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NEWSLETTER

Wednesday, 01 Ramadhan 1434 H / 10 July 2013

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MAYYITS/FUNERALS

09.07.2013 - Mayyit of: Hafsa Mota - VENUE: 21 Geranium Street Bakerton Springs - TIME: 11h00 - QABARSTAAN: Bakerton Springs

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09.07.2013 - Mayyit of: Raghmat Hartley - VENUE: 1 Kingsgate Ring Road Crown Gardens - TIME: 11h15 - QABARSTAAN: Klipspruit

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09.07.2013 - Mayyit of: Asma Mayet - VENUE: 54 Capsicum Avenue Marlbor Gardens - TIME: 11h15 - QABARSTAAN: Marlboro

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May Allah (SWT) grant us and all the Marhoomeen Forgiveness and Jannatul Firdaus (Aameen)

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Al-Imdaad Foundation – INSIDE SYRIA - Help us build the first containerised village inside Syria.

In order to help the Syrian people who try to cling to life under very difficult circumstances, the Al-Imdaad Foundation is appealing to you to support the establishment of a fully functional containerised village inside Syria to care for widows, orphans and families who have lost everything. The village will cater for their every need. Families will be provided with mattresses, clothing, blankets, kitchen utensils, hygiene kits and freshly cooked food twice a day. This village will also have a Masjid, free schooling for children and segregated toilet facilities as well as permanent supply of water. Your Zakaat for displaced Syrian families is welcome. Lillah is required for the Masjid and school facilities of this village.

For more information please call 0861786243 or visit www.alimdaad.com

RAMADHAN, THE MONTH OF THE QURAN

Ramadan has many important distinctions and qualities. Ramadan is known as the Month of the Quran. It is the month of the Quran both in revelation and propagation. In this month the angel Jibril (AS) first descended to Rasool ul Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) carrying the Wahi (Divine Inspiration) or Quran. This was the point source of all greatness and honour. Life without the Quran is like vegetation without water. Quran is a source of true healing and mercy.

Allah says: "And We send down from the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe. And it (the Quran) increases the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers) nothing but loss." Al-Isra 17:82

Allah also says: "And if We send this as a Quran in a foreign language other than, they would have said: ‘Why are not its Verses explained in detail (in our language)? What! (A Book) not in Arabic and (the Messenger) an Arab?’ Say: ‘It (the Quran) is for those who believe a guide and a healing. And as for those who disbelieve, there is heaviness (deafness) in their ears, and it (the Quran) is blindness for them. They are those who are called from a place far away (so they neither listen nor understand)." Fussilat 41:44

The Quran heals the heart and the soul. Whenever despair or anguish is inflicted on a person, his solace and comfort is surely found in the Quran. It is the guide for those at a loss, it is light in times of darkness. The Quran is a companion in solitude and isolation. The more it is recited, the sweeter it gets. It is the source of strength and truth.

Allah says: "Verily, this Quran guides to that which is most just and right and gives glad tidings to the believers who work deeds of righteousness, that they shall have a great reward (Paradise)." Al-Isra 17:9

For this reason we see that many of the Salaf (Pious Predecessors) who exert themselves in the recitation of the Quran. Some would complete recite the whole Quran in three days. Others would recite it in seven or ten days. We also notice that in Ramadan this effort was greatly increased. As-Shafi‘ee (ra), Abu Hanifa (ra), and Malik (ra) would complete the recitation of the Quran in its entirety during the month of Ramadan sixty different times.

It is important to point out that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) instructed that the Quran should not be recited in its entirety in less than three days. This verdict is not binding during the month of Ramadan. During Ramadan an individual is asked to recite as much as he can during Ramadan.

The month of Ramadan, the month of Quran, is a time that many Muslims rejuvenate their faith and take heed of the truth sent by Allah to mankind. Muslims turn their attention to Allah, His Orders, and His Words in the Quran. The Quran raises mankind to another level of spirituality, especially during Ramadan. With the recitation and contemplation of the Quran Muslims can begin to bring about an individualistic as well as collective change.

Allah says: "Verily Allah will not change the condition of a people, until they change it themselves." Ar-Ra‘d 13:11

The Quran shows us its importance and our need for it. In fact our need for the Quran and its Laws is as great as our need for water and air. Surely, any nation that forsakes their religion and Book are in fact bringing about their own ruin. For there can be not honor and power without religion.

SALAAH TIMES
 
Johannesburg
Durban
Port Elizabeth
Cape Town
Sehri Ends

5:29am

5:22am
5:51am
6:17am
Fajr begins
5:34am
5:27am
5:54am
6:22am
Sunrise
6:55am
6:51am
7:22am
7:51am
Zawaal
12:13pm
12:01pm
12:24pm
12:51pm
Asr Shaafi
3:11pm
2:52pm
3:05pm
3:34pm
Asr Hanafi
3:55pm
3:34pm
3:47pm
4:14pm
Maghrib
5:34pm
5:14pm
5:24pm
5:55pm
Esha
6:53pm
6:36pm
6:53pm
7:06pm

Madrasah Asharful Uloom Madrassah Ashraful Uloom - Marlboro

Founded in 1995 by Moulana Luqman Wadee (Rahmatulla Alaih) the Madrassah is a dynamic organization with an established track record that provides a broad range of services which includes operating 4 Madrassahs, a children's home, assisting of widows, the poor and the needy, prison services and education through seminars and workshops.

To Donate:
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Madrassah Ashraful Uloom - Marlboro
For Zakaat Acc: 42 00 128 34
For Lillah Acc: 42 53 686 02
Branch: Rivonia
Code: 00-12-55

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www.ashraful.org.za or contact 011 444 4265

Make us your charity of choice this Ramadhaan. Serving Humanity for the pleasure of Allah

NIYYAT (Intention) FOR FASTING

When beginning the fast- Suhur say: “Wa bisawmi ghadinn nawaiytu” ‘I intend to keep the fast for tomorrow’ [abu Dawud]

When breaking the fast say: "Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu [wa 'alayka tawakkaltu] wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu" O Allah! Only for your pleasure have I fasted for you; I have Faith in You; and break my fast with Your Sustenance." [Abu Dawud]

FINANCIALS

* Gold: $1 235.25
* Platinum:$ 1,336.15
* Silver: R6.75 /g
* Oil: $107.24 / barrel
* $: R10.13
* €: R13.06
* £: R15.14
* Saudi Riyaal: R2.70
* Mahr Fatimi: R10333.57
* Minimum Mahr: R206.67
* Zakaah Nisaab: R4133.43
* Krugerrand: R13 175.70
* 24 carat gold: R404.40 /g
* 22 carat gold: R370.91 /g
* 18 carat gold: R303.27 /g
* 14 carat gold: R236.02 /g
* 09 carat gold: R152.73 /g

As at (09/07/2013)

NEWS

* Mom, children die of smoke inhalation - A woman and her two children died of smoke inhalation inside their shack in Willarsfarm, south of Johannesburg, emergency services said on Tuesday.

* Girl, 9, raped and stabbed to death - A nine-year-old Orange Farm girl, who disappeared for four days, was found raped and fatally stabbed in the veld not far from her home.

* Tlokwe probe was slow - NEC member - An ANC's probe into claims of corruption against former Tlokwe mayor Maphetle Maphetle was slow, the party's national executive committee (NEC) member Gugile Nkwinti said on Monday.

* Syria invites UN officials to discuss claims of chemical weapons use - The Syrian envoy also made reference to the storing of toxic chemicals by the foreign-sponsored militants, saying, “The Syrian authorities have discovered yesterday in the city of Banias 281 barrels filled with dangerous, hazardous chemical materials.”

*Egypt election timetable issued after deaths - Egypt's interim administration has published a timetable for a transition to a new democratic government, hours after the Muslim Brotherhood called for nationwide protests after the army shot dead scores of people outside the elite Republican Guards' headquarters in Cairo.

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RECIPE
CHICKEN AND CORN TRIANGLES
3 Tablespoons ghee or oil - 1 onion sliced - 1 teaspoon whole jeeroo - 2 cups chicken fillet, cubed - pounded green and garlic, to taste - 1 teaspoon salt - teaspoon fine black pepper - cup crushed vermicelli - cup water - 215 g can cream style sweetcorn - cup flour - 8 tablespoons water.

Heat the ghee in a pot together with the corn onion and jeeroo. Stir over heat until onions are soft. Add the chicken, chillies, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook until tender. Stir in the Vermicelli and water. Continue to cook until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add the sweet corn. Allow to cool.

Stir the flour and water together in a bowl until a smooth paste is formed. Set aside. If using phyllo pastry, cut into 7cm strips. Place a level teaspoon of mixture at the one end of each strip. Brush the end with the flour before sealing. Deep fry in moderately hot oil until lightly browned. Serve with lemon.

WEBLINKS
THE SMILE

A LIFE LESSON

A mother was preparing pancakes for her two young boys who were fighting over the first one.

The mother saw an opportunity for a life lesson and said “You know the Sahaba would let their brothers have the first pancake”.

The younger brother started saying “jee, I could wait for the rest, but…” then looks at his elder brother and tells him “you be like the Sahaba”.

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