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SURAH Al-Ma’aarij 70 : (The Staircase)
This Surah is Makki, and it has 44 verses and 2 Sections.

With the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Very-Merciful

“A questioner asked concerning a torment about to befall” [1] “Upon the disbelievers, which none can avert” [2] “And is from Allah, the Controller of the staircase” [3]

Today’s lesson starts off a new Surah from the Quraan. One miracle that could be found in the Quraan and the speech of Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam is the fact that it keeps the reader/listener suspended between hope and fear. It does not give a person so much hope that he/she neglects making effort, on the other hand it (Quraan and Hadeeth) does not make a person fear so much that they lose hope. This surah could be summarized in this manner. It speaks of punishment in the hereafter but also makes mention of glad tidings for those that will thread the correct path.

COMMENTARY: As was common throughout history, the disbelievers would always mockingly ask when will the punishment come down. The first verse makes mention of a sarcastic question asked regarding the punishment. It is as if they requested the punishment in order to make the Prophet of the time look like a mad man. However, the word “Waaqi” in verse 1 is translated as ‘about to befall’ which means that the punishment is prepared and waiting. The second verse speaks indirectly of Allah’s power and might. It states that when the decision is made for a punishment to befall a nation, no one can stop or prevent the punishment. There is no obstacle mighty enough to stop it. We should put these verses in our daily lives and understand that whether good or ‘bad’, if Allah has decreed it, it can never be stopped. The reason why the word ‘bad’ is in inverted commas is because nothing is done to harm us. If a condition seems ‘bad’, there is always a reason for it.A reason that will benefit us immediately or later on in life. Verse 3 makes it clear that this punishment (and all conditions weather good or bad) is from Allah alone. Allah Ta’aala uses the word ‘Controller of the staircase’. The Staircase would mean the skies for the angels use it to ascend to the heavens and descend on earth.



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The tenth day of Muharram which will fall on Tuesday 6 December 2011, known as Aashura, is a very virtuous and significant day in the Islamic calendar. On this day, there are few devotional acts, which we should fulfill. Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam has advised and encouraged His Ummah to fast on this day.

Ibn Abbas Radiyallahu Anhu reports that nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam came to Madinah and found the Jews fasting on the tenth of Muharram. Hence Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam enquired of them, "What is the significance of this day on which you fast?" They replied, "This is a righteous day. On this day Allah Ta'aala saved the Bani Isra'eel from their enemy. Therefore Moosa Alaihi Salaam fasted on this day. Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam said: "I am more worthy of Moosa Alaihi Salaam than you." (Muslim)

From that day onward Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam fasted on this day and commanded others to fast as well. According to the Hanafi school of thought fasting on this day was obligatory for the Ummah before the fasts of Ramadaan were prescribed. This alone will give us an idea of how valuable and blessed it is to fast on this day. When encouraging others we should not force anyone bearing in mind that the fast is not compulsory.


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* The DA says it has uncovered a plot by the ANC to "bribe" several Western Cape DA councillors to defect. The party would lay criminal charges against seven people for the plot, codenamed 'Project Reclaim', according to a press statement on the DA's website.

* South Africa’s economy, the biggest in Africa, expanded at an annualized 1.4 percent in the third quarter, less than economists forecast, as manufacturing and mining output slumped.

* Turkey said it did not want military intervention in Syria but was ready for any scenario while Damascus cracks down on protests against President Bashar al-Assad.

* Anders Behring Breivik 'not accountable for attacks'. Psychiatrists have found that Anders Behring Breivik was insane at the time of his attacks on downtown Oslo and Utoya Island.

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Tuesday 20111129 – An inspiring account of a sister’s journey from a Catholic upbringing to finding the Truth, Islam at a tender age of just 17. She explained the various symbols of Islam that attracted her to this religion of Peace including the love and belief Muslims have for Prophet Moses and Prophet Jesus (PBUT)…


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"Ons voel mos nie almal altyd dieselfde nie, is dit nie? Partymaal voel jy goed en ek dalk bietjie af, soos Allah wil. Kliek hier vir die nuutste Dagstukkie om jou aan te moedig. Ons het ook al die Dagstukkies wat ons nou al uitgestuur het saam op een bladsy gesit, juis vir jou gerief. As ek dus 'n Dagstukkie uitstuur en jy voel dis nou nie vandag vir jou bedoel nie, dan kan jy sommer maklik vir jouself al die Dagstukkie-opskrifte gaan deurkyk totdat jy een vind wat jou hart aanraak. Of as iets gebeur wat jou so bietjie van balans af gooi: besoek die Dagstukkies! Jy weet nooit, dalk wil Allah jou juis deur 'n besondere Dagstukkie bemoedig.

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A 64-year-old Japanese man in a blonde wig robbed a Tokyo cake shop of nearly $10 000 before being brought down by store staff armed with laundry poles. The jobless man used a survival knife to force an 18-year-old member of staff to hand over the cash. The man ran off with 755 000 yen ($9 500) but was floored by three shop workers who kept him on the ground with poles usually used to hang out washing until police arrived. - Sapa-AFP


A British mother-of-two has told how her life was saved in a car crash - by a loaf of bread, a report has said. The medium-sliced £1.15 Hovis Soft White flew from Liz Douglas's shopping bag and cushioned her head when her car hit a telegraph pole. Her Nissan Note flipped over and was a write-off - but she escaped with minor cuts and bruises, the report said. Douglas, 51, of Stronachlachar, Stirling, said: “It stopped my head hitting the top of the car, and saved my life. She has kept the bread loaf as a reminder. – IOL


Responsible for getting dozens of pupils to school safely, he should have been concentrating on the road ahead. But a British bus driver was in fact far too busy completing a Sudoku puzzle at the wheel to give the job his full attention. The unidentified driver has been sacked after one of his young passengers took a picture of him completing the number game while transporting a bus full of children, aged between nine and 16, through early morning rush hour traffic.

The 12-year-old pupil, who took the photograph on his mobile phone, said the driver was filling in the answers inside the puzzle book, which was resting on the steering wheel. “My son was on that bus and the safety of the children has got to come first. He said the driver had his pen out and his head down while the coach was moving, doing Sudoku. It was in traffic so it probably wasn’t at a high speed, but it was definitely moving.” The pupil's mother said. ~Daily Mail~

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