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)” (Qur’an, 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 Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)
The Jam’iyyatul Ulama Canada, Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT) is a constituted federally Canadian 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 Canada. 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.
With the concern of Shaykh Mawlana Abdullah Patel Kapodrawee (former principal of the famous Islamic university Falahe Darain Tadkwesar, India & great Religious Scholar & Muslim Theologian) and other senior Ulama/Scholars, in the early 1990’s the SHARIAH COUNCIL was established and since, worked primarily to resolve fiqh issues facing the Muslim community.
In December of 2000, as many Canadian born students graduated and returned from Islamic Universities, Darul-Ulooms and Madresas from different parts of the world, certified in the field of Shari’ah and Islamic theology, these graduates got together and met with Sh. Ml. Abdullah Patel to formally establish & activate the Shari’ah Council. 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 of the GTA (26/10/02 & 14/12/02), wherein the Shura and executive bodies were elected, the constitution was unanimously finalized/approved and the formerly Shari’ah Council was transformed to “Jam’iyyatul Ulama Canada” Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT).
Knowledge is preeminently 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 Jam’iyyatul Ulama Canada, Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT) are mirrored in the following objectives:
- To propagate, publish and otherwise expound the doctrines of Islam.
- To protect, preserve and promote the Shari’ah.
- To procure religious freedom.
- To provide for the educational needs of the Ummah.
- To provide religious guidance and rulings (Fatâwâ).
- To foster unity and brotherhood.
- To Co-ordinate Muslim activities.
- To administer and dispose of the charity of the Ummah.
- To render help to the poor and the indigent.
- To unite the Ulama on a common platform.
- To provide counseling and guidance to the distressed.
- To sanction halâl foods
The Jam’iyyatul Ulama Canada, Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT) 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 Jam’iyyatul Ulama Canada, Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT) endeavors to serve as a beacon of light, nurturing the emotional, social, moral, mental and spiritual potentialities of the Muslim community. It aspires to unshackle the Ummah (Muslim community) from the fetters of ignorance, innovations and superstitions so that they are guided to the pure, unadulterated precepts of Islam. To resuscitate the soul and deliver it from the depth of darkness to the lantern of Divine Light.
The Jam’iyyatul Ulama Canada, strives to emancipate the Muslim community from the enslavement of false deities to the worship of the 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 and undertakes to meaningfully contribute to the spiritual, social and moral development of all the citizens of our country and propagate Deen to them. The Jam’iyyatul Ulama Canada, Canadian Council of Muslim Theologians (CCMT)’s philosophy is driven by the teachings of the Holy Qur’ân and Sunnah of Allah’s Final Messenger, Muhammad (ﷺ).