Dept of Amar bil Ma’roof / firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jamiatul Ulama KZN has been inundated with queries regarding the above supposed department and gmail address. The Jamiat enjoins good and forbids evil through its official members, and not from this bogus department. An anonymous individual hiding behind a gmail address claims to have set up this department. This mischief-maker has fraudulently used our logo / email format, which ironically goes against the very grain of enjoining good and forbidding evil!
Basic simple morality demands that if an individual genuinely stands for the truth he should courageously do so openly instead of hiding behind an email address.
At a time when the Ummah is faced in innumerable challenges, only those who have evil intent would want to compound our challenges by disseminating misinformation. May Allah Ta’ala protect us.
Firstly, verify the source of information. Recently emails and posters have been circulated on the name of the Jamiatul Ulama KZN emanating from addresses like email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and other addresses ending with gmail.com. Emails from the Jamiatul Ulama KZN end with @jamiat.org.za. Emails not ending with the official @jamiat.org.za should not be accepted at face value.
Secondly, each of us has the power to administer our own email addresses. If a fraudulent email comes into your inbox, mark it as spam and complain to the web hosting company if the email emanates from a registered email address as is the case with email@example.com which is hosted by Afrihost. Although such steps will not prevent those bent on creating disunity with their illegal emails, it will at the very least remove their emails from your inbox.
We urge the public not to entertain correspondences of those who would create disunity in the Ummah. May Allah Ta’ala unite the Ulama and protect us from those who would see their unity toppled, Ameen.
We request those who receive updates from this phantom gmail address to submit a complaint via this link.
We further ask our readership to take note that our email accounts end with @jamiat.org.za. Emails not ending with this address should not be accepted as emanating from the Jamiatul Ulama KZN.
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians
223 Alpine Road, Overport, Durban
Tel : +27 (0) 31 2077099
Fax : +27(0) 31 2074163
Website : www.jamiat.org.za