Jamiatul Ulama South Africa Online Newsletter

Online Newsletter
Vol. 12 No. 30 02 Dhu al Qa’da 1438/
July 2017
Comment and Analysis
Deplorable Politicking: Press
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA) is
shocked and utterly disappointed at the tone, method and
acrimony that is fast becoming the ‘new norm’ when promoting
virtue and prohibiting vice. The alarming levels of deceit and
misinformation are further indicative of the hypocrisy and
double standards of those who claim to be custodians of the

Attributing the horrendous antics of a comedian to the ‘Ulama
who were invited as speakers to a conference and who were not
present at the time nor had a role in the organisation of the
event, is but one instance of such depravity.

Members of the jamiatul Ulama South Africa (JUSA) are often
constrained to attend various forums in keeping with its role
function within mainstream society, despite the less than ideal
environment. We take our cue from our illustrious predecessors
who adopted strategic positions for the greater good of lslam
and Muslims.

We are not indifferent to vice but we are certainly aware of the
need to provide much needed leadership and guidance to our
communities. We are not averse to criticism or to constructive
engagement, but reject the unbecoming politicking and

Issued by:

Abbas A Jeena (Moulana): President
Ayoob Mohammed (Moulana): Vice President
Abbas Ali Zubair Ali (Moulana): Vice President
The Executive Committee of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa

26th July 2017

#Hilaal: Dhu al Qa’da 1438
Following several reports that the hilaal
was sighted in various places around the country, during the
evening of Monday 24 July 2017, the United Ulama Council of
South Africa determined that 1st
Dhu al Qa’da 1438
, in South Africa, would be on
Tuesday 25 July 2017.

Meanwhile, the next sighting marking the start of Dhu al Hijjah
shall be after sunset on Tuesday 22 August 2017. This is
specially significant as it will determine the day when
Eid-ul-Adha will be observe this year, in-sha-Allah.

The Central Hilaal Committee of the Jamiatul Ulama South
Africa (JUSA) coordinates moon-sighting, on behalf ulama bodies
in the country, for the determination of the start of every new
Hijri calendar month.

Release by:

Ebrahim I Bham (Moulana)
Central Hilaal Committee
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa

Question and Answer

May Allah Ta’aala accept your noble work. My question is a s

While a person is alive, is it compulsory to adhere to the ratio
of inheritance distribution when giving gifts to relatives? I
have heard people say that even when a person is alive, his
assets must be distributed according to the Quranic stipulations
on inheritance i.e. two parts for a male and one part for a

Please be kind enough to enlighten me on this important point in

Was salaam.


The general rule is that during a person’s lifetime he is free
to give any gift to any person he wishes to, but with regard to
gifts to one’s children a person is advised to give equally to
sons and daughters. While not gifting equally does not
invalidate the gift, it is nevertheless Makrooh.

The rule that a male receive two shares for every one share that
a female receives is an inheritance rule, and it does not apply
to gifts.

Sermon of the Week
The Dignity of
a Muslim (1 of 3)

• ‘A’ishah radhiyallahu ‘anha narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam ordered us to treat people according
to their status. (Muqadma Sahih Muslim)

• Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam looked at the Ka’bah and
said: La ilaaha illallah, how pure you are, and how sweet is
your fragrance, and how great is your honour! However the honour
of a Mu’min (believer) is greater than yours. Indeed, Allah has
made you respectable; (likewise) the wealth, the blood, and the
honour of a Mu’min has been made respectable; and Allah has
forbidden us to suspect him of wrongdoing.” (Tabarani)

• Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “The poor among
the Muslims will enter Jannah forty years before the rich.”

• Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “The poor Muslims will enter
Jannah half-a-day earlier than the rich. This half-day will be
equivalent to five hundred years of this world.” (Tirmidhi)

• ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that Nabi
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “When you will gather on the
Day of Resurrection, an announcement will be made: “Where are
the poor and the destitute of this Ummah?” Hearing it, they will
rise. Then, it will be said to them: “What were the deeds you
performed?” They will reply: “O our Sustainer! You tried and
tested us and we endured with patience, whereas You gave wealth
and authority to others.” Allah will say: “You have spoken the
truth.” Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “These
people will enter Jannah before the rest of mankind.
Subsequently, a strict accountability will be left for the
wealthy and the rulers.” (Ibn Hibban)

• ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Do you know who
will be the first to be admitted to Jannah amongst the creations
of Allah?” The Sahabah said: “Allah and His Messenger know
better.” He said: “The first to enter Paradise, amongst the
creations of Allah, will be the poor emigrants (the poor Sahabah
who migrated to Madinah prior to conquest of Makkah). Through
them frontiers are guarded and in difficult times they (are put
on the front lines to) provide a protection for the security of
others. When any of them dies, his needs remain buried in his
chest, unfulfilled. Allah will say to the angels: “Go to them
and greet them with Salam.” The angels will say: “Our Sustainer!
We are the inhabitants of the Heavens and from the best of Your
creations, despite this You command us to go and greet them with
Salam?” Allah will say: “These are those of My slaves who
worshipped Me and ascribed no partners to Me. Through them
frontiers were defended; in difficulties they were used on the
front lines and security was ensured through them. When any of
them died, his needs remained within his chest, unfulfilled.
Thus, the angels will come to them from every door of Jannah,
saying: “Peace be upon you for your (enduring) patience; indeed,
what a supreme end you have achieved.” (Ibn Hibban)

• ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr radhiyallahu ‘anhuma narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “On the Day of
Resurrection, some people of my Ummah will have a Noor (light)
like that of the sun.” We asked: “O Rasulallah! Who they will
be?” He replied: “They will be the poor emigrants; in difficult
situations, protection was ensured through them; when any of
them died his needs remained in his chest; they will be brought
together from various parts of the world.” (Musnad Ahmad)

• Abu Sa‘id radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates: I heard Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying: “O Allah! Grant me life as a
poor and humble man; let me die a poor and humble man; and
resurrect me in the company of the poor and humble man.”
(Mustadrak Hakim)

• Rafi’ ibn Khadij radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “When Allah loves a slave, He
protects him from the traps of the world as anyone of you
protects his sick from water (that may harm him).” (Tabarani)

• Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Love the poor and keep your
sittings with them. Love Arabs from your heart. And your faults
should prevent you from criticizing others.” (Mustadrak Hakim)

Words of Wisdom
Hadith of the Week
Abu Talhah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says: "We
complained to Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam about the
severe pangs of hunger, and showed him the stones fastened on
our stomachs. A stone was fastened on the stomach of every one
of us due to severe hunger. Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi
Wasallam showed us two stones fastened onto his stomach".
(Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam experienced
more hunger than we did, and he had spent a longer period than
us since he had last eaten).

(Shamā’il al-Tirmidhi)

Quote of the Week
“I for one believe that if you give people a
thorough understanding of what confronts them and the basic
causes that produce it, they’ll create their own program, and
when the people create a program, you get action.” 

(Maalik al Shabaaz aka Malcolm X)

Saying of the Week
If you want to gather a lot of
knowledge, act as if you are ignorant.

(Vietnamese Saying)
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Qurbani Arrangements
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has this year, once again, arranged for Qurbani /Udhiyya both locally and in India. The
costs per share respectively are: R1900.00 and R400.00.

Details of the arrangements and how you can sponsor a Qurbani

Youth Programme for
There will be a youth programme in lenasia
on Friday 27 July 2017 at Quwwatul Islam Masjid situated in Ext

The programme which is scheduled to start after Esha
will include qira’ât. qasida, nazm as well as lectures
by ulama as follows:

Master of Ceremonies: Moulana Yusuf Ravat
Qiraat: Qari Saud Ahmed / Hafez Zafeer Patel
Nazam: Hafez Yasin Choonara
Qasidah Burdah: Moulana Muhammed Aamir & Hafez
Mahmood Ismail
Bayaan: Moulana Bilaal Moola / Moulana Abdullah

All youth in the Lenasia and surrounding areas  youth are
invited to attend this event which will focus on the theme
"Challenges Facing the Youth."

The Basics: A 15-Week
Long Online Study Programme for New Muslims
The Jamiatul Ulum al Islamiyyah, the
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa Institute of Islamic Higher Learning
is pleased to announce a unique online study programme for new
Muslims lasting 15 weeks.

The course is will be rolled out in conjuction with Islam4U and
commences on 1 August 2017, in-sha-Allah.

Details of the course and how to enroll are


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raisers and collectors, and the institution they represent.
Thereafter, Letters of
Recommendation (Collection) are issued.

The donor community needs to be more circumspect when making
donations to stamp out many malpractices of unscrupulous
collectors operating with fraudulent Letters.

Confirm the bona fides of fund-raisers by checking

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Useful Links
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Halaal Authority
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