Jamiatul Ulama South Africa Online Newsletter

Online Newsletter
Vol. 11 No. 24 09 Ramadan 1437/15 Jun 2016
Comment and Analysis
Projects of the Jamiatul Ulama
South Africa
In the coming weeks, we highlight some of
our recent projects locally and abroad. With the permission of
the Almighty, these projects are made through the generous
contributions of the community.

The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has a 100% zakaat disbursement
policy. This means that we require contributions in the category
of lillah in order to meet administrative expenses, even in the
course of discharging Zakaat.

We appeal to all sponsors of projects to consider giving funds
in the category of lillah. Fo more information, contact us on:
011 373 8000 and also via email: jamiat [AT] islamsa.org.za

Syria Flour
Supply Project
We made the appeal and you responded with
your generosity. We are now able to supply bread to our brethren
from the war-torn historic land of ‪#‎Syria‬.

To sustain this on-going project, we appeal to all to continue
contributing towards this fund.

May the Almighty ease the suffering of the Ummah and as His
promise, “help those who help others”. Aameen.

Allah will aid a servant (of His) so long as the servant aids
his brother. (Muslim)

Project Page

Project Video on Facebook

Palestine Poor
Patient Fund
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa in
collaboration with the Palestinian Medical Association continue
to assist poor Palestinians in need of medical care.

Through the Poor Patient Fund, Palestinians in the besieged City
of Gaza receive the much needed surgical procedures, diagnoses
as well as medication.

In the first phase of the project which completed in October
2015, a total of 300 poor Palestinians received medical care
under the Fund.

The second phase is underway as Palestinians in Gaza continue to
benefit from various therapies, surgical procedures and medical

We pray to the Almighty to ease the suffering of Muslims the
world over and reward all those who through their generosity
enable us to intervene in various situations to make the world a
better place. Aameen.

Project Page

Project Album on Facebook

Solar Power
Project for Syrian Refugees
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa Solar Power
Project for Syrian Refugees

These solar panels are being installed in Shammareen refugee
camp inside #Syria, but along the Turkish border. The camp
predominantly houses women and orphaned children.

The installation has been made possible through the generous
contributions of the South African community towards their
brethren in need.

Project Album on Facebook

Question and Answer


Assalaamu ‘alaykum

How should Qadhaa be performed of Taraweeh, if it is missed due
to illness?

Was salaam.

Taraweeh is Sunnah Muakkadah (Emphasised Sunnah) and
there is no Qadhaa for a Sunnah Muakkadah, more so if it is
omitted for a valid reason such as illness, etc. However, it
should be borne in mind that Esha Salaah still has to be

NOTE: You can visit our facebook page:

for more
#RamadanReminders, a series of rulings pertaining to Ramadan and
related matters.

Sermon of the Week
salallahu alayhi wasalam and Ramadan (II of IV):
Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam & his Wives

“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad salallahu alayhi
wasalam) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in
(the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah
much.” (33:21)

“And live with them (your wives) kindness…” (4:19)

• If one studies the life of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam
during the month of Ramadan, it will become apparent the balance
he maintained in fulfilling the rights of his beloved wives
while at the same time not falling short in his devotions to
Allah. This was despite the fact that he said, ‘I am the most
Allah-consciousness among you and I am the most knowledgeable of
Allah from all of you.’ (Bukhari). At the same time in another
narration he said, ‘The best among you is the one who is the
best to his wife and I am the best to my family.’ (Tirmidhi)

• Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam displayed this exemplary
side of his character too in the most unique manner:

1. His salallahu alayhi wasalam teaching them
Many of the narrations which depict the life of Rasulullah
salallahu alayhi wasalam during Ramadan have been narrated to us
on the authority of his beloved wives. This is a clear
indication of how he attempted to involve them to be part of his
daily activity and to educate them. Aisha radhiyallahi anha
narrated that she asked Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam, ‘If
I happen to find the night of power, what should I say in du’a?’
He replied, ‘Say: O Allah! You are the Most Forgiving, the Most
Generous, You love to forgive, so please forgive me.’ (Muslim)

2. His salallahu alayhi wasalam wives being informed
about him

Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam did not live a life wherein
he excluded his family members from the activities of his
mission of Prophethood and his acts of worship. Once, Aisha
radhiyallahi anha was asked, ‘How was the (tahajud) salah of
Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam during Ramadan?’ She
replied, ‘He would not perform more than eleven raka’ah of salah
neither in Ramadan nor out of Ramadan. He would first perform
four raka’ah, do not ask of how wonderful and how long it was!
Thereafter he would perform another four raka’ah, do not ask of
how wonderful and how long it was! Thereafter he would perform
three raka’ah (witr).’ (Bukhari)

3. His salallahu alayhi wasalam intimate relations with
his wives

The wives of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam serve as the
greatest source of reference for the Ummah to come to know of
this aspect of his noble life. Aisha radhiyallahi anha narrated
regarding Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam, ‘When the last
ten days (of Ramadan) arrived, he would tightly fasten his lower
garment (i.e. refrain from intimate relations), spend the nights
in the worship of Allah and awake his family members (to join in
the same).’ (Bukhari) In another narration, she reports saying,
‘Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam would kiss his wives whilst
he was fasting.’ Aisha radhiyallahi anha was asked, ‘Was it the
compulsory or the optional fast?’ She replied, ‘In both, the
compulsory and optional fasts.’ (Muslim) As the scholars have
stated, if a person has a fear that such an action will lead to
invalidating the fast, then one should refrain completely from

4. His salallahu alayhi wasalam encouragement to exert
in worship

In as much as the noble Messenger salallahu alayhi wasalam
busied himself in the worship of Allah, he was always concerned
of the spiritual welfare of his household and never lagged in
this duty. Ali radhiyallahi anhu says that during the last ten
days if Ramadan, Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam would awake
his family members (to engage in the worship of Allah).
(Tirmidhi) Similarly, when Aisha and Hafsa radhiyallahi anhun
sought his permission to sit in I’tikaaf during the last ten
days of Ramadan, he permitted them to do so. (Bukhari)

5. His salallahu alayhi wasalam marriage during Ramadan

What better example can there be of the moderation in the
personality of the most beloved of Allah salallahu alayhi
wasalam, in spite of his apparent preoccupation only with His
creator and the mission he had at hand! Tarikh Tabari has cited
a narration that Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam married
Zainub bint Khuzaimah radhiyallahi anha, the mother of the poor,
in the Ramadan of the third year of hijra and he consummated the
marriage in the very same month.

• These are but a few glimpses of the life of Rasulullah
salallahu alayhi wasalam during this great month, more so with
reference to how he interacted with his wives and family members
during these days. A keen observer will find many more such
examples recorded in the books of Seerah and Hadith. May Allah
bestow us with His love and the love of His Beloved salallahu
alayhi wasalam. Ameen.

Words of Wisdom
Hadith of the Week
Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah Radhi-Allahu anhu
reported that Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam
said, “If anyone omits to fast one day in Ramadan without a
reason, or without being ill, then even a lifelong fast will not
make up for it, if he keeps fast (always)”.

(Musnad of Ahmad & Sunan of Abu Dawud)

Quote of the Week
It is a common failing among men to blame
someone or something other than themselves. When Muslims fail to
find the answers to their problems in the light of the Qur’an
and to work out a synthesis between the eternal laws of faith
and the changing realities of the world, they begin to find
fault with the Qur’an rather than themselves. They give the
impression that the Qur’an is defective and imperfect because it
does not provide a justification for their very whim, desire or

(Moulana Syed Abul Hasan Nadwi, Islam in a Changing World)

Saying of the Week
If you have much, give of your
wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.

(Arabian Saying)

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1 US Dollar R15.34
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24 Carat Gold/g R635.57
22 Carat Gold/g R582.96
18 Carat Gold/g R476.65
14 Carat Gold/g R370.87
9 Carat Gold/g R239.69
Silver/g R9.19
Zakaat Nisaab R5624.65
Minimum Mahr R281.23
Mahr Faatimi R14061.62
1 Krugerrand (1oz) R20725.37
All Commodity Values
Exclude VAT (14%)
Moulana Muhammed Nanabhay
Yet again, the Ulama fraternity in
Johannesburg mourns the passing of Moulana Muhammed Nanabhay.
May the Almighty illuminate his resting abode.

Moulana Nanabhay who died on Tuesday, 14 June 2016, was
well-known in the Lenasia area where, for many years, he was the
principal of a network of junior madaaris under the Lenasia
Muslim Association.

Moulana Nanabhay also worked with other Muslim initiatives and
lately, until the time of his passing, he was worked with the
South Africa National Halaal Authority (SANHA)

SANHA’s theological director Moulana Muhammad Sayed Navlakhi has
lamented Moulana’s passing:

"Indeed a loss to our organisation, SANHA… a sincere dedicated
man who longed to serve Deen till his last."

Moulana’s burial took place this morning in Azaadville.

We pray to Almighty to forgive the shortcomings of His servant
and raise his soul to the loftiest abode of the Hereafter. We
also pray to the Almighty to comfort Moulana’s family for their
sense of loss and great need.

Ramadan: Local Iftaar
"Whoever feeds a fasting person will have a
reward like that of the fasting person, without any reduction in
his reward." (Tirmidhi)

The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa will once again this year roll
out an iftaar programme in various masajid in the country. We
have estimated that it will cost R25.00/day per person.

We appeal to the Ummah’s generosity to contribute funds in the
category of Lillâh only. Contributions may be forwarded to any
of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa Offices or deposited directly
into our Relief Account:

Name: Jamiatul Ulama South Africa Relief Acc
Bank: Nedbank – Fordsburg
Branch Code: 195 305
Account Number: 1953 285937
Reference: Local Iftaar 1437

Kindly fax (011 373 8022) deposit slip or email
(jamiat@islamsa.org.za) EFT details of transfer of funds to our
offices for record purposes.

Fitr and Fidya Amounts
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has
determined this year’s Sadaqatul Fitr as follows:

Hanafi: R22.00
Shafi’i/ Hanbali/ Maliki: R28.00

Hanafi: R22.00
Shafi’i/ Hanbali/ Maliki: R7.00

Ibn Abbas RA narrates that Rasulullâh SAW has made obligatory
Sadaqatul Fitr as a means of cleansing the fasts from idle and
lewd talk and in order that it provides food for the poor and
destitute. (Abû Dawûd)

Timely payment of Fitra facilitates distribution before Eid in
accordance with the Sunnah.

Useful Links
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa
South African National
Halaal Authority
Jamiah Ulum al Islamiyyah
United Ulama Council of South Africa
Rescue 786 Ambulance
Service Hotline
083 9000 786

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