taqdeer determines death, no amount of worldly measures can delay death! Any precaution against the Sunnah is a poison and a satanic weapon


Our advice to you is to either use your skills to uplift Deen and the Sunnah or to remain silent. Give up your war on the Sunnah and our Masaajid!


Remember the baton of Allah is silent and His punishment is severe! Strive to please Him and persist from currying favour with the Kuffar! They're not your friends and will backstab the Believers!


May Allah Ta'ala protect those who protect His Shariah!


An activist to protect the Sunnah.

(End of the Brother’s letter)



The Brother begins his letter of naseehat with the term: Letter to Brother Yusuf Abramjee. He furthermore addresses this chap as if he is a Muslim. A chap who is so virulently anti-Sunnah and who threatens Musallis and Musjid trustees who seek to uphold the method of Salaat commanded by Allah Ta’ala is NOT a Muslim. If once upon a time he was a Muslim or if he was born in a Muslim home, then his kufr shenanigans have placed him effectively and securely beyond the pale of Islam.

His support for the liquor industry, itself excommunicates him from Islam. The following statement of this character is pure kufr:


His ‘serious’ anti-Sunnah concerns are kufr. His anathema for the Sunnah method of Salaat is kufr. While he finds the Sunnah “actions of  the trustees and management committee reckless, he is ludicrously blind of the recklessness of his kufr. While he is a slave of COGTA, Muslims are slaves of Allah Azza Wa Jal. His submission to COGTA rules is kufr – kufr which he seeks to impose on Muslims.

He complains of not  having “the courtesy of an official acknowledgement” from the trustees. The trustees acted correctly by  discarding his  stupid note of kufr into the najaasat bin.

It is incumbent for Moulana Boja to have  candidly informed this Joseph chap of his haraam attitude and kufr stance and to warn him of the Athaab of Allah Ta’ala. Those who profess to be Muslims but  flagrantly demonstrate anti-Sunnah stances are Munaafiqs.

The following advice (naseehat) of a non-Muslim will be salubrious for Joseph Abramjee  as well as for the many other Munafiqeen in our community:



In terms of the Shariah, Joseph’s status is as follows:

(a) If he is a professed non-Muslim, then that is his status.

(b) If he was born in a Muslim home and reared as a Muslim, then on the basis of his anti-Sunnah attitude and propagation, and his support for the liquor industry, he has lost his Imaan, hence will be termed Murtadd.

(c) If in his heart he knows that he is not a Muslim but masquerades as one, then he will be termed a Munaafiq according to the Qur’aan.

Whatever category he fits into, he is not a Muslim.

3 Rabiul Awwal 1442 – 20 October 2020

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 15:38  

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