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Vol. 12 No. 32 16 Dhu al Qa’da 1438/
09 August 2017
Comment and Analysis
Obituary: Moulana Mumtazul Haq
Rahimahullah
A teacher, a father, a mentor,
and poet par excellence​

The sudden demise of Moulana Mumtazul Haq ​rahimahullah​ has
left an irreplaceable void within the ranks of ‘Ulama in South
Africa as well as abroad. "Certainly we belong to Allah and
to Him is our return."

Moulana Mumtazul Haq ​rahimahullah​ was a versatile scholar
whose accumulative experience and wisdom enriched the Jami’ah al
‘Uloom al Islamiyyah as well as the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa
in so many different ways. Together with being a fatherly
figure, he provided invaluable support to both the teachers and
students of the institution alike.

Back in 1979, Moulana ​rahimahullah​ and his brother, Moulana
Mansurul Haq, were sent to teach Qur’an and Hadith in South
Africa by the esteemed scholar, Moulana Yusuf Binnori
​rahimahullah​, who exclaimed, "I am sending my two stars to
your country to serve the Deen of Islam." The blessings of the
duaa of his teacher was evident in his sound academic ability
and in-depth lessons. At the time of his demise, Moulana
​rahimahullah​ held the honour of teaching the famous books of
Hadith, Sahih Bukhari and Jami’ Tirmidhi as well as the
commentary of the Noble Qur’an, Jalaalyn.

Moulana Mumtazul Haq ​rahimahullah​ will best be remembered as
an Arabic linguist par excellence, who inspired his students
through his stirring poetry. His ability to unravel the
intricacies and complex phrases of Arabic poetry was a feat very
few scholars could match. In-sha-Allah, his legacy will continue
through his very many students who serve in various parts of the
globe.

Moulana ​rahimahullah​ was an ardent supporter of the Jamiatul
Ulama South Africa who only a week prior to his demise addressed
the Executive saying, "You have our 110 percent support." From
time to time, he would offer his pieces of advice and wisdom,
especially when complex decisions needed to be taken.

Prior to his tragic matyrdom, Moulana ​rahimahullah​ terminated
his last lesson at the Jami’ah al Uloom Al Islamiyyah of the
august book of Tafseer, Jalaalyn, on the second verse of Surah
Fat-h, "That Allah may forgive for you, what preceded of your
sin and what will follow…" The indelible smile and radiance of
his face, evident a little prior to his Janazah, will remain
etched in minds of the scores of people who attended. By the
Will of Allah, it is a sign of his forgiveness and acceptance of
his matyrdom at age 64.

The sun has forever set for those who were guided by his
brilliant light, knowledge and wisdom.

May the Almighty forgive him and transform his grave into a
garden from among the gardens of Jannah. May Allah bless his
family with patience and fortitude during this challenging time.

​The Shura, Principal, staff and students of Jami’ah al
Uloom Al Islamiyyah & Jamiatul Ulama South Africa​

Question and Answer

Question:

Could you kindly provide some of the Quranic verses that pertain
to gambling? A friend has the potential to reform and I would
like to assist.

Was salaam.

Answer:


Herewith follow a few Aayaat and Ahaadith:-

1 – ‘They ask you about wine and gambling. Say, "In both there
is great sin, and some benefits for people. And their sin is
greater than their benefit". [Ch. 2 V. 219]

2 – ‘O you who believe, the truth is that wine, gambling,
altar-stones (sacrifices for idols on altars) and divining
arrows are filth, a work of Satan. Therefore, abstain from it,
so that you may be successful. The Satan wants nothing but to
plant enmity and malice between you through wine and gambling,
and to prevent you from the remembrance of Allah and from the
Salaah. Would you, then, abstain?’ [Ch. 5 V. 90/1]

3 – Since gambling falls under the category of interest, the
same Ahaadith pertaining to interest apply to gambling. In one
Hadeeth, Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) is reported to have
said that interest has seventy doors (forms of dealing that
amount to being interest), the lightest of all forms can be
equated to person who commits adultery with his own mother
(Targeeb Vol. 3, Pg. 6 – Maktabh Riyaadh).

May Allah Ta’aala grant us all guidance on the straight path –
Aameen.

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

• Shaddad ibn Aus radhiyallahu ‘anhu in a Hadith Qudsi narrates:
I heard Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam saying: “Indeed,
Allah has said: “When I put to test one of My believing slaves
(with adversities), and he praises Me (remains thankful to Me),
despite these afflictions on him, I command (the angels) to keep
on recording the reward for him as (they) used to record the
reward in health.” (Musnad Ahmad, Tabarani)

• Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “A persistent fever or a
headache suffered by a Muslim slave, man or woman, will not
leave a single sin, even the size of a mustard seed, though
being burdened by sins like Mount Uhud.” (Abu Ya’laa,
Majma-‘uz-Zawaa-id)

• Abu Sa‘id Al-Khudri radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “For a Mu’min’s
headache or a thorn prick or any other thing which causes him
distress, Allah will elevate him one degree and wipe out his
sins on the Day of Resurrection.” (lbn Abi Dunyaa’)

• Abu Umamah Al-Bahili radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Nabi
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Any slaves of Allah who
implores humbly and earnestly in an illness, Allah grants him
recovery in such a way that he is cleansed of all his sins.”
(Tabarani, Majma-‘uz-Zawaa-id)

• Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam in a Hadith Qudsi said: Allah says:
“When I inflict illness upon My believing slave and he does not
complain about Me to people who visit him, I set him free
(forgive his sins). Then I change his flesh with flesh better
than his and blood better than his blood and he resumes his
deeds afresh (as all his sins been wiped out).” (Mustadrak
Hakim)

• Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Nabi sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam said: “Any (Muslim) who had fever for a single
night, bore it with patience and remained pleased with Allah,
the Almighty and Majestic, he gets cleansed of his sins, like
the day his mother gave birth to him.” (Ibn Abid Dunya, Targhib)

• Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu reported from Nabi sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam in a Hadith that Allah says: “If I take away
two of the dearest things (eyes) of a Muslim and he remains
patient, hoping for a reward, then nothing short of rewarding
him with Paradise can please Me.” (Tirmidhi)

• Abu Musa radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “When a (Muslim) slave is ill
or on a journey, the same deeds are written for him, as he used
to do while at home or in health.” (Bukhari)

• Abu Sa‘id radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Nabi sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam said: “A truthful trustworthy merchant shall be
with the Prophets, Siddiqeen (the true followers) and martyrs.”
(Tirmidhi)

• Rifa‘ah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Nabi sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam said: “The merchants will be raised up on the
Day of Resurrection sinful, except those who feared Allah, were
honest (refrained from fraud and embezzlement) and were
truthful.” (Tirmidhi)

• Umm ‘Ammarah Ansariyah radhiyallahu ‘anha, the daughter of
Ka’b radhiyallahu ‘anhu, says that once Nabi sallallahu ‘alaihi
wasallam visited her and she presented him some food. He said:
“You may eat also.” She replied: “I am fasting.” At this,
Rasullullah sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “Indeed the angels
continue to invoke blessing on the person who is fasting and
others eat besides him till they finish or they are filled.”
(Tirmidhi)

• Abu Hurairah radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “A tree was causing trouble to
Muslims. A man came and cut it and due to this he was entered
into Paradise.” (Muslim)

• Abu Dharr radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Nabi sallallahu
‘alaihi wasallam said to him: “Look! Undoubtedly you are not
superior to a fair skinned or a dark skinned person, except that
you excel him/her by Taqwa (the fear of Allah).” (Musnad Ahmad)

• Thawban radhiyallahu ‘anhu narrates that Rasullullah
sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said: “In my Ummah there are some
people that if one of them comes to you and asks for a dinar, it
would not be given to him; if he asks for a dirham, it would not
be given to him, (or even) if he asks for a penny, it would not
be given to him. However, if he asks Allah for Jannah, He would
grant it to him. He may be clothed into two old sheets which do
not completely cover him, yet if he swears by Allah; He would
honour his words.” (Tabrani)

 
Words of Wisdom
Hadith of the Week
Abû Hurairah Radiyallâhu ‘Anhu relates that
the Prophet Sallallâhu ‘Alaihi Wasallam said: “One who helps a
fellow Muslim in removing his difficulty in this world, Allah
will remove the former’s distress on the Day of Judgment. He,
who helps to remove the hardship if another, will have his
difficulties removed by Allah in this world and the Hereafter.
One, who covers the shortcomings of another Muslim, will have
his faults covered up in this world and the next by Allah. Allah
continues to help a servant so long as he goes on helping his
fellow brother. One who treads a path in search of knowledge,
has his path to Jannah (Paradise) made easy by Allah thereby.
Whenever devotees gather in a house of Allah (Masjid) for the
purpose of reciting the Book of Allah and share it’s reading
among themselves, will be blessed with tranquillity. Mercy
covers them; the angels cover them with their wings and Allah
talks about them with the angels around Him. He, who is slow in
his conduct, will not be hastened forward by the nobility of his
birth.”

(Muslim)

Quote of the Week
“O youth! Seek the hereafter, for we often
see people pursuing the hereafter and finding it as well as the
dunya (worldly wellbeing), but we have never seen anyone pursue
the dunya and gain the hereafter as well as the dunya.”

(Al-Hasan Al-Basri RA)

Saying of the Week
If they don’t exchange a few
words, father and son will never know one another.

(Indian Proverb)

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All Commodity Values
Exclude VAT (14%)
Updates
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
are
here

Fundraisers’ Letters of
Recommendation:
Online Verification
To the best of its ability the Jamiatul
Ulama South Africa assesses the credentials of fund
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
here:

verify.islamsa.org.za
OR Call 011 373 8000

Qurbani Seminar
Masaajid of Laudium, namely Masjidus Salaam;
Masjid al Noor; Masjid Ansaar and Masjid Hamzah have arranged a
Seminar on Qurbani with the following presentations:

History of Qurbani: Ml Abu Bakr Manjra

Virtues of Qurbani: Ml Riaaz Hassim

Etiquette & Rulings of Qurbani: Mufti Abdurrahman Ebrahim

A panel of Muftis will also be available for a Question & Answer
session, in-sha-Allah.

The seminar has been scheduled to take place at CIS Hall in
Laudium, on Fri 25 Aug 2017, starting after Esha Salah (Jamaat:
7:30pm), in-sha-Allah.

Useful Links
Jamiatul Ulama South Africa
www.islamsa.org.za
South African National
Halaal Authority
www.sanha.org.za
Jamiah Ulum al Islamiyyah
www.jamiah.co.za
United Ulama Council of South Africa
www.uucsa.org.za
Muslim AIDS
Programme
011 373 8080
 

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