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Vol. 13 No. 12 29 Sha’baan 1439/16 May 2018
Comment and Analysis
Great March of Return:
Statement of Support
(For Immediate Release)
The humanitarian toll in Gaza keeps
climbing…

As we speak, the brutal machine that is the Zionist state of
Israel has once more, as it has consistently done in the past
seventy years, unleashed itself on the Palestinians, peacefully
protesting the occupation, and re-affirming their right of
return to their ancestral homeland of Palestine.

Today alone, at least 40 have been killed by Israeli gunfire
while over 1600 more, have been injured on the Gaza-Occupied
Palestine border.

The viciousness of these attacks is just a continuing story of
an occupying force, bent at annihilating an occupied people,
whose only plea to the world is a return to what is their land.

The reward to this ‘rogue-state’ conduct by Israel, from the
Trump Administration, in spite of vehement opposition and
international consensus against the move, is today’s ill-advised
and much-publicised scheduled opening of the US embassy in
Jerusalem, effectively recognising the city as the exclusive
capital of the ‘Jewish State of Israel.’

Nevertheless, no matter how long it takes, Palestinians will
never yield and surrender to the kind of posturing and
aggression that greet every legitimate form of resistance to the
occupation. Nations of the world, under international law, as
well as duly-established conventions and treaties, have asserted
the inalienable claim of the occupied Palestinian territories.

Activists across the globe and all those who have supported the
Palestinians cause in their quest for freedom, also know very
well that only justice brings about durable peace.

The continuing dehumanization of Palestinian people, maiming,
the denial of their human rights, dispossession, siege,
extra-judicial killings, and massacres, cannot be allowed to
continue with the levels of impunity of the Zionist occupation.

As one humanity, Madiba reminded us that freedom is indivisible
when he said: “We in South Africa would not be truly free until
Palestine was free.”

On the day the occupation celebrates the 70th anniversary of
nationhood, it is our responsibility to highlight that no amount
of time will erase the memory of the injustices of 1948, the
period before it and, indeed its aftermath, constituting the
on-going Catastrophe (An Nakba), that has made two-thirds of
Palestinians, refugees.

The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa, therefore, expresses support
towards the Palestinian Solidarity Committee together with all
other supporters of the Palestinian people, in the objectives of
the scheduled march and rally in the city of Cape Town, Tuesday
15 May 2018.

Let the world know and remember that in the process of
Judaization of Occupied Palestinian Territories, the Zionist
occupation is genocidal and has engaged itself in the project of
ethnic-cleansing.

Issued by:

Ebrahim I Bham (Moulana)
Secretary General

14 May 2018

Question and Answer
QUESTION: A person
forgetfully ate something while fasting, is the fast still
valid?

ANSWER:
Yes, the fast will remain intact. There will
neither be a need for Qadhaa nor Kaffaarah. Similarly, one would
not be obliged to induce throwing up of the contents.
If something was forgetfully eaten and the contents are still in
the mouth when a person realises that they are fasting, then
there would be an obligation to remove what is still in the
mouth.

QUESTION: If a person over-slept Sahoor, are
they still required to fast?

ANSWER:
Yes, oversleeping Sahoor does not waive the
duty to fast in the month of Ramadhaan. Sahoor is a Sunnah
practice and not a prerequisite of fasting. It aids a person
with greater strength to fast during the day.

QUESTION: Is a person allowed to break a fast
due to a severe headache?

ANSWER:
If the headache becomes unbearable, and by
keeping the fast, it will only intensify, then there would be
leeway to terminate the fast. In such a case, one Qadhaa fast
would need to be kept after the month of Ramadhaan and Kaffaarah
would not be necessary.

QUESTION: Is the use of mouthwash permitted
while fasting?

ANSWER:
It is Makrooh (undesirable) to use mouthwash
while fasting. If however some of the mouthwash does happen to
go down the throat the fast will break.

Sermon of the Week
Rasullah
salallahu alayhi wasalam and Ramadan (I of IV):
Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam & his Creator

“And whatsoever the Messenger gives you, take it; and whatsoever
he forbids you, abstain (from it), and fear Allah.” (59:7)

“He who obeys the Messenger, has indeed obeyed Allah; but he who
turns away, then we have not sent you (O Muhammad salallahu
alayhi wasalam) as a guardian over them.”(4:80)

• Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam was the messenger of
guidance through and through, he possessed the highest degree of
the recognition of Allah Ta’ala while simultaneously it was he
who fulfilled the rights of the worship of Allah Ta’ala to the
greatest degree of excellence.

• Despite exerting himself in prostration to an extent whereby
his blessed feet would swell up, he remarked when questioned
regarding it by his wife ‘Aisha radhiyallahi anha, ‘Should I
then not be a grateful servant of Allah Ta’ala.’ (Bukhari)

• This feat of his reached its pinnacle and manifested itself
during the month of Ramadan more distinctly than any other time
of the year. This manifested itself in various ways, among
others:

1. His salallahu alayhi wasalam fasting:
Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam encouraged the partaking of
food at the time of Suhur. Abdullah bin Haarith radhiyallahi
anhu says that that a Sahabi (companion) came into the company
of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam while he was partaking of
the food of Sehri. Rasullah salallahu alayhi wasalam remarked,
‘This food is a blessing that Allah Ta’ala has bestowed upon
you. Therefore, do not leave it.’ (Nisaa-i) Similarly he would
hasten to terminate his fasting as soon as the time set in. Anas
radhiyallahi anhu says that Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam
would break his fast prior to performing Maghrib with some fresh
dates; if they were not available then some dry dates; and if
that too was not found then a few sips of water.’ (Tirmidhi)

2. His salallahu alayhi wasalam recitation of Qur’an:
Ibn Abbas radhiyallahi anhu says that Jibraeel alayhis salam
would visit Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam each night in
Ramadan and Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam would recite the
Qur’an to him. He salallahu alayhi wasalam once confided to his
daughter Fatima radhiyallahi anha saying, ‘Jibraeel alayhis
salam would visit me each year once during Ramadan to revise the
Qur’an. However, this year he revised it with me twice. I do not
take this except as a sign that my time of death has neared.’
(Bukhari) Ibn Mas’ud radhiyallahi anhu says, ‘It is appropriate
for a Hafidh (one who has memorized) of the Qur’an to be known
by his recitation during the night whilst everyone is asleep,
during the day whilst everyone is feasting, in his moments of
sadness whilst everyone is happy and with his tears whilst
everyone is in pomp and merriment.’ (Baihaqi)

3. His salallahu alayhi wasalam humbleness and
abstinence:
It is surely a symbol of one whose heart has softened
in awe of his Creator, has realized the reality of servitude to
Allah Ta’ala and has acknowledged his own limitations to be most
humble before Allah Ta’ala. Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam
was a personification of this. Abu Saeed Khudri radhiyallahi
anhu narrates that once it rained on the evening of the twenty
first of Ramadan and the masjid of Rasulullah salallahu alayhi
wasalam leaked. My eyes fell upon the messenger of Allah
salallahu alayhi wasalam the next morning and his blessed face
was soiled with mud and water.’ (Bukhari)

4. His salallahu alayhi wasalam generosity
Ibn Abbas radhiyallahi anhu remarked, ‘Rasulullah salallahu
alayhi wasalam was the most generous of all people and he was
most generous in the month of Ramadan when Jibraeel alayhis
salam would meet him…’ (Bukhari)

5. His salallahu alayhi wasalam fighting in the way of
Allah:

This is surely a month of sacrifice and difficulty. The Jihad of
Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam during this month reveals
two distinctions: the occurrence of decisive battles during this
month and secondly, the greatest manifestation of the help of
Allah Ta’ala. ‘Umar bin Khattab radhiyallahi anhu says, ‘We took
part in two expeditions with Rasulullah salallahu alayhi wasalam
during Ramadan: the battle of Badr and the conquest of Makkah.’
(Tirmidhi)

 
Words of Wisdom
Hadith of the Week
 Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As
Radhi-Allahu anhu: The Prophet Sallallahu alayhi wasallamﷺ said:
If anyone prays at night reciting regularly ten verses, he will
not be recorded among the negligent; if anyone prays at night
and recites a hundred verses, he will be recorded among those
who are obedient to Allah; and if anyone prays at night reciting
one thousand verses, he will be recorded among those who receive
huge rewards.

(Sunan of Abu Dawud)

Quote of the Week
“Take the Book of Allah as your leader
(imâm) and be pleased with it as a judge and ruler. It is what
your Messenger left amongst you. It will be an intercessor for
you. It is to be obeyed. It is a witness never doubted. In it is
a mention of you and those before you, and judgment for whatever
happens amongst you. And in it is news about you and whatever
will come after you.”

(Ubay bin Ka’ab Radhi-Allahu anhu)

Saying of the Week
Remember that your children are
not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.  

(Mohawk /Native American)

Economic
Indicators
Item/Commodity Value
1 US Dollar R12.63
1 Saudi Riyal R3.32
24 Carat Gold/g R526.92
22 Carat Gold/g R483.95
18 Carat Gold/g R395.87
14 Carat Gold/g R308.19
9 Carat Gold/g R199.43
Silver/g R7.20
Zakaat Nisaab R4407.77
Minimum Mahr R220.39
Mahr Faatimi R11019.42
1 Krugerrand (1oz) R17177.04
All Commodity Values
Exclude VAT (14%)
Updates
Moonsighting and the

Start of
Ramadan
1439
We would like to appeal to jamaats and
moon-sighting parties to go out and seek the sighting of the
crescent on Wednesday 16th May 2018. This hilaal will mark the
start of the Holy month of Ramadan 1439.

Please follow the link below for moonsighting details for
Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Moonsighting Details for JHB, DBN and CPT

Meanwhile the Ramadan prayer times for Johannesburg is available
on the link below:

Ramadan Prayer Times for Johannesburg

Meanwhile, JUSA wishes all Muslims, the world over, Ramadan
Mubarak. May the Almighty accept our fasts, acts of worship and
devotions so that we can reap the rewards of this Blessed month.

Updates
Ramadan: Iftaar
Provision
With the aid of Donors, the Jamiatul Ulama
South Africa (JUSA) has been conducting Iftaar feeding
programmes during the month of Ramadan for the past 3 years,
alhamdulillah.

The project entails JUSA along with volunteers going to
disadvantaged areas and preparing Iftaar meals for communities.
Alternatively, communities are given food items and ingredients
with which they prepare meals for themselves.

An average of about 33,000 meals were provided in the past 3
years at 26 venues.

For more information or to be a volunteer, or how one can
contribute, please contact the Welfare Department on:

Tel: 0113738000
Email: welfare@jamiatsa.org

Sadaqatul Fitr: Ramadan
1439
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has
determined this year’s Sadaqatul Fitr as follows:

Fitrah:
Hanafi: R22.00
Shafi’i/ Hanbali/ Maliki: R27.00

Fidya:
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
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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